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In Remembrance
Ezequiel “Jake” Mendoza
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Ezequiel “Jake” MendozaEzequiel “Jake” Mendoza, age 81, of Galveston died Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Galveston. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Monday, April 21, 2008, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Father John Bok, celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. Visitation will be held 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 pm.

Jake was born April 10, 1927 in Galveston to Felipe and Soledad Hernandez Mendoza. He was a merchant marine by profession and a member of the Master, Mates and Pilots Union. He  sailed for Lykes Brothers Steamship Company as a second deck officer until his retirement in 1986. After his retirement, he enjoyed helping others with his volunteer work and enjoyed life at home. In particular, he greatly enjoyed his volunteer work with the Damas of Our Lady of Guadalupe and with the Galveston Catholic School serving lunch to the kids. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council # 787 and the Grand Knights. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk’s Galveston Lodge #126 and the St. Patrick’s Men’s Club.

Mr. Mendoza is preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Soledad Mendoza, wife, Nella Castro Mendoza, brother, Dr. Sam Mendoza and sister, Maria Tanna Rodriguez. Survivors include his sons, Phillip Mendoza and wife Cindy of Boulder, Colorado, and Michael Mendoza and wife Ann of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Connie Garza and husband Gus of Dickinson, and Teresa Vargas of Galveston; brothers, Al Mendoza and wife Betty of Pearland and Dr. Roger Mendoza and wife Ellen of Houston; grandchildren, Christine and Erin both of Dallas; great granddaughter, Madison, and beloved Companion, Sylvia Hernandez of Galveston and her grandchildren, Amy and Taylor Sonnier; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Hector Garza, Frank Vargas, Jim Rodriguez, David Mendoza, Andy
Hernandez, and Steve Hernandez.

Memorials may be made in “Jake”’s name to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 1708 Amburn Road, Suite “C”, Texas City, Texas, 77591 or Galveston Catholic School, 2601 Ursuline Ave., Galveston, Texas 77550.

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