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Benito Serna Mendoza, Jr

Benito Serna Mendoza, Jr
  • November 2, 1940 - December 18, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Benito "Benny" Mendoza, Jr., 76, passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on November 2, 1940 in Goliad, Texas to Benito and Gabriela Mendoza, Sr.

Benny was a 1960 Robstown graduate. He served in the Army for 3 years and Reserve for 4. He attended A&I Kingsville for AA in Business.  He retired after 39 years as a Mailman at Lamar Park Post Office as the Station's Union Stewart for the National Association of Letter Carriers. Benny was very active at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, serving as an Usher and member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and softball.

He is preceded in death father, Benito P. Mendoza, Sr.; sister, Josephine Rivera.
Benny is survived by wife, Louise Carrales Mendoza; children, May Mendoza Nardone, Ben Mendoza III, Monica Mendoza, Carlos Mendoza (Lisa); grandchildren, Martin Nardone, Jackie Nardone, Ben Mendoza IV (Kathryn Nguyen), Jennifer Mendoza, Courtney Mendoza, Carlos Mendoza, Nicholas Mendoza, Nichole Mendoza; 5 great-grandchildren; Mother, Gabriela Mendoza; sisters, Esperanza Favela (Oscar), Lillie Gracia (Luis); brother, Gilberto Mendoza (Beatrice), Henry Mendoza (Brenda) and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.