Majin Michael "Mel" Hemenez|
January 14, 1935
April 10, 2014
Resident of Hayward
Mel Hemenez passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014, at the age of 79. He was born in Oakland, CA, and raised in Hayward, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael & Aurelia Hemenez; his sister, Arlene Morales; and his son, Matthew Hemenez. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Bonnie Hemenez; his daughter, Shelly Haas; and his sons Mark & Steven Hemenez; six Grandchildren; and two Great-Grandchildren. Mel is also survived by Bonnie's children, daughter, Debbie Benson; sons Rodger, Walt, & Scott Hallberg; seven Grandchildren; seven Great-Grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.
Mel served in the Coast Guard and as a Postman, before becoming a Union Laborer. He helped build many Bay Area buildings. He enjoyed fishing, the Oakland A's, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to his friends John & Laverne Caries and Sam & Ida Day, for all their help, love and support.
At Mel's request, no services were held.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Apr. 20, 2014