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David Joseph Mendoza Obituary
David Joseph Mendoza, Sr.
Dec. 28, 1926 - Aug. 11, 2013
Resident of Oakley
Resident of Oakley, David, 86, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, Aug 11, 2013. David was born in Antioch and lived in Oakley where he met and married the love of his life, Josephine in 1952. They were married for 61 years. David enjoyed visiting family, friends, and having a beer with his brothers. He served in the Army as a medic at the Presidio in San Francisco.
He is survived by his wife Josephine Mendoza; son David J. Mendoza Jr.; daughters Elaine Maestretti and Kathy Mathes. Known to his grandchildren; Nicholas Faragasso, Nisa Faragasso, Ryan Maestretti, Kari Garcia, Joseph M. Mendoza and six great-grandchildren as Papa. Loving brother of Zuly Mendoza, Ralph Mendoza, Phillip Mendoza, and John Mendoza; deceased, and sisters Pat Mendoza, Josie Pacheco, Ruth Ambrosini and Isabel Romero; deceased. David will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, August 20 from 4 pm to 8:30 pm, (Rosary at 7 pm) at Higgins Funeral Home, 1310 A St, Antioch, Ca. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 21 at 10 am at St. Anthony's Church, 971 O'Hara Avenue, Oakley, Ca. Interment will be at Holy Cross cemetery followed by a reception to celebrate his life at St. Anthony's Church.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Aug. 17, 2013
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