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Paul Mendes, age 86 of Bridgeport entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport, Paul has been a life-long resident. He was educated in the Bridgeport public school system and furthered his education with a B.S. in Business Administration. He was employed twenty plus years with the American Red Cross as an emergency services representative and more recently he became the Executive Director of the Mt. Aery Baptist Church Development Corp. He was a former member and Exalted Ruler of New Era Lodge #290 I.B.P.O.E. of W. and member of the Chessman Foundation. His spiritual needs were met as a disciple of Mt. Aery Baptist Church where he served in the Fellowship Club, the Men's Fellowship, the Bible Study and Sunday School. His mother Grace Proctor, step-father Maurice Proctor, brother Donald Mendes and sister Rosetta Mendes predeceased him. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Bartek Mendes and son Anthony Mendes both of Bridgeport, nephews, nieces, and a host of foster children. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:30 AM at Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank St., Bridgeport with Pastor Anthony L. Bennett, D. Min., officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends are invited to the viewing Monday from 8:30 - 10:30 AM at the church. See www.mortonsmortuary.com.
Morton's Mortuary, Inc.
25 Margaret Morton Lane
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Published in Connecticut Post on July 5, 2014