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It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Sammy P. Mendoza, 38 of Las Cruces on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 9, 1974 to Francisco T. and Stella Perez Mendoza. A devoted Mayfield Highs School fan, Sammy always wore a T-shirt with their colors. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Those left to mourn his passing besides his parents include two brothers, Robert Perez and Fernando Padilla both of Las Cruces; one sister, Patty Torres and husband Johnny of Garfield. Other survivors include eleven nieces and nephews, Adrian, Emily, Janella and Brandy Perez, Brenda, Melissa, Stephanie and Junior Padilla, Orlando Tena, Isaac and Nicole Torres as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather. Visitation for Sammy will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (today) at Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church, 5525 Cristo Rey in Doña Ana where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately thereafter with Reverend Miguel Macaya officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in the Doña Ana Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Danny and Isaac Nevarez, Sergio Marrufo, Michael and Leroy Apodaca, and Johnny Torres. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222 For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 17, 2012
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