MENENDEZ, Mario age 74, of Tampa, died on Feb. 14, 2013. Born April 18, 1938 in Havana, Cuba. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Menendez. Loving father of Ana (John Troffo), Mario Jr. & Susan. Fond grandfather of Zulma, Jennifer, Ruben and Rebecca. Proud great-grand-father to Giovanni. He passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He will be missed by many but will live forever in our hearts. "Querido hermano Mario, vete tranquilo y feliz pues todos los años que vivimos juntos fueron años maravillosos llenos de amor. Descansa en paz te deseamos, tu hermanos, hermanas y nietos; Lino, Nelida, Lucia, Daniel Sr., Kristine, Daniel Jr., Omar Jr., Eileen, Lauren, Omar III, and Richard, Samantha, Selena, Daisy and Kiko." A visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17th, from 1-8 pm, with a service at 6:30 pm. and again on Monday from 10 am to 12 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 6802 Silvermill Driive, Tampa. Burial will follow on Monday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa. Please view and sign the online guestbook at: www.blountcurrywest.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 17, 2013