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Henry "Pesty" Menendez


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Henry "Pesty" Menendez Obituary
Menendez, Henry Pesty 92, of Smithton, IL, formerly of Fairmont City, IL, born on July 9, 1922 in East St. Louis, IL died on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his daughter's residence. Mr. Menendez was a general foreman at Granite City Steel Mill for 35 years and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, nee Thompson, Menendez; his two sons, Henry Menendez Jr. and Larry Menendez; his father, Enrique Menendez Ynclan; his mother, Maria, nee Gonzalez, Menendez Muiz; his stepfather, Florentino Muiz; his three brothers, James Mopey Menendez, Eladio Menendez, and Raymond Muiz; and his son-in-law, Myron Schanuel. Surviving are his two daughters, Marleen (Dan) Suarez and Carol Schanuel; his seven grandchildren, Celeste (Gary) Benedict, Ryan (Krystal) Menendez, Daniel Henry Suarez, Taylor (Jena Beyes) Menendez, Andrew Schanuel, Mallory Schanuel, and Leona Menendez; his two great-grandchildren, Gary Benedict Jr. and Annaliese Benedict; his brother, Albert Muiz; his three sisters, Helen Cawvey, Adele Branz, and Dorothy Branz; and his daughter-in-law, Susan Menendez. Dear cousin, uncle, and great uncle. Memorials may be made to the Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy Organization, P.O. Box 341, Edinburg, VA 22824 or Deland Naval Air Station Museum, 910 Biscayne Blvd., Deland, FL 32724. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com. Services: Visitation: Friends may call on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL. Funeral: Services will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Kassly Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights, IL with Father Stan Konieczny officiating. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 20, 2014
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