MENENDEZ, Jose "Little Joe", 67, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 24, 2012. He was born in New York City and moved to Florida in 1953. Joey graduated from the old Thomas Jefferson High School in 1963, and was employed by the U S Postal Service until his retirement in 1992. He travelled often to the Caribbean, particularly Honduras, and enjoyed listening to Caribbean music. Joey was preceded in death by his father, Jose Menendez; uncle, Vincent Castaneda; paternal grandparents, Severino and Trinidad Menendez; and maternal grandparents, Vicente and Josefa Castaneda. Survivors include his mother, Alice Castaneda Menendez; sister, Elise Sierra and husband, Paul; nieces, Gina Sierra-Townsend; and husband, John, and Jana Pullo and husband, Robert; nephew, Paul "PJ" Sierra; great nephews, Dominic Pullo and Gianni Townsend; great niece, Giovanna Townsend. Graveside services will be held at 12 PM on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Centro Asturiano Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 27, 2012