Marcello Cristian Mendez, of Columbus, fought hard for 105 days in the NICU and was called to his heavenly home on Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Vincent Women's Hospital, Indianapolis.
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Born Dec. 27, 2013, in Indianapolis, he was the beloved infant son of Salatiel "Sal" and Jodi (Findley) Mendez Jr. He was a baptized member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Mateo Salatiel Mendez, Macario Cruz Mendez and Marquez Tomas Mendez; maternal grandparents, Jerry (Peggy) Findley; paternal grandparents, Salatiel (Amalia) Mendez Sr.; aunts and uncles, Jesus Antonio Mendez, Amalia (Ryan) Richey, Maurilio (Monica) Mendez, Erica Mendez, Jacob (Stacy) Findley and Jonathon (Angela) Findley; cousins, Austin Richey, Tyler Richey, Wini Harris, Palik Findley and Walter Findley.
He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Manuel Gabriel Mendez; great-grandparents, Albertha Garza, Antonio Mendez-Rico, Maria De Socorro Sigala, Palmer Ude, Melba Ude Christopher, Eugene and Betty Findley; and cousin, Luke Findley.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Seymour, with the Rev. Andrew Currao officiating. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery with a Voss dove release.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m Sunday at Voss Chapel, Seymour, and from 9:30 a.m until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Women's Hospital NICU,
or the donor's
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at vossfuneralservice.com.
Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from Apr. 11 to Apr. 15, 2014