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BROWNSVILLE, TX. – Rodolfo Melendez, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, the 24th of January 2023 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. He was seventy-six years of age.
Rodolfo was born in Brownsville, Texas on December 21, 1946, son of Roberto R. Melendez and Carmen Martinez Melendez. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War, and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother.
Preceding Rodolfo in death were his parents, Roberto R. Melendez and Carmen Martinez Melendez; and his brothers, Roberto Melendez, Jr. and Ramiro Melendez.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of twenty-six years, Jovita Cantu de Melendez; his children Marilyn Y. Melendez-Martinez (Richard), Rodolfo Melendez, Jr., Marcos Cantu (Anna), Roberto C. Melendez (Victoria), Joel Melendez, Roel A. Melendez (Mia), and David A. Melendez; his grandchildren Michael M. Melendez, Jacob A. Martinez, Isla Melendez, Mason R. Melendez, Rodolfo A. Melendez, Violet A. N. Cantu, Arianna A. Cantu, and Joanna J. Cantu; and his siblings Lucinda Wright, Rene Melendez, and Reynaldo Melendez; in addition to extended family members and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, the 31st of January 2023 between the hours of twelve noon and nine o'clock at night, with a prayer service to begin at six o'clock Tuesday evening within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.
Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday, the 1st of February between the hours of nine o’clock and eleven o'clock in the morning. An escorted procession will then depart Darling-Mouser Funeral Home en route to The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, 2520 Inspiration Road, Mission, Texas 78572, where interment with military honors will begin promptly at one o’clock in the afternoon.
Honored to be serving as his pallbearers are Marcos Cantu, Rodolfo Melendez, Jr., Roberto Melendez, Joel Melendez, Roel Melendez, Rene Melendez, and Michael M. Melendez.
Memories of Rodolfo may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.
Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.
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