Mario answered the Lord’s calling at the age of 68 years old on January 7, 2023, in Las Cruces New Mexico.
Mario entered this world on August 8, 1954, in Saginaw, Michigan to Simon and Elena Mendoza.
In his younger years, Mario faithfully served the Lord as a Alter boy.
As a Young Man, Mario proudly served the United States Naval Force. Served from December 1974 – December 1976. During this time, defended our Country by serving in Vietnam.
Mario loved a good conversation and would not shy away from engaging with someone he did not know. He had a love for cooking and spending quality time with his family and Grandchildren. He also enjoyed Football, tattoos and a relaxing cruise. He had a lifelong dream of owning his own Harley Davidson one day.
Mario has survived by his loving wife Angie Mendoza of 32 years. Daughters: Marlinda Mendoza (Angel Cervantes), Angelica Almaraz (Armando Almaraz), Maryesther Romero (Ivan Montoya).
Sisters and Brothers: Francis Mendoza, Yolanda Aleman (Carlos Aleman), Paul Mendoza (Stacy Mendoza), Sister In Law Jane Mendoza.
Grandchildren: Amber, Daniel, Angel, Erick, Mario, Jose, Guadalupe, Julio, Yvonne, Marlinda, Ivan. Great Grandchildren: Isaias, Justina, D’Marcus, Ava Lynn, Heavenly, Cruze, Gabbana Monroe
He is preceded in Death by his parents: Simon and Elena Mendoza. Sisters: Julia Mendoza and Sara Mares, Brother: Simon Mendoza. Son Guadalupe Domingo Hernandez, Grandson Ralph Romero.
Mario is also survived by numerous Nephews, Nieces, family and friends.
Rosary and Viewing will take place on January 19, 2023, at 7:00 PM located at Getz Funeral Home Chapel 1410 E Bowman Ave, Las Cruces New Mexico 88001.
Funeral Mass Service will follow on January 20, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St Genevieve’s Catholic Church, located at 100S Espina Las Cruces New Mexico 88001.
Pallbearers: Grandsons Daniel Mendoza, José Andres Reyes III, Angel Cervantes, Guadalupe Domingo Reyes, Erick Cervantes and Julio Reyes Honorary Mario Cervantes