Manuel Tristan Mendez

Manuel Tristan Mendez, 95, of Port Lavaca, passed away Feb. 26, 2023. He was born Aug. 20, 1927 in Yorktown to Faustino Martinez Mendez and Rosa Tristan Mendez.

Manuel worked for King Fisher Marine served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Diane Mendez Romo (Patrick L.), of Leander; sons, Charles Mendez (Paula T.), of Victoria, and Robert Rene Mendez, of Port Lavaca; sisters, Julia Lara, of Port Lavaca, and Dolores “Lola” Ramirez (David), of Port Lavaca; brothers, Jesse Mendez Sr. (Elida), of Houston, and Johnny Mendez (Mary), of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Andrea Mendez and Ana Maria; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Perez Mendez; parents; sister, Frances McHenry; and brothers, Fred Mendez and Lupe Mendez.

Please contact Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home at 361-552-2988, or visit their website for service information and times.

Pallbearers are Patrick Romo, Ruben Hinojosa, Eutiquio Perez Jr., Johnny Perez, Jesse Mendez Jr., and Jared Mendez.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

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