Ramon “Ray” F. Menendez, Sr., 68, of Springfield died at 6:18 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born the son of Frank and Clara Murrill Menendez on April 6, 1945 in Springfield. He married Lynnie Mae Rhodes, October 8, 1966 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Tammy Lynn (Greg) Dawson of Chatham; one son, Ramon “Ray” (Susan) Menendez, Jr. of Springfield; one sister, Dee Hickey of Athens; one brother, Louis Menendez of Springfield; sister–in-law, Carol Menendez of Sherman; two grandsons, Christopher (Fiance’ Jessica Terpstra) and Alexander Dawson; one aunt, two uncles, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ramon was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Frank Menendez.
He was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Church, Eagles Aerie 437, and Knights of Columbus # 4175. He was a resident of Springfield all of his life, and retired from IDOT Highway Maintenance as a supervisor after 32 years.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Monday, January 27, 2014 at St. Francis Cabrini Church with Reverend Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery or Shriners Children’s Hospital.