ALTON - Hector Melendez, 44, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at his residence in Alton. He was born on Oct. 12, 1968 in Santa Rosa, Mpio San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico to Jose Melendez and Modesta Paulina Carreón.
He is survived by his wife, Matilde Riojas Melendez; daughter, Andreya Alexia Melendez; son, Hector Melendez Jr.; mother, Modesta Paulina Melendez; brothers, Juan Melendez, Casimiro Melendez and Jose Melendez; and sisters, Teodora Melendez, Angelica Melendez, Eugenia Melendez, Maricruz Melendez, Josefina Orta and Patricia Melendez.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Rivera Funeral Home in Mission. The funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission.
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