Robert H. Burns American Legion Post 16

In Memory of John Jacob Mendel, Jr.

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John Jacob Mendel Jr.

MENDEL John Jacob Mendel, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 in Covington, LA at the age of 77. A native of New Orleans, LA born November 11, 1931. He was the beloved son of the late John Jacob Mendel Sr. and Suzanne Dormoy Mendel. John is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy "Dottie" Bergeron Mendel. Father of Deborah M. Becnel (George), David J. Mendel (Carol), Jeffrey A. Mendel (Sandra), and the late John J. Mendel, III (Sheila). Grandfather of Ambre M. Colletti (Steven), Philip A., Jonathan Z., Bradley M. and Cynthia A. Mendel; Great grandfather of Jackson and Carson Colletti and Adriana Mendel. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was retired from Hormel Foods. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16 and Saint Benedict Catholic Church since 1979, previously of St. Rita Catholic Church in Harahan, LA. He was a lifetime member of the F.C.R.V. camping club. Graduate of Alcee Fortier High School, New Orleans Class of 1949. The family is grateful to St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice for their compassionate care. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Road, Covington, LA on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:00 am. Visitation is from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will follow Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA.

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