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Santiago Mendoza

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Santiago Sergio Mendoza was born in La Habana, Cuba in 1961. He and his parents immigrated to the United States in 1968, eventually living in Northern California then moved to Southern California. Santiago graduated from South Gate High School in 1979. Immediately after his graduation he signed up for the Marine Corp. and served from 1979 to 1983. Santiago has 3 children: Jennifer, Erika and Joseph who live in Florida. He is a proud grand-father of 2 beautiful girls, Mikayla and Madeline. In 2010 Santiago married Leticia in Key West, Florida. They made their home in Murrieta along with Leticia’s kids Jacob and Jazmin. Santiago started working for Southern California Edison in 1984. At Edison he worked as a Meter Reader, Lineman and worked as a Streetlight Repairman since 1997. Santiago enjoyed music. As a young boy in Cuba he enjoyed walking down the street watching people play music. He told his Mom “I want to be a Musician when I grow up.” Though his Mom told him that was not a good lifestyle for a family man, he still held that dream. He enjoyed having Jam sessions with his friends, playing the Congas among other instruments. He enjoyed the outdoors and had a passion for boating and fishing. He loved to camp & enjoyed having a nice quiet dinner by the water. Santiago was very spontaneous & outgoing. He had lots of energy and his smile is unforgettable. You will always be remembered for your giving heart. Always in our hearts: loving husband, father, grand-father and friend. We love you. Santiago Mendoza died on June 4, 2012, at the age of 50 and is survived by his wife, Leticia; sons Joseph and Jacob; daughters Jennifer, Erika, and Jazmin; brother Orlando and 2 granddaughters: Mikayla & Madeline. A celebration of his life will be held at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs on Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00am. He will be buried with honors at Riverside National Cemetery that afternoon at 2:00pm. A florist near the church is Xavier Florist 23545 Palomino Dr,Unit A Diamond Bar, CA 91765 909-860-3076; website

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  1. A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Santiago Sergio Mendoza c/o ENGLAND FAMILY MORTUARY, INC funeral home.

  2. Dear Friend, thank you for the many years of fond memories filled with lots of love and joyful times. You will be greatly missed! My deepest sympathy to Jennifer, Erika and Joseph & granddaughters, Mikayla and Madeline. Our thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time of sorrow. Lots of love, Rosa and Nati

  3. Dear Leticia, So sorry for your loss. Santiago is and always will be a great man..We met him years ago by Abe,when we lived in Moreno Valley. Santiago was in his work truck with cherry picker,before he & Abe left to go to lunch,Santiago got up in the cherry picker and removed a pr. of tennis shoes the local boys threw over the wires ! He was always so kind, soft-spoken and polite. As you know.Rest in PeaceMarshall & Cindy Neill Oklahoma

  4. Dear Santi, I miss you and love you. I wish you could be with us right now. We will see you in heaven. Thank you for teaching us so much. Thank you for taking us camping and boating and harleying. You were such a great person to everyone. I miss you and love you. Be with us every day. Love you . Jazmin or as you called me, Petunia

  5. Dearest Santiago; Your passing is of great loss to those who were blessed to know you and to have shared the warmth you permeated amongst all. I will miss hearing the stories of your children (you were so proud of them!), your love for Leticia, and all your fabulous plans that emitted your zest for life. May the Lord bless you and keep you. I was blessd to have known you and to have worked with you.Leticia; My prayers are with you unending. May the Lord place his hedge of protection around your heart and keep you close, safe, and comforted in knowing you will see both Him and Santiago again one day. God Bless you, Pam

  6. God is great and I’m sure my brother is enjoying his new home in heaven our deepest sympathy to his wife and family

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep you strong and look to him during this very very difficult time. Allow him to carry you when you are weak. Cherish the wonderful memories of all the wonderful happy times you spent with Santiago.He was a wonderful man and I will always remember the smiles and laughter that shined on his face when he entered the room. God Bless you and keep you close. Your friend always

  8. Leti, I am soo soo sorry to hear about Santiago. My warmest thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. May God keep you close and see you through this difficult time…

  9. Leticia my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My most deepest sympathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. xo LJ

  10. Leticia, I am so sorry to hear about Santiago. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. With Deepest Sympathy, Crystal

  11. lo sentimos mucho mucho querido tio, te deseamos mucha paz en el cielo, tu has sido un hombre muy bueno,te queremos mucho.te amara siempre tu sobrina yanely, william, tu ahijada karla, de teresa. habana cuba


  13. My dearest friend, words cannot express my pain to see you go, we have shared some wonderful times with each other and family, I will always cherish every moment together. I thank God for bringing us so close together through the years; we were blessed to know you. I always considered you like a brother as you did with me. I can hardly contain my emotions from getting the best of me, but what has given me peace of mind is that you’re suffering has ceased, and you have been embraced with the Angels in heaven.Love you! Willie, Maria, and kids…

  14. Our deepest condolences to the Family. There are no words that can really give us comfort in times like these. But there is one that can give us all the comfort we need and that is our Lord and Savior. I can honestly say I know Santiago is with our God. I went to high school with Erika and meeting the whole family has been such a blessing in my family’s lives. We love you all very much; know you have been in our prayers through this difficult time. I have only good memories of Santiago. My favorite one was going on a Father Daughter double date with our papitos. He took us to Mayumba this amazing Cuban restaurant. Food Music= two happy fathers with their daughters dancing the night away. In times like these that is what keeps us going those beautiful memories.

  15. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who knew Santiago and deepest sympathies to those closest to him. For anyone who knew Santiago would know he was a great man and a pleasure to be around. I thank you, Santiago for all the fun family excursions we had on your boat in laughflin. You and the family helped create a fun-filled chapter in my life. Thank you for that. With Loving Memories.

  16. Por Santiago: Que buena la musica salsa. Y que buena toca la conga. Que gozo cuando uno es en la precencia de Dios. En tiempo te voy a ver.

  17. Santiago-a beautiful person we loved. We lost touch, but intended to get together again soon. We have lots of wonderful memories having fun together.You were always the greatest friend, caring about everyone’s comfort. Rest in peace, beloved friend.

  18. To the Mendoza Family:Please accept my family’s condolences for your loss. To Jennifer,sweetheart I love you and will always be here for you.Edward Ramos and Family

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