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Edward Melendez

April 5, 1936 ~ March 10, 2017 (age 80)

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Edward Melendez went to be with God Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born April 5, 1936 in New York City, NY,  to William and Ventura Melendez, the sixth of ten children.

     Edward proudly served his country in the United States Army from August 1953 to August 1956, plus an additional three years in the New York National Guard.

     He married Maria Dolores Ortiz in 1956 in New York and raised two sons, Glenn and William. Edward worked in law enforcement for 32 years; first in New York and then in California where he and his family moved in 1969. Edward remarried Chrys C. Trask in 1979 and became a father to her two children, Lisa and Adam. He loved his family; cars of all kinds; John Wayne and traveling, especially to Hawaii, which he considered the home of his heart.

     Edward is survived by his wife of 37 years, Chrys C. Melendez; three sons, Glenn K. Melendez, William E. Melendez and Adam T. Trask; one daughter Lisa A. Trask. Three grandchildren Milan Sanchez, Gabrielle and Giovann Melendez. One great grandchild Sienne Sanchez. Five brothers, William, Rudy, Raymond, Joseph and George. Two sisters, Nellie and Dorothy as well as many nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Eddie”. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ventura; first wife Maria and brothers Gilbert and Frank Melendez.

     A graveside service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Thursday, March 23rd., at 11:30 am.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
March 23, 2017

11:30 AM
Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92518

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