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Sgt. Joseph Ignatius Mendise

Obituary for Sgt. Joseph Ignatius Mendise

June 7, 1929 - February 27, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Father and Dear Grandfather

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Sgt. Joseph I. Mendise, age 88, of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Army veteran of Korean War, 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment, 3rd Battalion HQ Company; beloved husband of 53 years of the late Maureen A. Mendise (nee Sexton) who passed away in February 2009; loving father of Faith Mendise, Mary Majcher-Zona (Frank), Margret Ward (Ken), and Melissa Thies (David); dear grandfather of Kristin and Michael Majcher. Joseph was the retired Chief of Building and Housing for the City of Cleveland, and was a professional squash player for the Cleveland YMCA and 13th Street Raquet Club. He passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be forwarded to the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, in the names of Joseph and Maureen Mendise, or please visit www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Basil The Great Church, 8700 Brecksville Road, Brecksville. Interment with U.S. Army honors will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Tour bus services will be provided to the cemetery and back. The BABITT-BUSCH FUNERAL HOME of North Royalton is serving the family. 440-237-4569 www.buschcares.com

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be forwarded to the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, in the names of Joseph and Maureen Mendise, or please visit www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    3900 Wildlife Way
    Cleveland , OH 44109

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