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 John Mendez Mata

John Mendez Mata

Birth
Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 76)
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden of Devotion
Memorial ID 100129199 · View Source
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John Mendez Mata, 76, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Mount Olivet Funeral Home Chapel. John Mata was raised along with his seven brothers and sisters in Fort Worth. While a Navy man stationed in Japan, he met and married the love of his life, Makoto Murakami. Together they made a beautiful family of five that included three children, Felix, Maria and Tony. Living in Japan, San Diego and Beeville, they eventually made their home in Fort Worth after his honorable discharge. John's devotion to his family goes above and beyond any call of duty he served in the Navy. Not only did he play the role of husband/father, he kept active in supporting his children's activities while finding time to complete his associate degree after 50. He devoted his life to both giving all he could to his community as well as ensuring the success of his family. As John got older, he loved to travel and try new foods, but nothing excited him more than playing with his grandchildren. He gave 110% of himself to his family every minute of his life. John taught everyone that family was and still is everything. Daddy - your family and friends will miss you dearly. Survivors: He leaves behind his wife of over 40 years, Makoto, also known as "Margie"; his oldest son, daughter-in-law and their two children, Felix, Mika, Nanami and Yuto Mata; his only daughter, son-in-law and their two children, Maria, Earnest, Charlie and Ernesto Gonzalez; his youngest son, daughter-in-law and their two children, Tony, Carla, Daniel and Arianna Mata; and brothers, Joe and Alex Mata.
Published in Star-Telegram on November 4, 2012


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  • Created by: Tim Hawkins
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100129199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Mendez Mata (5 Mar 1936–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100129199, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tim Hawkins (contributor 46844902) .