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Obituary: Marcello Cristian Mendez, Columbus

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Marcello Cristian Mendez, of Columbus, fought hard for 105 days in the NICU and was called to his heavenly home on April 11, 2014 at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born December 27, 2013, in Indianapolis, he was the beloved infant son of Salatiel “Sal” and Jodi (Findley) Mendez Jr. He was a baptized member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Besides his parents he is survived by his brothers, Mateo Salatiel Mendez, Macario Cruz Mendez, and Marquez Tomas Mendez; his maternal grandparents, Jerry (Peggy) Findley; paternal grandparents, Salatiel (Amalia) Mendez Sr.; aunts and uncles, Jesus Antonio Mendez, Amalia (Ryan) Richey, Maurilio (Monica) Mendez, Erica Mendez, Jacob (Stacy) Findley, and Jonathon (Angela) Findley; and cousins, Austin Richey, Tyler Richey, Wini Harris, Palik Findley, and Walter Findley.

He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Manuel Gabriel Mendez; great-grandparents, Albertha Garza, Antonio Mendez-Rico, Maria De Socorro Sigala, Palmer Ude, Melba Ude Christopher, Eugene and Betty Findley; and his cousin, Luke Findley.

Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Seymour, on Monday April 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Currao officiating.

Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel on Sunday April 13, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with a Voss Dove release.

Memorials may be written to St. Vincent Women’s Hospital NICU, March of Dimes, or Charity of Choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service email at

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at

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