Benito Sendejar Jr.
March 14, 1934 – November 26, 2018
Benito Sendejar, Jr., 84, of Corpus Christi, TX, passed away November 26, 2018. He was born in Benavides, Texas on March 14, 1934. Benito Sendejar, Jr. graduated from Benavides High School Class of ‘1953 and received his Associates from Del Mar College. He was married to Maria Irma Sendejar on October 7, 1960. He worked for the Corpus Christi Fire Department for 26 years. He was a member of the Works of Mercy for SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and had a passion for hunting, fishing, camping, wood working and of course spending time with his precious family. He is survived by his four children; Nora Verdin (Noel), Nola Guajardo (Nick), Landy Sendejar (Norma), John Sendejar (Milda); his grandchildren, Joshua Sendejar, Justin Sendejar, Jeffrey Sendejar, Jacob Sendejar, Geena Sendejar, Andie Sendejar Tester (David), Benjamin Guajardo, Nathan Verdin, Noelle Verdin; brother, Roel Sendejar, sister Alma Garza and numerous nieces and nephews. Benito is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Maria Irma Sendejar and his parents, Benito and Andrea Sendejar; he is also preceded in death by his infant sister, Sylvia and older brother, Ambroscio who died at a very young age. Benito was very proud of his hometown of Benavides, Texas. He excelled in sports and FFA. He worked the oil fields and was Deputy Constable of Benavides in the late 1950’s. He joined the Corpus Christi Fire Department in 1966. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany as a military policeman. The family would also like to thank the dedicated staff, nurses and CNA’s from the Palms Nursing Facility that were so dedicated to the care of our dad. Visitation will be held at St Phillips Catholic Church (3513 Cimarron Blvd) on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church (3210 SPID) at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018 with Entombment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
- Nora (Noel) Verdin, Daughter
- Nola (Nick) Guajardo, Daughter
- Landy (Norma) Sendejar, Son
- John (Milda) Sendejar, Son
- Joshua Sendejar, Grandchild
- Justin Sendejar, Grandchild
- Jeffrey Sendejar, Grandchild
- Jacob Sendejar, Grandchild
- Geena Sendejar, Grandchild
- Andie Sendejar Tester (David), Grandchild
- Benjamin Guajardo, Grandchild
- Nathan Verdin, Grandchild
- Noelle Verdin, Grandchild
- Roel Sendejar, Brother
- Alma Garza, Sister
- Maria Irma Sendejar, Spouse
- Benito and Andrea Sendejar, Parents
- Sylvia Sendejar, Infant sister
- Ambroscio Sendejar, Brother
- Mr. Sendejar also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
- Holy Rosary Friday, November 30, 2018
- Funeral Mass Saturday, December 1, 2018
- Entombment Saturday, December 1, 2018
Benito Sendejar Jr.
December 1, 2018
My deepest condolences condolences to the Sendejar family. I remember Benito quite well. I remember him being a member of Benavides last winning football team in the early fifties. He was a great person and a well respected Benavides citizen. I last saw him at the Benavides cemetery about 12 years ago. I just learned of his passing a few minutes ago, too late to attend his services, other wise I would be there. I know there are several Luis Garzas from Benavides. My grandfather was Manuel Salinas, my mother’s father.
December 1, 2018
Nora and Nola, I was very sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences on your loss.
November 29, 2018
REST IN PEACE MY COUSIN,WILL MISS YOUR SMILES AND EVERLASTING KINDNESS AND GOOD WILL TO ALL.THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND OUR CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI DURING YOUR SERVICE AT CORPUS CHRISTI FIRE DEPARTMENT.THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU ENTER DOORS OF HEAVEN. RESPECTFULLY,YOUR COUSIN,CIRA