Ramon Mendoza Jr.
January 25, 1945 – October 18, 2018
Ramon Mendoza Jr. passed away this past Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Ramon will be remembered by his family, that he always loved, supported, and ensured were safe and comfortable. Ramon was married to his wife, Esther Mendoza, for 38 years. He will also be remembered by his immediate family here in Escondido, George Laguna, Frank Laguna, Sonya Shaffer, Cristina Mendoza and Ramon Mendoza III. Along with his 14 grand children and 3 great grandchildren.
Ramon helped to care for his loving parents Ramon Robles Mendoza, and Guadalupe Mendoza, who predeceased him and are with him now.
Ramon will also be loved and cherished by his sisters Lydia Sepulveda and Emma Flores. His brothers are also with him now, Manual, Tommy, Victor, Hector and Johnny.
Ramon was born in El Centro, CA on January 25th, 1945. He grew up moving up and down the San Joaquin Valley working with his family to support the booming agriculture economy in the 1950s. He joined the United States Marine Corps at 17, and spent 4 years and 4 months stationed in Camp Pendleton, Okinawa, 29 Palms and El Toro. The USMC says, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Ramon surely lived this mantra, as he was supremely proud of his service to his country and he always ensured he celebrated the USMC birthday by singing “The Halls of Montezuma”.
After his service in the Marines, Ramon returned to Tracy and worked for the Defense Supply Office, and ultimately leveraged his wireman experience as a Marine into a job as a Service Installer with Pacific Bell.
Ramon spent 30+ years with Pacific Bell, and succeeding companies, raising his family in Escondido, CA.
Ramon always had an interest in all things military, his guns, and buying/selling at garage sales, swap meets and gun shows. He was an avid metal detector, and collector, and he ensured that he always shared these hobbies and interests with his children.
Ramon will be remembered on October 26th, 2018 in Escondido, CA. After which, his ashes will be scattered at sea.