OBITUARY

Alfonso G. Mendoza Jr.

January 23, 1943November 20, 2020

Alfonso Guajardo Mendoza Jr. “Fancy” was born to Alfonso Sr. and Elvira Mendoza on January 23, 1943 and died peacefully in his home with family at his bedside on November 20, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso Sr. and Elvira Mendoza, his sisters Olivia Casarez and Minerva Garcia, in-laws Pete and Lupe Espinoza and son-in-law Matt Furry.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years Rebecca Marie Mendoza who was the love of his life; his daughter Deanna Furry and her sons Preston and Brendan; son Greg and his wife Monica and their daughter Briana and sons Greg-Anthony, Jeremy and Timothy; son Chris and his daughter Alexa and son Jaden; son Mario and his wife Kelly and sons Mario Jr., Max, Jack and Will; his brother Ray Mendoza and wife Lupe, sister Nina Paniagua, sister Mary Estrada and husband Moe and sister Gloria Ortegon and husband Fernando along with numerous nephews and nieces.

Alfonso was a lifelong resident of Austin who retired from the US Postal Service with 30 years of service and from The University of Texas with 12 years. He was a man of faith who was a parishioner of St. Louis Catholic Church for over 30 years and recently was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a passionate Texas Longhorn fan who loved rooting on his beloved Texas Longhorns in all sports, especially football. He loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing with his weekly senior group and with his sons until his medical condition prevented him from playing any longer. What he enjoyed most was spending time with his family and what made him especially proud was watching his grandchildren grow and succeed!

Visitation will take place from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 pm at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home at 14501 N. IH-35 in Pflugerville. Unfortunately, due to Covid, recitation of the rosary will be limited to immediate family.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 10 am, located at 9500 Neenah Ave. in Austin.

Interment will immediately follow at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Preston Furry, Brendan Furry, Greg-Anthony Mendoza, Jeremy Mendoza, Timothy Mendoza, Mario Mendoza Jr., Max Mendoza and Jaden Mendoza. Honorary pallbearers will be Briana Mendoza, Alexa Mendoza, Jack Hoggard and Will Hoggard.

The Mendoza family would like to thank the medical staff at Austin Heart Hospital especially Dr. Jerome Thomas and the staff of Encompass Health Care along with all the family and friends that offered their support and prayers during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: The American Heart Association.

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    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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roberto and alicia martinez

November 24, 2020

Becky and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have beautiful memories of shared family times. God bless all of you!

robert and alicia martinez

Kevin White

November 24, 2020

I only got to know "Big Al" over the last few years. I have been friends with all 3 of his Sons for over 20 years and I consider Cre Cre my brother. What I remember about this man was how welcoming he always was when I stopped by. "Come on in Kevin. You want something to drink". "What do you think about the Longhorns this year"? I really appreciated how welcome I always feel around the whole Mendoza Family. Big Al your legacy is in your 57 years of marriage and the incredible children and grandchildren you raised. Thank you for being such a great human being and blessing us with your beautiful family.

Hall Todd

November 24, 2020

Affectionately known to all of us growing up as “Big Al”!! He will be fondly remembered as a great coach, friend, husband and man. I truly admired him for his easy going character, kindness and generosity. Even when I haven’t seen him in years he always greeted me a smile, handshake and beer. He is respected by everyone that has ever known him and will be missed by the Hall family. God has gained a great man and his works are reflected in the family he has parted with to be with our Lord. Rest In Peace “Big Al”!! Condolences and prayers to the family.

Rita Jonse

November 23, 2020

Prayers for healing and comfort for the Mendoza family.

Rita G.Jonse

Russell & Donna Moore

November 23, 2020

Fancy, what an awesome man!! We were lucky enough to get to know this fine family, so many years ago!! Great memories that will be treasured forever!! Thanks to Rick E. for being a great friend to both of us and our families!! Thanks for allowing us to get to know and attend so many awesome family get togethers!! All of those years ago while running the streets of old Austin while at Big Mac, I can say I am to this day honored and lucky to have spent so many fun times with so many family members!! Becky and Fancy raised an awesome family that continues to raise their own great families!
Thanks, Al "Fancy" Mendoza for all of the fabulous memories! We will see you again!! Love Y'all!!

Richard Casarez

November 23, 2020

Our hearts are heavy and we will all miss my Uncle Al. I loved talking with him about Longhorn football. He also provided wise consul when we were growing up. Please know our family has y’all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys.

Richard and Julia Casarez and family.

Manuel n Renee Ledesma

November 23, 2020

To my sister Rebecca and my neice n nephews our deepest condolences. A great loss to our family and now united in
Heaven with our beloved parents , Robert
and Matt our nephew .
My brother in law Al(Fancy) was a great
uncle n guidance to my sons. I’ll always be grateful for Rebecca n Al.
Manuel n I have great memories of our gatherings in Round Rock,
Gone but will never be forgotten!🙏🙏🙏

Laura Renee Barron

November 22, 2020

Becky and Family; May your heart find peace and comfort during this difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers. 🙏🏽

The Barron Family

Samuel Acuña

November 22, 2020

Uncle Al provided guidance and words of wisdom, that will stay with me forever. My uncles legacy is second to none. I'll honor my dear uncle by encouraging my children to work hard in the classroom and being productive in the community. We'll meet again uncle Al! Love, Sam

Guadalupe Reyes

November 22, 2020

Al was a lifelong friend. We met at Zavala Elementary and went through elementary, middle, and high school together. We played sports and socialized with our families at Atlanta, Austin, and at our lake house at Lake Hartwell, Georgia. Al was a devoted son, brother, husband, nephew, cousin, and friend. I will miss him when I travel to Austin to visit my family and friends. My condolences to his wife, Rebecca, and his large family. May he Rest In Peace. His work on this earth has been successfully finished. I love you Al. You were a true friend from the day I met you until the end.

FROM THE FAMILY

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