OBITUARY

Bernardo A. Menendez

August 24, 1948August 2, 2018
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Menendez, Bernardo A. 69, peacefully entered his heavenly home on August 2, 2018, after a courageous five year battle with kidney disease. He was a Mechanic Supervisor with the City of Tampa Water Department and Union President. Bernie was an active outdoorsman and a proud Marine veteran who lived life to the fullest. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife; Lucy, loving son; B.A., mother; Thelma, siblings; Wayne and Deborah, daughter; Alicia, and numerous family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 6:00-9:00pm at Gonzalez Funeral home. Semper Fi, “Always Faithful” and forever loved and always in our hearts.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Tuesday, August 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bernardo A. Menendez

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Belinda Favata Llanes

August 8, 2018

Lucy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you all peace in knowing that Bernie is no longer in pain and safe in God’s arms. He will be with you always in the wonderful and loving memories you shared thru the years.. God bless you and your family..R.I.P. Bernie
Belinda & Tony Llanes

Mary Frances Ledo

August 7, 2018

Although your heart is breaking, choose to remember all the seasons of love that you shared. True love is the story that never ends and cannot be separated, even in death. So, my very best friend, my sister, measure your lives together in love.
“Remember the love...”
“Remember your story...”
“Remember the seasons...”
Sleep high, on that mountain Bernie. You will forever missed and always remembered. ❤️Mary Frances & Rex

Brandi J Rivera

August 6, 2018

Thank you to the Menendez Family for your true and sincere friendship. Bernie was a special person and opened his heart to me as his wife and son did too.
I will miss him so very much. He was alway sweet to me and gave me good advice with certain issues.
REST IN PEACE, my good friend you will be sorely missed 🕊

Cindy Aguila

August 4, 2018

So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was always a very kind soul. Thinking of you, Lucy and B.A., during this difficult time.

Cindy Aguila

Francine Rodriguez

August 4, 2018

Love & blessings to Bernie's family and friends may you have peace during this time of transition...
Bernie and I disagreed on everything from guns to politics to food you name it LOL however,there was always mutual love and respect for each other.
Fly free my dear Angel friend! Love you Bern...

Doris Cummins

August 4, 2018

I'm sending my deepest condolences to Lucy, BA, and the entire family.
May all of your wonderful memories stay close in your heart and mind forever.
Bernie is one of God's special Angels now and his soul will live on and watch over you and your family eternally.
Sending lots of hugs, thoughts and prayers to all of you.
God Bless you.

Sincerely,

Doris Cummins

Linda Sanpedro

August 4, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are are with you and your family. Bernie was a kind and thoughtful person. Although Bernie and I shared a daughter and for that you always have a special kind of love. I know he loved Lucy and BA with all his heart and he was blessed to have her in his life. Life doesn't always go the way you wanted it to be but family will never change. Bernie is in piece, no more suffering. He's in God's hands. RIP.

Dana Hewett-Leonard

August 4, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the family. Life is a journey and whenever we lose our loved ones we often feel lost. Bernie's legacy and spirit will give you the strength to carry on. You lost a good father and husband in this life but heaven has been blessed with an angel who will watchover you all each and every day.

Eva LaBarbera

August 4, 2018

First, my deepest sorrow for all my cousins and all of Bernie's family. I have so many memories but the one that always comes to mind is us waiting out a hurricane @ Abuela Beva's house. We all had so much fun and oh yes, how he loved lots of sugar in his Ice Tea, lots and lots of sugar! Blessings on your journey home Bernie.

Tina Ferrera Horton

August 3, 2018

To Lucy and the entire family, my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I did not know Bernie personally, but I know Lucy, and she always glowed when she spoke of him. The deep love was very evident. I pray that Lucy, BA and the family will gather strength from God, family, and friends. May Bernie rest in peace with the angels embraced by God's love and light.