Emeterio O. Mendoza, 94, died on Friday, May 1, 2009.

He was born on March 3, 1915 in Jalisco, Mexico to Trinidad Mendoza and Mariano Ocampo. He was a Catholic and a longtime resident of Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sofia H. Mendoza.

He is survived by his children, Ricardo (Margarita) Mendoza, Ernesto (Teresa) Mendoza, Israel (Ruth) Mendoza, all of Robstown, Esther (Jesus) Morales of Desoto, Felicitas (Louis) Gonzalez of Reno, Nev., Peri (Walter) Decker, Rozie Herrera, both of Austin, Virginia (Dennis) Clough of West Lake, Ohio, Juanita Mendoza of Corpus Christi, Yolanda (Bill) Murphy of Mebane, N.C., and Jose Jesus Mendoza of Colorado; two sisters, Felicitas Valenzuela and Guadalupe Ocampo, both of Mexico; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 4, at St. Mary's Mission. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.