Posted On March 9th, 2017 -

Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away Feb. 15, 2017. He was born Jan. 25, 1930 in Honolulu. Raymond was a dedicated and loving husband, father, uncle and friend who enjoyed opera, modern ballads and Puerto Rican music singing for local musical groups in Hawaii in the 1950's, performing with the San Jose Light Opera in the 1960's, and various church and cultural singing groups in the 1970's through the 1990's. He is a retired Management Analyst from the Federal Government at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, after 37 years. He received a Bachelor of General Studies Degree at Chaminade University and a Master of Science Degree from Central Michigan University. He is preceded in death by parents, Ramon & Rose Belmudes Mendez and ten siblings. He is survived by wife, Shirley Ann Mendez; sons, Michael (Karen) Mendez, Marc Mendez; daughters, Kathy Atoigue, Karen (Fernando) Cazares; brother, Adolphine "Rudy" Mendez of Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Phillip, Gavin, Tony, Patrick, Heather, Fernando Jr., & Sebastian; and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.

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