Nicolas Melendrez, 63, of Sunnyside died Thursday. Mr. Melendrez was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Survivors include six children, Rachel Lewis, Noel Melendrez and Nicolas Melendrez Jr., all of Sunnyside, Alberto Melendrez of Lacey, Abel Melendrez and Ray Melendrez, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; 11 siblings, Aurora Escobar, Angela Melendrez, Abelia Ramirez, Mary Moser, Peewee Cortez, Cruz Amaro, Santa Clara Myers, Richard Melendrez, Charra Garza, Julia Melendrez and Carmen Melendrez; and 14 grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m., all at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Burial will follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.