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Maria M. (Orquillex) Mendoza

November 3, 1926 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 94)


Maria M. Mendoza, 94, of Bellevue and formerly of Sandusky passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in The Bellevue Care Center following a brief illness.

She was born November 3, 1926 in Barcelona, Spain and came to the United States in 1970. She was employed at the Sawmill Creek Resort in the housekeeping department before retirement. Prior to this, she had worked at the Radisson Inn. Maria loved to cook, specializing in Spanish and Filipino foods.

She is survived by two daughters, Carmen Yontz of Sandusky, and Luisa (Jeff) Dority of Bellevue; step grandchildren, Kelsie (Josh) Engbino of Clarksville, TN, Rachael (Nick) Baptista, Blake Dority and Braydon Dority all of Bellevue; one step great granddaughter, Aviana Engbino; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Domingo Conesa Orquillez and Pilar Ferrer Vidal.

Friends and family are invited to attend the committal service at 1:00 pm Friday, January 29, 2021 in the Meadow Green Memorial Park Chapel, 2602 Bogart Road, Huron, Ohio. Father Chris Jesudhason will officiate. Entombment will follow.

Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services, 505 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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January 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Meadow Green Memorial Park
2602 Bogart Road
Huron, OH 44839


Cancer Services
505 W. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky OH 44870
Tel: 1-419-626-4548

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