Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Joseph G. Mendiola, Jr.

Passed away on March 15, 2021

Joseph G. Mendiola, Jr. age 63, late of the South East Side of Chicago passed away on March 15, 2021. Loving father of Melanie Mendiola, Ana (Rebecca Salgado) Salgado and Matthew John Mendiola. Devoted grandfather of Isabella Hope Martinez, Maximus Alexander Diaz, Jordan Fidel Rodriguez, twins Gianni Mateo Vargas and Luciano Sebastian Vargas. Dearest son of the late Joseph G. Mendiola, Sr. and late Martha Mendiola. Fond brother of Nancy (Raymond) Mendiola Arias, Sandra (Michael) Mendiola-Kunis, Anthony S. (Paul R. Eskew) Mendiola and Kimberly Mendiola. Former husband of Carmela Martinez. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. U. S. Army Veteran, member of American Legion South Deering Post #1238 and Iron Workers Union Local #1. Visitation Monday, March 22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago, IL 60617. Service concludes at Elmwood. Private Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, IL. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all federal, state, and local guidelines as to attendance numbers, social distancing and facial coverings will be followed. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care for Real:https://careforreal.org/Care for Real provides much needed food, clothing, and support to surrounding communities where Joseph recently lived. An invitation to celebrate and honor Joseph’s life will be communicated and held during his birthday month of July 2021.



Elmwood Chapel
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:30 am

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
27034 Diagonal Road
Elwood, IL 60421

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 9:00 am until 11:30 am

"Our deepest condolences to Joe’s Mom and family on the loss of a dear old friend. Our heart felt prayers to you and may eternal light shine upon him. "
- Mr. Joe and Vera Cedano
March 17, 2021 7:18 am

"Our deepest condolences on your loss. Joe was like family. He will duly missed. Prayers being said. Mario and Pamela Cornejo"
- Mario Cornejo
March 18, 2021 11:35 pm

"Joe you were always a gentleman, quick with a smile or a wink of your eye. Your laughter and humor was one of a kind..... May GOD BLESS You Joe Sincerely In CHRIST Michael A. Hernandez "
- Michael A. Hernandez
March 19, 2021 6:23 pm

"Grew up with Joe and the beautiful Mendiola family since childhood in South Chicago. So many great memories of him as we grew up, his friendship, played ‘street football’ until the lights came on, always a smile on his face. A great friend regardless of how much time had passed. Will miss him dearly. Heaven is a great place to rest. God bless him and his entire family. "
- Rich and Nelly Gamboa
March 20, 2021 7:06 pm

"So sorry to hear the sad news about Junior. Knew him from Slag Valley. Will always remember how he would always come say hello with that big beautiful smile & give me a hug whenever we happen to see each other. He will truly be missed. Prayers to his family."
- Anita (Martinez) Samaniego
March 22, 2021 9:28 am

"Rest in peace and thanks so much for being my number one fan. God bless you and your family. Charlie bais"
- Charlie bais
March 22, 2021 9:50 am

"Joe and I became good friends in high school. He had the best smile (dimples) and laugh. I remember how bright and athletic he was. He was always a gentleman and kind. We lost touch over the years but always cherished our friendship. To his family,I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know that Joe was a loving, sincere, caring friend to me and I appreciated his friendship. I will miss him and pray that he rests in peace. I hope I can personally get the chance to convey my condolences personally to his beautiful family in July."
- Debbie (Reynoso) Ceballos
April 6, 2021 8:33 pm

Candles Lit
"Joe was a very sweet guy. He'll be greatly missed."
- Jan Arias
March 17, 2021 5:12 pm