Sylvia Mendez, 65, of Bettsville, passed away a 10:28 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Promedica Memorial Hospital in Fremont.
Sylvia was born on Oct. 3, 1952, in Woodside, to the late Jesus A. and Maria L. (Garcia) Mendez.
Survivors include two brothers, Jesse A. Mendez of Bettsville and Larry A. (Joyce) Bradford of Fostoria, five sisters, Mary L. (Tony) Hernandez of Fostoria, Esther (Howard Miller) Myers of Toledo, Irene (Perry) Buchanan of Bettsville, Virginia (Stephen) Gabel of Clyde, and Norma Jean Mendez of Tiffin, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Sylvia graduated from Eastwood High School in 1970 and attended Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University. She worked as a caregiver for the developmentally disabled and was great at her job. Sylvia was a member of the Hedges and Highway Church in Fostoria. She loved spending time with family and the children and cooking meals for everyone. She also enjoyed shopping QVC. Sylvia had a big heart, she loved her family.
Funeral services for Sylvia will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin with Pastor Susan Hatfield officiating. Visitation for family and friends will also be on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. There will be a private burial for Sylvia at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Millersville at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.
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