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Gerardo Mena Jimenez

June 5, 1948 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 71)

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Gerardo Mena Jimenez, on August 22, 2019. He was in his 71st year. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend to all whose lives he touched.

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, he learned from his parents and siblings to be proud of his culture, name and family. He was giving, caring and attentive to loved ones.

During his youth he met the love of his life Lastenia Solano Chavez. They proudly profess 46 years of marriage.  His proudest and most loving motivation was his two daughter’s Ivannia Pamela Mena Solano and Zarek Mena Solano.  It was obvious to all knew him that his world revolved around the smiles of his three girls.

He was predeceased by his loving father Heliodoro Mena Castro and mother Delia Jimenez Jimenez and siblings Nieves and Luis, parents-in-law Manuel Solano Castro and Elena Solano Chavez.

He is survived by his caring and exceptional siblings Alicia, Franco, Nena, dear nieces and nephews. They meant the world to him. He will always be described as a family man that adored his parents, siblings and nieces and nephews immensely. He was close with his siblings-in-laws Manuel, Marco Vinicio and Rocio.

He loved telling jokes, making people smile and helping others. He led by example, had a strong sense to do right at all times with his gentle presence. He was a quiet giant in the eyes of many. During the course of his illness, he was always appreciative for all the medical care that he received.

A celebration of Gerardo’s life will be held at Magner Funeral Home on Monday, August 26, 2019, 4-6:00 pm and funeral service Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10am at St. Joseph Church in Norwalk. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please contact Tracey DeMassa-Lee, dearest family friend tdemassa77@gmail.com.  

 

 

 

Con profunda tristeza anunciamos el fallecimiento de Gerardo Mena Jiménez, el 22 de Agosto de 2019. De 71 años de edad. Fue un esposo, padre y amigo amoroso y devoto de todas las vidas que el tocó.

Nacido en San José, Costa Rica, aprendió de sus padres y hermanos a estar orgulloso de su nombre, familia y cultura. Era generoso, amoroso y atento con sus seres queridos.

Durante su juventud conoció al amor de su vida Lastenia Solano Chávez. Orgullosamente profesaron 46 años de matrimonio. Su más orgullosa y amorosa motivación fue Ivannia Pamela Mena Solano y Zarek Mena Solano, su dos hijas. Era obvio para todos que lo conocían que su mundo giraba alrededor de sus hijas y esposa.

Le antecede su padre Heliodoro Mena Castro y su madre Delia Jiménez Jiménez y sus hermanos, Nieves y Luis, y tambien sus suegros Manuel Solano Castro y Elena Solano Chávez.

Le sobreviven sus hermanos Alicia, Franco, Nena, queridos sobrinos y sobrinas. Significaban el mundo para él. Siempre será descrito como un hombre de familia que adoraba inmensamente a sus padres, hermanos, sobrinas y sobrinos. Lo mismo que a sus cuñados Manuel, Marco Vinicio y Rocío, e hijos e hijas.

Le encantaba contar chistes, hacer sonreír a las personas y ayudar a los demás. Lideró con el ejemplo, tuvo un fuerte sentido de hacer lo correcto en todo momento con su gentil presencia. Era un gigante silencioso a los ojos de muchos. Durante el curso de su enfermedad, siempre agradeció toda la atención médica que recibió.

El servicio blatorio se llevará a cabo en la Funeraria Magner el Lunes 26 de Agosto de 2019, de 4:00 a 6:00 p.m. y el funeral será el Martes 27 de Agosto de 2019 a las 10 a.m. en la Iglesia de San José en Norwalk, pasando luego al cementerio de St John’s.

En lugar de flores, comuníquese con Tracey DeMassa-Lee, la querida amiga de la familia tdemassa77@gmail.com

 

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