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Obituary: Medina

Staff reports

A memorial Mass for Melvyn F. Medina, 70, a Nevada resident for the past 14 years, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church.

Mr. Medina died May 31, 2003, at his home in Washoe Valley. He was born Aug. 19, 1932, in San Diego, Calif., to Frank and Lucy Bettencourt Medina.

He married Ethel Yriarte on March 15, 1953, in San Diego, Calif.

Before moving to Nevada, he lived in San Diego, Calif.

Mr. Medina worked for 35 years in his family-owned tuna fishing business. He was the chief engineer. He enjoyed restoring classic cars. He was a member of St. Teresa.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55 and achieved MSSGT as a mechanic.

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He was preceded in death by his father in 2000 in South Dakota.

Among his survivors are his mother, Lucy Zamorano of Carson City; wife, of Washoe Valley; sons, Frank of Washington and Rudy of San Diego; daughter, Melinda Walker of Washoe Valley; sister, Bernadette Simms of Carson City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Cremation will be at FitzHenry’s Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6490 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite 40, Reno, NV 89509-6125.

FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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