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Louie V. Merenda Jr.
A funeral service was held Tuesday at the Colonial Chapel of Franklin & Downs Funeral Home for Louie V. Merenda Jr., 52. He died Oct. 12, 2010.

Born Jan. 15, 1958, Louie was born and raised in Modesto. After attending Modesto High School and Modesto Junior College he joined the Army were he was an Airborne Ranger. Because of a broken back he left the Army and worked in outdoor sales for over 20 years.

He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Jeanie Merenda; his children, Melissa Merenda and Matthew Merenda, both of Ceres; his three brothers, Brian Merenda of Guam, Michael Merenda of Ceres and Robert Merenda of Redwood City. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Louie Merenda Sr. and Marjorie Merenda.

Remembrances may be sent to the Disabled American Vets, 7743 N. West Lane #A-2, Stockton, CA 95210.

-Ceres Courier/ October 20, 2010