79, went to his Lord on October 18, 2016. He was born in Bisbee and lived the remainder of his life in Phoenix, AZ. He retired from the City of Phoenix. Ralph is preceded in death by his brother Manuel Mendez. He is survived by his wife Amelia, sisters MaryLou Gonzalez, Ophelia Jimenez, and Mona Hernandez, four children, Ralph Jr., Jeannette Mendez-Lopez, Michael and Melissa, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30 am, with a Rosary at 10:30 am and Funeral Mass at 11:30 am, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.