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Rafael O. Melendez


U.S. Veteran

Burial Date 10/03/2020

Funeral Home Mount Carmel Cemetery

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Rafael Melendez
Rafael was born in El Paso, Texas. He attended Bowie High School and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1962 to 1963.
In 1965 he immigrated to Australia and worked for DeHavilland Aircraft Corps and returned home in 1972. In 1977 he earned his
Master’s Degree in Theater Arts at Cal-State in Los Angeles, California. In 1982 he became the Technical Director for the Music and Theater Branch
with the U.S. Army at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He was a published author (The Dream Catcher) and playwright.
He is survived by siblings; Maria Elena Lujan, Lorenza Melendez and Rocco Santos Munoz, nephews; David Lujan, Luis Lujan, Rafael Gulick, nieces; Francesa Gulick and Eldora Jimenez. Other survivors include family members and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Carmel Cemetery