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Official Obituary of

Dawn E. (Brodt) Mendez

June 1, 1965 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Dawn Mendez Obituary

Dawn E. Mendez, 54, of Salisbury Township, passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was the loving wife of Jose R. Mendez with whom she shared over 31 years of marriage. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of Joan (Eldridge) Brodt and the late Dale Brodt. Dawn was a graduate of William Allen High School and went on to further her education at Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University, where she earned her Master’s in Education. She was employed by the Bethlehem Area School District, first as an ESL teacher, later as a technology integration specialist, and most recently as a teacher of the middle school gifted program. Dawn was a devoted member of Cathedral Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, where she also served as a youth group mentor. She loved the beach, especially family trips to Rehoboth, Delaware. Above all, Dawn cherished her family and all the quiet blessings of those she held in her heart.

Survivors: In addition to her loving husband Jose and Mom Joan, son Alan Mendez of Astoria, NY; sister Kimberly Nelson and husband William of Sinking Spring and Dale Brodt and his wife Heather of Las Vegas. 

Services: A Memorial Service will be held at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity on Saturday, February 29, at 11:00am, with a reception to follow. Dawn’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill, PA 18015. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com. 

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to support the upcoming Dawn Mendez Memorial Scholarship, via the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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Memorial Service
February 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Cathedral Church of Nativity (Bethlehem)


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