Crescenciano “Chris” Mendoza, 75, passed away April 9, 2017. Chris was born in Aransas Pass on May 5, 1941 to Lorenzo and Luisa (Cortez) Mendoza. He was a life time resident of Aransas Pass. Chris retired from HEB after working for 25 years as a produce manager. He also was employed with IGA for 15 years and worked as a shrimper in his younger years. Chris was preceded in death by his spouse Felipa Rios Mendoza; sons Pedro Villarreal and Chris Mendoza Jr.; a daughter: San Juanita Mendoza; sisters: Modesta Mireles and Gloria Elliott; and one grandson: Robert Blake Resendez. Survivors include his son David Villarreal Sr. (Sylvia) of Corpus Christi; daughter Janie Mendoza Resendez (Robert) of Portland; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one brother Tim Mendoza (Aida) of Aransas Pass. A rosary was held Wednesday, April 12 and a funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, April 13, at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Aransas Pass. Burial was private. Guestbook and video available online at www.resthavenfunerals.com Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Aransas Pass.