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Richard Rendon
December 15, 1940 - September 25, 2012

Granjeno Cemetery, Granjeno, Texas



Richard Rendon
Dec. 15, 1940
Death: Sep. 25, 2012

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Plutarco Silguero Rendon (1898 - 1956)

Note: son of Plutarco Rendon y Aurora Anzaldua

Granjeno Cemetery
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

Owner of Rendon-Hale Funeral Home

On Tuesday, September 25; beloved husband of Kimberly; loving father of Karen Smith, Richard W. (Ricky), Anthony M. (Tony) and the late Melissa Rendon; dear brother of Ramario, Renaldo, Beatrice, Lilla, Belia and the late Ruben. He is also survived by granddaughters, Dani, Brianna, and Rebecca, devoted friends Kimberly Wilcox and her son Dylan; a host of nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. Visitation on Friday, September 28 from 12 noon until 9 p.m. at the Rendon-Hale Funeral Home, 9013 Annapolis Rd. Lanham, MD. Mass of Christian Burial 12 noon, Saturday, September 29 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church 7207 Annapolis Rd. Landover Hills, MD. Interment Granjeno Cemetery, Granjeno, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association .

Cremations on the rise in county, funeral directors say

by Liz Skalski | Staff Writer

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JB Jenkins Funeral Home director Joseph B. Jenkins III stands in the funeral home's casket room.

John Pedersoli said his father, Waldir Pedersoli of Lanham, wanted to be cremated after he died, a wish the family followed.

Prince George's County funeral directors say more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial.

It seems to me that cremation would be the low-cost option, said Pedersoli, 49, of Greenbelt. It's fairly expensive. We expected it wouldn't be cheap. I think [for] anybody having a family member that is going to pass away soon, a little research is in order.

The funeral for his father, who was 75, cost $3,500, according to Pedersoli.

Area funeral directors and industry insiders say cost and religious acceptance have contributed to the rise in the number of cremations taking place in Prince George's County.

Thomas Zizos, owner of Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, said he has seen cremations increase during the past couple of years.

People tend to go to cremation because they can't afford to purchase the ground at the cemetery, Zizos said. It's a choice.

Joseph B. Jenkins III, whose parents own JB Jenkins Funeral Home in Landover, estimates cremations at his funeral home cost around $1,000 and a traditional funeral with a casket costs less than $4,000.

Donnell McCullough, the autopsy services supervisor at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners for Maryland in Baltimore, said that while cremations are typically cheaper, the cost of cremations versus a traditional funeral — one with final disposition — varies based on location.

You can go somewhere from Baltimore city to Montgomery County and find a $5,000 difference in pricing, McCullough said. [Cremation] is a cheaper option because you don't have final disposition as far as burial.

Jenkins said cremations may be increasing because of burial costs, family preferences and financial situations.

More of our clientele are choosing to cremate, he said. You have to be a smart consumer, even in death.

Richard Rendon, owner of Rendon Hale Lanham Funeral Home in Lanham, said families are choosing cremation because it is a less expensive option.

When it comes to something like this, it comes [down] to the family — they buy accordingly to what they want, Rendon said. Cremation is coming up more and more.

Rendon and Jenkins estimate the average funeral cost about $4,500, which is about $1,000 less than what families were spending on funerals overall.

In 2007, nearly 35 percent of all people who died in the U.S. were cremated, up 31 percent from 1960, according to the Cremation Association of North America. In Maryland, nearly 29 percent of all people who die are cremated, compared to the national average of nearly 35 percent, according to the Cremation Association of North America.

McCullough said his office has seen an increase in cremations.

It is an economical way of final disposition, he said. You don't have to consider burial plots — they can cost just as much as a funeral.

McCullough said cremation is simply a preference.

You're not going to find Orthodox Jews or Greeks [being cremated], he said, because of religious beliefs and practices.

Jessica Koth, a spokeswoman for National Funeral Directors Association, said cremations are gaining popularity, but is not sure if this is attributed to the recession. Koth said cremation has been on the rise each year since the 1960s.

Our members are telling us that families are making the choice because of the recession, looking to save the money, she said. [Religion is] part of it. Christian doctrines are relaxing some rules, doctrines, making it an easier choice for some people. It isn't a replacement for a funeral, just another option for ground burial or interment in a mausoleum.

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OBITUARY ANNOUNCEMENT for MR RICHARD RENDON, Owner of the Rendon-Hale Funeral Home, 28 Sept 2012 September 27, 2012 at 5:32pm OBITUARY ANNOUNCEMENT for MR RICHARD RENDON, Owner of the Rendon-Hale Funeral Home A very good friend of the Fil-Am community in the U.S. capital region, MR. RICHARD RENDON, finally succumbed to his death . Mr. Rendon sufferered from a massive heart attack then went on comatose last Friday. Mr. Rendon, the very kind-hearted owner of the Rendon-Hale Funeral Homes in Lanham, MD, had been helping the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), the Philippine Embassy and the Fil-Am community in the repatriation of remains of Filipinos who were bereft of funds. Mr. Rendon had been very understanding and had consistently provided our community with reasonable costing and had worked with us on flexible terms. He had honored and given our "kababayans" with decent memorial services. With all his kind deeds and sincere intentions, he had earned all the positive points and pluses to be with our Creator. Let us all pray for the eternal repose of his soul. Viewing will be FRIDAY, 28 SEPT 2012, anytime between 12 noon and 9 p.m. at Rendon-Hale Funeral Homes, 9013 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706-2923 A mass will be held on Saturday, 29 September @ 12 noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church 7401 Buchanan Street Landover Hills, MD 20784(301) 577-8844 LET US SHOW OUR FINAL RESPECT TO THE MAN WHO HAD BECOME ONE OF THE SAVING PILLARS IN OUR COMMUNITY. We will certainly miss him . . . May he rest in peace... Maraming salamat po. MIGRANT HERITAGE COMMISSION (MHC) Executive Directors Grace Valera Jesse A. Gatchalian Arnedo S. Valera, Esq. Washington D.C. The late MR. RICHARD RENDON (3rd from right) with the Migrant Heritage Commission Executive BoardThe late MR. RICHARD RENDON (3rd from right) with the Migrant Heritage Commission Executive Board LikeShare 66 Comments Schenley Catabay Smolens Schenley Catabay Smolens A big loss for the entire Filipino Community.Our Condolence... September 27, 2012 at 5:35pm · Like · 1 Arnedo Valera Arnedo Valera Thank you Richard. The Fil-Am Community will always remember your generosity , kindness and love. Your wholehearted support to MHC's Filipino Overseas Migrant Fund - a program that extends funeral assistance to migrants , the repatriation of their bod...See More September 27, 2012 at 5:53pm · Like · 1 Catherine Abejon Abajo Catherine Abejon Abajo Condolences po...may you rest in peace and thank you for all the good deeds you've showed to the people who needed your help... September 27, 2012 at 9:10pm · Like Alex Yadao Alex Yadao THERE IS ALWAYS A GREAT MAN AND WHOLEHEARTED GENEROUS PERSON IN OUR FIL-AM COMMUNITY . HE IS MR RICHARD BENDON. WE THANK HIM FOR ALWAY WHAT HE HAS PROVIDED THE PHIL-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND HIS LEGACY WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS UNTIRING COMMUNITY SERVIC...See More September 27, 2012 at 9:18pm · Like · 1 Walter Crisostomo Walter Crisostomo CONDOLENCE TO THE RENDON FAMILY.....Ultimate Eskrima Int'l. September 30, 2012 at 11:46am · Like · 1 'REST IN PEACE, ALBERTO M . ALFARO, Founder and Father of MANILA MAIL It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of one of the strong pillars of the FIL-AM community in the US capital region, MR. ALBERTO “BERT”, ALFARO (Alberto Alfaro ), Founder and Father of Manila Mail. Mr. Rodney Jaleco, the current Editor-in-Chief of Manila Mail, has given us the information early this morning. Viewing/Memorial Services as follows: March 4th 4 pm-8 pm March 5th 5 pm-9 pm National Funeral Home 7482 Lee Highway Falls Church, Va 22042 Funeral Mass: March 7th 11:30 AM St John Neumann Reston, VA PLEASE PRAY FOR THE ETERNAL REPOSE OF HIS SOUL. In lieu of flowers, it was the family’s wish that donations be made to Alberto Alfaro Memorial Fund c/o two organizations: the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) and the PAFC. Please make checks payable to MHC or Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) with memo : Alberto Alfaro Memorial Fund and mail to the new MHC Office Address: 3900 Jermantown Rd., Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030. Or you may hand it also to the daughter Mrs. Rebecca A. Flores or to any of the 3 MHC Executive Directors (Atty Arnedo Valera, Mr. Jesse A. Gatchalian or Ms Grace Divina Valera) at the wake/memorial services. Thank you. ============================================================= A TRIBUTE TO THE FOUNDER AND FATHER OF MANILA MAIL: ALBERTO “BERT” M. ALFARO (Alberto Alfaro) We remember Alberto (“Bert”) M. Alfaro, the Founder and Father of Manila Mail, the Editor Emeritus , a husband, father, grandfather, a brother , and a dear friend to all. His full life spanned 86 years and three continents. “Bert” loved his wife and family, our community, the freedom of writing, the cries for justice and democracy, the music of the great composers and most specially inspired by genuine warriors of human rights and servants of humanity up until his 86th year. From his youth and his golden age in writing, Bert travelled to America and continued his passion for writing . He founded and became the father of Manila Mail, a forthnightly Filipino Newspaper and the longest running Filipino –American Newspaper in Washington D.C. “Bert” embraced and showed us the values of respect and courtesy toward others, adherence to the highest ethical principles of journalism and as a writer and most importantly, extending help and assistance to anyone who needs a mentor and guidance. He truly captures the essence of “Living a Life that Matters.” We honor his life by remembering his legacy, the Manila Mail. Our present and future generation will always be proud of this “great old man” , Emeritus of Manila Mail, who will never fade away from our lives. We will always be grateful to “Bert”, that our lives are connected to his life that is well lived with commitment, integrity , humility, justice and with love. As we celebrate his life, we congratulate “Bert” for receiving his reward of Eternal Life with all the rights and privileges and full enjoyment of man’s “Summum Bonum” (Supreme Good), as he reunites with Jesus Christ, our Lord. We thank you for the guidance, wisdom and the legacy you have passed onto your family, friends and the entire community. REST IN PEACE and ENTER GOD’S Kingdom now. Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) and the FIL-AM Community Arnedo Valera, Esq. 703-273-1196 Grace Divina Valera 202-247-0117 Jesse A. Gatchalian 202-631-8856 LIVE A LIFE THAT MATTERS' Grace Divina Valera Executive Director at Migrant Heritage Commission Notes by Grace Divina Valera All Notes TAGGED TAGGED Renato S. Fuentes Renato Flores Flor Pantalunan Bien Dinglas Paullettee Pineda Cabrera Gracia Pang-ot Delacruz John Philip Cabrera Cora De Lara Yolanda Sangco Dela Cuesta Alex Yadao Jun-Daisy Tucay Vic Mata Dino Doliente III Juliette Barredo Bunal Sa Engkanto Walter Crisostomo Nita Cacanindin Perry Diaz Ben Cal Judy Campanilla Denia Bustamante Calaro Matthew Emata Aninzo Manny Lopez Cora Lego Jeannette C Abella AlphaTravel Servixe Shanah Raganit Lutecia Mortera Osias Jimmy Cardano Eliza Buan Catherine Abejon Abajo