Manuel Mercado, Jr., 89, of Vineland, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 at his daughter's home surrounded by his family.
Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, Manuel loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching wrestling, baseball, and working for various farms.
He is predeceased by his wife Hemeregilda (Cuevas) Mercado, and four siblings.
He is survived by six children, Milagros Rodriguez of Vineland, Hilda Mercado, Blanca Mercado, both of Puerto Rico, Manuel "Junior" Mercado and wife Alicia, Jose Mercado, and Walter Mercado and wife Maria all of Vineland, one sister Catalina Mercado of Puerto Rico, one brother Pancho Mercado of Puerto Rico, 21 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10am at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8pm and again Wednesday morning from 9-10am.