A Memorial Mass for Jesus “Jesse” Joe Bermúdez, 79, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 3, 1933 in Lawrence, KS to Felix and Dolores (Rodriguez) Bermúdez.
He was a long life resident of Lawrence.
He was a veteran for United States Army where he served as a Paratropper.
He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a section-man for 42 years, retiring on December 15, 1995.
He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He was an avid gardener, bird watcher, and devoted KU basketball fan.
He married Susie Ann Martinez on July 13, 1957 in Ottawa, Kansas.
He is survived by his wife, Susie of 56 years together, a daughter, Regina (Steve) Steinbach, four sons, Daniel (Kathleen) Olathe, Gabriel of the home, James (Laura) Lawrence, Roman, Olathe; grandchildren, Grant (Monica) Steinbach, Lawrence, Marisa (Bob) Gatti, Lawrence, Stephanie, Tonganoxie, Alia , Virginia, Jade, Wisconsin, Michael, Lawrence, Armand, Wisconsin, Tristan and Brandon, Lawrence, Rozen, Olathe; and one great grandson, Dominic Steinbach, Lawrence; and one great granddaughter, Amara Elizondo, Wisconsin; a brother, Israel Bermúdez; two sisters, Mickey Ramos and Rachel Lemus all of Lawrence, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Anthony, two granddaughters, Elicia Marie Ara and Anacelia Trinity along with his parents Felix and Dolores, five siblings, Maria Granados, Ruven, Tony, Rosa Jimenez and Joe. The family suggests memorials in his name to Cottonwood, Inc. and may be sent in care of the mortuary.