John Frederick Mendoza, of Saint Louis, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the age of 72. Beloved son of the late Frank and Carolina Mendoza; devoted father of Julie (Shawn) Merideth; cherished grandfather of Chloe Merideth, Lily Merideth, and Emery Merideth; loving companion of Marilyn Bass; dear brother of Frank (Michelle) Mendoza and Diana (Wendell Carver) Cook; brother-in-law of Terri Mendoza. John is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Mendoza.
John was a known legendary expert close up magician for over 50 years. He has performed and entertained throughout the world from local venues to countries such as Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Germany and others. Throughout his career he has performed for the United States military troops, held lectures where he performed and taught many of his best routines and has written several books and manuscripts that can be found in just about every magician’s library. John was also an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies. John’s greatest love was spending time with his three grandchildren whom he adored. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospitals.
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