Deusdedys Salvá-Mendez, born January 31, 1945 in Utuado, Puerto Rico, was born into Eternal Life November 26, 2021 in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Devoted husband to Christine for over 52 years. Beloved father of Lisa (Jason), Michael and Tony (Colleen). Proud Papa of Eddie, Chuck and Joe.
Married September 20, 1969, Deusdedys and Christine shared well over half of their lives together. Raising their three children was a highlight of their marriage – making many loving and sometimes hilarious memories with them. The love and support he provided Christine throughout their marriage could be clearly seen every day.
Throughout his life, Deusdedys’ frugality was often unmatched — with the exception of the pampering of his grandchildren and family back home — and it also provided some of the most comical stories.
Many of the simplest things in life brought joy to Deusdedys, but his greatest gift of all was the time he dedicated to his family. Memories of holidays, trips back to Puerto Rico with family and time alone with each of his children and grandchildren brought him the most joy. If you didn’t catch him daydreaming while sitting alone, you would almost certainly hear him recanting one of his hundreds of stories to his family. Anyone graced by his presence will confirm his love for storytelling.
One story that particularly touches on the fabric of his character was a story he would retell of his time in Vietnam. Risking his life and position to feed famished Vietnamese children while serving as a chef in the army. This encapsulates his undying altruism and love for all.
Whether you were family, friend or stranger, Deusdedys cast a shadow upon everyone that was unmatched in its beauty. In accordance with his wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Those who knew Deusdedys will celebrate the life of this incredible man and angel, who gave them the honor and privilege of his time here on Earth.