Jorge Melendez Claudio, 56

Jorge Melendez Claudio, 56, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born Jan. 22, 1962, in Puerto Rico, to parents Oscar Melendez and Concepcion Claudio.

Melendez Claudio was a spiritual man with an unwavering faith in his lord savior. He would greet friends with a firm handshake and family with a big hug. His energy and genuine compassion toward others could light up a room. Melendez Claudio enjoyed home-cooked meals, riding fast on his motorcycle, and spending time with his family and friends. He will always be remembered in their hearts.

He is survived by his mother, Concepcion Claudio; stepfather, Arturo Burgos; daughter, Michelle Melendez; three grandchildren, Joshua Vega, Dasity Vega and Milenny Valentin; five brothers; Oscar Melendez and his wife, Abigail Vega, Hipolito Melendez and his wife, Hellen, Lino Melendez and Brenda Rivera, Pedro Burgos and Nancy Rivera, and Antonio Burgos and Madelin Martinez; and his nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was to be held Nov. 10, 2018, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del., with burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to help offset final expenses, to: Hellen Melendez; P.O. Box 911; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at