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Memorial for Fedor Menig

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Graveside: 2:00 PM Friday, November 15th, 2019
Salem Memorial Park
1171 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014

Fedor Menig passed away peacefully on 11/11/19, surrounded by his family. He had just recently celebrated his 82nd birthday. Fedor was born in Berlin, Germany on October 20th, 1937, to his parents Johanna Salinger (Menig) and Ewald Menig. Fedor is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helga Menig; His daughter Margaret Hoyt and son-in-law Hilton Hoyt and grandchildren Andrea and Cameron; His son John Menig and daughter-in-law Christy Menig, and his grandchildren Kurtis, Kyle and his wife Nicole and great-granddaughter Charlie, and granddaughters Jaymie and Shauna and great-grandchildren Colby and Takoda. Fedor is also survived by his sister Ingrid Hernandez, niece and nephew Linda and Mark, and grandnieces Courtney and Caitlin and grandnephew Connor. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and wife, Joe and Debby Krzesni and his nephews, Joey, Mike and David, as well as nephew Fred Beiner and his wife Kim and his grandnephews and grandniece, Brandon, Nicolas, Amanda, Sean and Chris.

Fedor immigrated to the United States in 1949, arriving at Ellis Island and settling in New York City. He later moved to San Francisco, CA, where he graduated High School and met Helga Krzesni, who would be the future Mrs. Menig. Fedor joined the US Navy in 1955 and served as a Radar Technician on the USS Hancock aircraft carrier until 1959. The Navy was an important part of his life, as he also served in the Naval Reserve after returning to San Francisco. Fedor and “Helly” were married on February 6th, 1959 and they lived in San Francisco, where daughter Margaret was born. Fedor started working as a cabinet maker and then became a carpenter. Son John was born after the family later moved to Pacifica. Fedor worked as a carpenter in San Francisco for over 40 years. Fedor loved his job and was a perfectionist at his craft. He was well liked and respected by his co-workers. He continued to work in San Francisco, even after the Family settled down for good in Campbell.

Fedor loved spending time with his wife and family, traveling frequently with his children and grandchildren. He loved going on cruises with his family and they enjoyed a Mexico cruise together earlier this year, as an early celebration of his 82nd birthday. Fedor’s last days were spent surrounded by his wife and children, sister and brother-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his nieces and nephews.

Fedor was a happy soul, who always had a warm smile on his face. He will forever be in our hearts and his smile will be forever etched in our memories.