A friend to so many, Mendel made all who met him feel immediately comfortable through the care and concern he displayed for each person he met. Mendel had a great sense of humor and could always be found with a smile on his face. He lived life with joy, enthusiasm and integrity. He worked honestly and not only conducted business in the most ethical way but taught others to do so as well. Mendel, who always thought of others first and was special to so many, will be truly missed by all.