GARFIELD, N.J. – Maya Valentina Melendez, of Garfield, was born to Suzie Gonzalez-Melendez and Jabiel “Frank” Melendez.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by siblings Donte Rembert, Jaida Gonzalez and Jordan Melendez; grandparents Wilson Gonzalez and Luz Maria Melendez; aunts and uncles Cindi Solarino, Regina Solarino and partner Eme Ayala, Christina Gonzalez, Mara Rivera, Alan Gonzalez and partner Tiana Vega, Louis Wiemert and wife Robin, and Bruce Barton; great-aunt Oelia Rios; and cousins Milagros Ortiz and Andrea Martinez.
She was predeceased by her grandmother Carolynn Solarino.
A memorial service will be conducted from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield.
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