Tom ’Tommy’ Bendele

Tom ‘Tommy’ Bendele of Zapata, Texas passed away on July 21, 2022 at the age of 62. He was born September 3, 1959 in Hondo, Texas to Leo J. Bendele and Elizabeth Hutzler Bendele.
In 1977, Tommy graduated from Medina Valley High School. After high school, he attended technical school in Waco. Tommy worked as an automobile mechanic for almost thirty years. He and his brother, James, owned and operated Falcon Lake Tackle.
Survivors include his children, Brad Bendele (Kristen) of Castroville and Nicole Obiedo (Chris) of San Antonio; grandchildren, Alissa Obiedo, Brayden Obiedo, Hailey Bendele, Kinsey Bendele, and Connor Bendele; mother, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Bendele of Devine; siblings, JoAnn Viney (Shelton) of Midland, James Bendele (Linda) of Zapata, and Barbara FitzSimon (Mark) of Castroville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Leo J. Bendele.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home with the Holy Rosary recited at 5:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall in La Coste. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Devine.
Memorials may be made in Tommy’s memory to Cast for Kids (, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visit