We at the Jerry Enos Painting family are saddened to announce we lost a member of our team last Friday evening when a three-alarm house fire in Lynn claimed the lives of four people. Rodolfo Mercedes died after going back inside the burning home to try to find his mother. He had been a valued member of the Jerry Enos team for three years.
Rodolfo was a hard worker who liked to help others. He was quite close to his family, who were all avid Lynn Spanish 7th Day Adventist church-goers.
His uncle, Santiago Cruz, is also a longtime employee of the company. He has lost not only his nephew Rodolfo, but two sisters, including one who was seven months pregnant, and his 19 year old niece, a college student. Two other family members, one a Lynn English high school senior were saved by firefighters. The cause of the blaze is yet undetermined, but not only have the Cruz family lost four members, but 18 survivors living at the three-unit home are left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.
We ask you to keep the Cruz family in your thoughts and prayers, and a memorial fund has been set up to help Santiago’s family with funeral costs for all four victims. To donate, please mail a check payable to Memorial Fund for Four Victims of Lynn Fire ℅ Salem Five Bank, 210 Essex St, Salem MA 01970.