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Stanley Joseph Terry

World War II Veteran

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POSTED July 8, 2009 2:10 a.m.
Stanley Joseph Terry, 87, passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2009. He was born April 25, 1922 in Sunnyvale, CA, to the late Stanley F. & Rose Terry. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Alice Marie Terry of Manteca; three children: Stanley A. Terry of Manteca, Stephen P. Terry of Clearlake, Kathlyn A Lafferty of Fremont; six grandchildren, Layne Lee & husband Timothy, Joseph Phillips, Stanley R. Terry & wife Elizabeth, David Terry, Lynette Terry, and Jeffrey Terry; and sister Mary Del Bono of San Carlos, CA. He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren.

Stanley proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During his four-year term he spent endless months in the South Pacific as a 2nd gunner mate. His letters home to his beloved Alice always had hidden messages as to his whereabouts.

A devoted husband, father & family man; Stan attended St. Martins Catholic Church in Sunnyvale, a member most of his life. He was also very active in the Eagle Lodge in Mountain View and American Legion in Sunnyvale before moving to Manteca seven years ago.

Stan, better known as “Old Geezer” or “O.G.”, brought joy too many people’s lives. He was always kind and generous with a smile on his face. He was an outstanding story teller and an even better listener. His personality was amazing; always laughing and telling jokes. You couldn’t talk to “O.G.” without hearing his all-time famous joke - “I’m coming home to cold dinner and a hot cook!”

Through all the challenges that Stan faced while battling with Alzheimer’s; the memory of his family would often fail him, but never once, not even in his final days did he ever forget his sweetheart Alice or the love they shared.

P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, is in charge of all funeral arrangements. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. with the VFW presenting military honors at 4:30 p.m. A Rosary and Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Martins Catholic Church in Sunnyvale. An online guest book is also available for remembrances at www.plfryandson.com.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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