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Ronald Valadao DeSilva

August 4, 1932-June 18, 2013

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Ronald Valadao DeSilva


POSTED July 31, 2013 4:40 p.m.

   Ron was born in Oakland, California to Joseph DeSilva and Meroe Cole, on August 4, 1932. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 18, 2013. He was 80 years old.
    Ron is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Jeanne and two daughters, Jeanne Johnson and Kathleen Reardon, three grandchildren, Brandon Petersen (Kimberly), Kristen Fernandes (Francisco) and Michael Hermosa, four great-grandchildren, Kristiana and Antonio Fernandes and Mason and Ella Petersen.
   When Ron and Jeanne married, Ron happily became Dad, Papa and Grandpa. Loving his family unconditionally, celebrating their achievements and when asked, helping them over their disappointments. He was a loving and kind husband with a great sense of humor.
   Ron and Jeanne were married 30 years and enjoyed traveling to Europe and around the United States. In addition, they looked forward to their yearly trips to the Rogue River, for salmon fishing. When not traveling they enjoyed stage plays and the theatre.
   Ron was a Real Estate Broker for over 40 years and co-owner of Century 21 Home Realty in Castro Valley, until his retirement. He was a member of the Southern Alameda County Board of Realtors from February 1966 thru June 1993 and served as Director in 1978. He loved the United States; was very patriotic and also had a special love for all animals.
   There will be a celebration of Ron’s life on his birthday, August 4th, at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, located in Turlock at 425 North Soderquist,  Road at 1:00 pm.  A reception will follow at the Del Webb Woodbridge Clubhouse, on Union Road in Manteca.
   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care at 16956 Harlan Ave., Suite 2F, Lathrop, CA,  95330 or the Leukemia Society, 221 Main Street, Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA, 94105.
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Ronald Valadao DeSilva
August 4, 1932-June 18, 2013

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, August 1, 2013

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