Robert F. Platt, age 59, entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. He was born on Aug. 3, 1954 in Tracy, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Platt and two brothers, Bill Platt and Carl Hedegard. He was a lifetime resident of Manteca.
Sander T. Severson "Steve", 86, passed away November18, 2013, at Manteca Doctors Hospital. He was born in Twin Valley, Minnesota on April 6, 1927. Mr. Severson is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Severson, his second wife Ouida Torries, one brother, and two sisters.
Melvin Duarte Luiz, age 51, died with his wife by his side at his Modesto residence on November 16, 2013. Mel was born and raised in Manteca, California. After 31 years operating Luiz Dairy in Manteca, Mel began his transition as an almond rancher shortly before his death.
Debra Starlene Braley (Debb), 46, resident of Manteca, California, passed away on November 18, 2013. She was born at Manteca Hospital on December 4, 1966, the daughter of Larry and Jane Braley. Debra attended Manteca High School and graduated in 1985.
Lesa Jayne (Burton) Hecht, passed away on November 16, 2013 at the age of 50, of Wewicke's Eucepalathy. She was born in Richmond, CA on October 19, 1962.
Jack was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on September 7, 1924 and moved to Lodi as a young child. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Stickel Carroll and his beloved wife Geneva, who passed in 2007. He leaves behind one daughter, Kathy Tucker (Mel), and three sons, Jerry (Sharon), Mike (Charleen), and Chuck Carroll (Becky), all of Manteca. Jack's grandchildren are Felix, Jason, Michael, Paula, Richard, Shawn, Chad, Jennie, David, Candace and Sean and 11great-grandchildren.
Harold W. Martin, age 84, entered into rest on November 16, 2013 in Modesto. He was born on March 23, 1929 in North Hollywood, CA, and called Manteca home since 1956. He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife of 57 years, Maybelle G. Martin and in 1958 by his son, Dennis Martin.
Frances Williamson, 75, entered into rest on Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Oakland. She was born August 10, 1938 in West Virginia to Franklin and Bernice Williamson. She leaves behind her only sibling Arnold Williamson. Frances was blessed with four nieces and nephews, Brian Williamson, Todd Williamson, Danny Williamson and Kathy Williamson.
George Richard Schaapman passed away November 13, 2013, at the age of 57. George remained a life-long resident of San Joaquin County, where he worked for IBEW Union as an electrician for over 20 years. He was born August 21, 1956 in Stockton, CA.
Esther Lon Lowe passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 79, at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca, CA and was laid to rest at Park View Cemetery in Manteca, CA.
Shirley "Janet" Gilreath joined her loved ones in Heaven on September 12, 2013. Janet was born on September 6, 1936. Her passing was unexpected, but we know we will see her again one day. Her family and friends miss her greatly!
Sylvia Mae Mitchell, 73, of Gardnerville, NV., died Thursday November 7th at home with family at her side. She was born to the late Thomas and Ensel Stratton, January 22, 1940, in Washington, DC. She married the late Walter Lee Mitchell in Virginia in 1960 and moved to San Jose, California shortly there after where she lived until she moved to Nevada in 1994. Sylvia dedicated her life to her children and helping others, including volunteering several days a week at the Douglas County Senior Center for the past seven years and worked with Carson Valley Sertoma and Young at ...
Edna was born in North Tonawanda, NY, the sixth of seven daughters born to the late Pauline Paige Mathews and Thomas Mathews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Leo in 1985, and by six sisters and brothers-in-law, a niece and several nephews.
Mark Berryman passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 7, 2013, after a long and courageous health battle. He was born in San Francisco, CA and spent most of his childhood in San Jose. He received his teaching credential from San Jose State University and there he met his soon to be wife of 32 years, Julia (Kelley). As newlyweds they moved to Manteca and then to Ripon where they have lived for over 30 years.
Virgil Arland Small Jr. of Manteca passed away on November 6, 2013 of natural causes. He was 83. A native of Oakland, Virgil grew up in Hayward and attended Hayward High School. He served his country as a U.S. Navy Seabee during the Korean Conflict. He participated at both the Inchon landing and the evacuation after the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Afterward, he made his living as a commercial roofer. He was an avid motorcyclist and part of several motorcycle organizations over the years including the Question Marks, Buda Brothers, Sierra Road Riders, and ABATE. Later in life, Virgil ...
Karen Norine Kersey, 71, of Manteca, Calif., passed away March 3, 2014, from a long battle with leukemia. She was born in Ray, Ariz., in 1942, to Hurshel and Minnie Griffith of Santa Cruz, Calif. She was married to Richard Kersey for 55 years. At least a decade was spent in Sacramento, Calif., where Richard was raised. Karen graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in accounting. Employment included accounting positions, but her real love and joy was doing income taxes as an enrolled agent and being a Quick Books advisor. She had a business in Morgan Hill ...
Anna Brouwer, age 89, passed peacefully at Bethany Home and went to be with her husband and the Lord on February 26, 2014. Anna was born September 4, 1924 in Hull, Iowa. Her parents were Coenradina and Herman Zwakenberg, who had emigrated from Holland in 1910.
Chester (Chet) Arthur Esenwein Jr. passed away early on Saturday from natural causes, after major surgery. He was 77 years old. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 1936. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy where he earned his veteran status in the Vietnam War. He was well known as the best auto detailer in Manteca, owning his own detail business for many years.
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Nancy Taylor Soto, 66, entered into rest on March 1, 2014, in Stockton, Calif. She was born on Aug.10, 1947 in Stockton. She was a resident of both Tracy and Manteca. Nancy joins her family in heaven: father, Harry Taylor Sr.; mother and stepfather Fred and Eileen Sargenti; and her brothers Harry Wayne Taylor and Gary Moore.
Jack Stonehocker joined his wife Joyce, on March 1, 2014. Jack was a born to Lee and Marie Stonehocker on February 3, 1928, in Wilder, Idaho. Jack's immediate family included twin sisters, Peggy and Pat. Jack joined the Navy at age 17 and was a Seaman First Class. During his service, Jack was a tail gunner in a VP-47. After serving his country, Jack earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Later in life, Jack earned his master's degree in Educational Administration from Stanislaus State University. Following his family's tradition, Jack became a ...
Debra Joann Davis born on July 26, 1953 entered into rest on February 25, 2014 in Manteca. She was 60 years old.
Blake was born on March 17, 1929, and entered into the arms of his Saviour on February 24, 2014, in Modesto, California. He leaves behind his beloved wife Joanne of 60 years. He is survived by two daughters Cindy (Wayne) Oliver and Debbie (Brian) Lee. He was blessed by three grandchildren, Carissa (Chris) Wallace, Timothy (Jenny) Oliver, and Joshua (Sarah) Lee. He leaves behind seven delightful great grandchildren.
Beverly Wild of Manteca, Calif., died peacefully at home on Feb. 19, 2014, with family and her beloved pets.
On Feb. 27, 2014, the Lord called, "Come to me my good and faithful servant." Laverne Alice Mungo, age 89 of Manteca, answered His call. She was born on Nov. 5, 1924, in San Francisco to the late Joseph and Helen Nicholas. Laverne joins her husband Angelo James Mungo in heaven.
Barbara Mae Bruns, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Galt. She was born in Stockton on October 3, 1943, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Radke. Barbara joins her husband Charles Bruns III in heaven.
Harlin "Jake" Deathriage of Ripon was born in Ava, MO, on January 12, 1932, passing away February 14, 2014.
Susano Manglinong born in the Philippines on August 11, 1939, entered into rest on February 23, 2014 in Manteca, where he was affectionately surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old.
Jerry Riegle, 84, went home to his Lord and Savior on February 18, 2014, in Modesto, California. He was born September 3, 1929, in Kentland, Indiana. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years LaVerne . Jerry also leaves behind his children; Kay Miller (Ray), Terry Riegle and Karen Ortiz (Donnie). He was blessed with five grandchildren; Kyle Miller; Kristopher Miller; Robbie Orlando; Ryann Christensen; Janna Miller; and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition, Jerry has two surviving siblings Bill Riegle (Joanne) of Kentland, Indiana and Jim Riegle of Brook, Indiana.
Roy D. Hannon, age 78, of Manteca, CA, passed away on Friday, February