Michael G. Gikas, age 82, entered into rest on June 10, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 14, 1932, in Manteca to the late George and Mary Gikas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor.
Stephen V. Harris, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Ripon, CA. He was born on June 27, 1958, in Guam to the late Charles and Patricia Harris. He is survived by his loving children, Christopher and Jaclyn Harris. He was blessed with one granddaughter, Aubrie LeeAnn Harris. He has one sister, Patsi Brown Harris, and one nephew, Darwin Glidewell Freeman III.
Surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and an unwavering love and faith in her Heavenly Father, Sylvia passed peacefully into His loving arms on June 8, 2014.
Linda Kay Wagner, 64, of Manteca passed away June 1, 2014 in Modesto, CA. She was born to the late Richard and Kathryn DeVolt on June 30, 1949 in Hinsdale, Illinois. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Frank R. Wagner.
Helen Catherine Jevtic, 88, of Manteca, California passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in North Dakota. She was the daughter of the late John Joseph Copps and Essie Catherine Spalding. Helen lived in Washington, D.C., where she attended business college during World War II. Helen lived in Manteca for the past 40 years with her late husband, Branko Jevtic, where she raised her three boys: Jim Jevtic from Texas, George Jevtic, and John Jevtic, both of Manteca. She also had one grandson, Jason Jevtic. Helen had several neices: Jeanette Taylor from Orlando ...
Donald MacCready, 89, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Modesto, Ca. He was born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Thayer, Ka., to the late Harry and Grace MacCready. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Anna Darline, and their infant daughter Anna Marie.
Baby Christian Anthony Engel grew his angel wings on June 4, 2014. He came to this world on May 2, 2014 and spent 33 beautiful days with his loving parents Anthony and Lindsay Engel. Baby Christian is the baby brother to Brealynn and Elise Engel. His grandparents are Audrey and Christopher Parsons and Ann and Clay Horn. Christian was blessed with many aunts and uncle who loved him dearly.
Linda Lou Friggle, age 70, entered into rest on May 28, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Red Oak, Okla. to the late William and Myrtle Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Friggle. Linda was a resident of Manteca for 18 years, and previously lived in Tracy.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kern Tilley, age 54.
Ellen R. LaGrone, age 67 of Huber Heights, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness.
May 4, 1940 to June 1, 2014
February 7, 1942 to June 2, 2014
Beloved mother Dolores Chavez died May 30, in her daughter arms surrounded by her children at the age of 69, in their Lathrop home.
Rose Eusebio, 91, entered into rest on May 29, 2014, in Manteca, CA. She was born on February 22, 1923, to the late Emilo and Gemma Tagliabue. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her loving husband Earnest Eusebio and brother Charlie Tagliabue.
Frances Myrle Stroud, 96, of Stockton, passed away September 13, 2014. Born June 13, 1918 at Dameron Hospital to Lloyd "Bud" and Mary Louise Graham, Frances lived in Stockton most of her life.
Carol Anne Gould, age 73, entered into Heaven's gate on September 6, 2014. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 7, 1941. Carol was a resident of Manteca.
Bruce D. Adams passed away on September 10, 2014, in Manteca, CA, he was born in Sebastopol, CA, raised, and lived in French Camp, CA.
Josephine "Peenie" Gould passed away on September 11th, 2014. Daughter of John Catalano and Jennie Crivello, Josie was born in Manteca, CA 76 years ago on October 19th, 1937. She was a proud member of Manteca High School Class of '55 and was very active in class reunions for many years. While attending the University of the Pacific she met the love of her life Norman Gould, and they were later married in 1961. They had two sons, John and Mark, and lived out the remainder of their lives in Manteca.
Suzanne (Sue) Kay Gordon (Diaz) Wall, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, was
Jessie Louise Autler, 89, entered into rest on September 14, 2014 in Ripon, CA. She was born on June 5, 1925 in Maywood, CA. She joins her husband in heaven Al Autler as well as, her sons Bill and Chris Autler, grandson Brian Autler and her sisters Dorothy Wall and Betty Armstrong.
Virginia Leona Haffer, age 86, entered into rest on September 9, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on April 6, 1928, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
On Sept. 2, 2014, we unexpectedly lost our beloved Michael "Mike" Foley, 75, of Pollock Pines, Ca. He is survived by his loving wife, Simone Foley of Pollock Pines and his three children: Shawna Foley of Jackson, Ca.; Eva Foley of Escalon, Ca.; and Chuck Foley of Kelseyville, Ca.. He is also survived by his three grandchildren; Tiffany and Michael McGuire of Escalon, Ca. and Jacob Jamvold of Jackson, Ca.
Ron Strmiska was born in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin on June 12, 1941 to Floyd and Mabel Strmiska. He passed away at his home in Stockton at the age of 73 on September 3rd. Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Retha. Children, Ron Jr (Dana), Shelly (Bob Bognaes) and Ryan (Roxanne). Ten grandchildren, Robert, Richard (Renee) & Ross (Rachel) Strmiska, Darcy Walter, Daniel & Drew Bognaes, Chase, Mia, Adam & Olivia Strmiska. One great-grandchild Joshua with two more great grandchildren expected in 2015 and mother-in-law Ruby Whitmire of Banta, CA. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol, brother-in-law ...
Bernadette Ange Langum, age 89, entered peacefully into rest on September 3, 2014 at home surround by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was born to the late Jules and Lucille Ange in Santa Monica, California. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Leonard Langum and her daughter, Sandra Poteet.
Michael Dojaquez, 58, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 29, 2014, in Hemet, Ca. He was born on March 29, 1956, in Chino, Ca. to Rosalie and Frank Dojaquez. He is survived by his mother and his 12 siblings: Sammy Munoz of Loomis; Gina Souza of Auburn; Irene Munoz of Stockton; Evie Perez of Perris; Paulette Black of DesMoines, Iowa; Jeannette Skarbo of Stockton; Yvonne Dojaquez of Manteca; Kathleen Mothershed of Tracy; Monica Melnikow of Isleton; Richelle White of Modesto; Nadean Mosley of Auburn; and Bernadine Dojaquez of Linden. He is preceded in death by and in heaven he joins ...
Baby Evalena Angelic Vera grew her angel wings on August 27, 2014. She came to this world on January 14, 2013 and spent 18 beautiful months with her loving parents Govanni Vera and Adrianna Lapat. Evalena is the baby sister to Gishia and Govanni Jr. Her grandparents are Connie and Evilio Vera, Jennifer and Joe Velasco and Phillip Lapat. Evalena was blessed with many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family who loved her dearly.
David Thomas Benham passed away August 18, 2014, following a two year battle with cancer. He was born on February 16, 1962, in Kittery, Maine to Arlen and Jean Benham. David served in the United States Army during his young adult life. He married his best friend, Anna, in 1993 and the two settled in Manteca. They had two daughters who were his everything. He enjoyed fishing, loved his 49ers and liked all things sports. When his oldest daughter signed up to play on a U8 soccer team, he was talked into coaching, and a game he knew little about ...
David Alan Zyski Sr., age 55, entered into rest on August 28, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on December 17, 1958, in San Rafael, CA. Dave was a resident of Manteca for 15 years.
God needed another angel. Isabel G. Saunderson entered into heaven on August 26, 2014. She was surrounded by her family and was at peace.