Leuterio Bernardez Bigornia, 84, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. A resident of Manteca for the past seven years; he was born August 4, 1925 in Bangued, Abra, Philippines to the late Cipriano & Romana Bigornia.
John Sirley, 83, entered into rest on Aug. 14, 2009 in Manteca. He was born on June 5, 1926 in Calexico, California. He was a resident of Manteca for the past 3 years. John joins his wife in heaven Dorothy Sirley, as well as his daughter, Margaret Sirley.
Edward (Eddie) Torres Sr., 68, entered into rest August 12, 2009 with his family at his side. A native of Hawaii, Mr. Torres resided in California for 36 Years. Mr. Torres was a Merchant Seaman in the Civil Service for 15 Years before starting his career with the University of California San Francisco Medical Center where he retired. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Luella Torres of Stockton. He is also survived by their children: Mrs. Gwendolyn Thomas and her husband Soji of San Diego; The Rev. Edward Torres Jr. and his wife, Minister Leitina Torres ...
Howard E. Huntley, 98, of Lathrop, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2009. He was born July 20, 1911 in Oakdale; he was the second of five children of the late Lyman & Ila Huntley. He lived in San Francisco for 33 years and retired from the City in 1973, where he worked for 25 years as a truck driver. He loved living in the city but in 1975 his wife Nellie persuaded him to move to Lathrop, where his ancestors were early settlers. A year after moving, his beloved wife of 28 years passed away.
Wanda Wert was born to parents Ethel and William in Waterville, Washington. Wanda has always been a strong and independent person. During her early years she rode a horse five miles every day to grammar school. She was the youngest of seven, and she was the only girl. As anyone with older brothers knows, she was tormented relentlessly, but all in good fun. A favorite story involves her being tied to a wagon wheel and rolled down a hill.