Ron Padilla, of Stockton, passed away on Saturday, January 30, in Stockton at the age of 57. A lifelong resident of Stockton, Ron was born on July 1, 1952. He graduated from Franklin High School and later went on to be a railroad worker and a farmer. Ron is survived by his companion, Beverly Tupas; his sons, Jeff, Derek, and Chad; his brothers, Bobby, Ruben, Frankie, and Johnny; and his sisters, Ruth, Mona and Annie.
Brian Joseph Ward, 47, passed away on Thursday, January 28, at his home in Manteca of heart disease. Born in Castro Valley, he was a resident of Manteca for twenty years and attended St. Anthony's Church. He had previously lived in Hayward, CA, and was a member of St. Clement's Parish. He attended St. Clement's grammar school, Moreau High School, Hayward High School and Chabot College. He was employed as a forklift driver in distribution warehouses in both Hayward and Manteca.
Dolores Frances (Rigney) Kohles, 95, died Thursday, January 21, at home with her family at her side in Manteca. She was born on October 7, 1914 in Oakland. Dolores was a retired secretary for the City of Oakland. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Oakland. Dolores was an 85-year resident of Oakland, moving to Manteca in 2001.
Raquel Macias, 76, entered into rest on February 2, 2010 at her home in Manteca surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 18, 1933 in Encarion, DeJalisco, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jose Macias who passed away at a young age in 1974.
Patricia Kay Moscardini "Pat", 58, entered into rest on January 30, 2010 in Sacramento, California. She was born on November 10, 1951 in Zanesville, Ohio. She was a resident of Sacramento for 2 years and previously of Manteca for over 20 years.
Richard Allen Bailey passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, at his home in Manteca after a long battle with emphysema at the age of 54. Richard was born in North Dakota. He worked for Shane Transportation for 16 years as a truck driver. He enjoyed listening to Art Bell, and the outdoors with his family.
Donna Lee Van Andel, 56, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, after bravely challenging multiple sclerosis for more than 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Jennie (Enserink) Van Andel, and step-mother Henrietta (Van Dyk). She is survived by her siblings and their spouses, Roger & Carol Van Andel, Karen & John Roose Reba & Brent Olsen, Jeff & Harlene Van Andel, Maxine & Gary Stucky, and Kristi and Mark Van Klaveren, and their children and grandchildren.
Maria Lacerda Ramos Andre, 92, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 27, in Manteca surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 3, 1917 in Salao, Faial, Azores to the late Mr. and Mrs. Antonio and Rosa Ramos. She joins her parents and husband in heaven Antonio Andre as well as her siblings Antonio Ramos, Rosa Lacerda, and Joe Ramos.
Virginia Farinah Nunes, resident of Manteca, entered into rest on Monday, January 25, at the age of 85. She was the loving mother to Rick Nunes and fiancé Marisa Arciniaga, Robert and Christina Nunes, both of Fremont, the beloved grandmother to Lindsey and Trevor; and the dear sister to Phoebe Brown of Ripon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Travis Ryan Kirchgatter, 27, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21. The oldest of three boys; he was born on February 8, 1982 in Livermore, California to Richard Kirchgatter and Janet Wilson Nealey. He worked at Patchett's Ford in Turlock and then went to work for Plastipak in Modesto in June 2008 where he worked until his untimely passing.