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 ...
Barbara I. Scott, 75, entered into rest on October 30, 2013 in Manteca, CA. She was born on August 10, 1938 in San Francisco, CA where she attended Presentation Elementary, Presentation High School and City College . She is preceded in death by her husband Stanley F. Scott. As matriarch of a large family, she is survived by her four children, Leighanne Moon, Lisa Redmond, Lori Scott-Nunes, Jim Cochran and their loving spouses and children. Barbara was blessed to enjoy time with her 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She has one surviving sister, Sharon O'Donnell.
Stephen Kenneth Thomas passed away on October 17, 2013, in Manteca, CA, from a heart attack at the age of 53. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roslyn Sage and father, Keith Kenneth Thomas.
Ervan E. Frisk, 95, born in Missouri, the oldest of eight children, on March 17, 1919, entered into rest on April 2, 2014, in San Francisco, CA. In heaven he joins his son Glen Duraine Frisk and one grandson Bryan Mendosa.
Ann L. Herrmann, 90, entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2014 in Modesto, California. She was born on March 22, 1924 in San Francisco. In heaven she joins her beloved husband Fred Herrmann.
James (Jimmy) Gray, at 52 years young, entered into paradise on March 24, 2014. He was a wonderful Dad, husband, son, brother, papa, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was an unforgettable man who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He inspired many with his wisdom and insight and led by example. He will truly be missed. His family's hearts are heavy and broken but they know that he is in a better place now and that his spirit will live on for an eternity.
Victoria Ann Jeffers, born on April 11, 1952, in Florida, entered into rest on March 29, 2014, in Manteca, CA.
Kevin Mark Hurd passed at the age of 42, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Thomas Warren Dean passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the age of 75, with his wife and friends at his side. Tom is the third of seven sons of Stanley and Irma Dean, who along with his brother Michael, preceded him in death. Tom is survived by his wife Susie, daughter Cheryl, son Trent, and brothers; Stan, Jim, Ron, Bobby, Jerry, and a long list of nieces, nephews and their children.
Delfino "Del" Sarina was born December 22, 1924, to Mary and Peter Sarina, in Galt. He passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Sonora, CA. He moved with his family to Manteca in 1930. He attended Castle Elementary School and graduated from Manteca High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Army/Air Force in 1943 and was a nose gunner on a B24 Bomber. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He flew the daylight bombing raid over Berlin on March 19, 1945 and flew a total of 17 bombing missions over Germany. He was discharged in 1946 and ...
Robert L. Camden died March 29, 2014. He was the husband of Joanne Camden, father of four children, Laura Scarbrough (Washington), David Camden (Florida), Kevin, Angela Camden (Manteca). He also had twelve grandchildren and one great grandson, seven brothers, and three sisters. He worked at Tracy Defense Depot for 34 years.
Henry J. Ledoux III, 74, of Manteca-Tracy, entered heaven on March 27, 2014. He was born on June 15, 1939, in North Providence, RI. Henry leaves behind his wife Glenda; two daughters Terry and Susie; two sons Henry IV and James; and grandson Soren.
Joaquin "Jack" Lewis died March 27, 2014, in Stockton, CA. He was born February 10, 1941, in French Camp, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Anthony Lewis, Sr.; his mother, Giuma Lewis-Machado; his brother, Anthony Lewis, Jr.; and his sister, Helen Camara (Tony). He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane M. Lewis, of Manteca; his son, Jack Lewis, II (Paula), of Ripon; his daughter, Jennifer Nunes (Art), of Manteca; his son, James Lewis (Nancy), of Ripon; his grandchildren, Joaquin Lewis and Emily Lewis; Austen Nunes, Jordan Nunes, and Jace Nunes; Madisen Lewis and Nicholas ...
Denise Diane Southwick embraced the end of her four year journey of fallopian tube cancer on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at age 42, with her family and friends at her side. Denise is survived by her parents, Joan and Danny Southwick; sister and brother-in-law, Dana and Robert Mankin III; nephew Robert Mankin IV and niece Rileigh Mankin, her beloved dog, Oliver, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Denise is preceded in death by her grandparents Frank and Jacqueline Ford, Margaret and Harlo Southwick, and uncle Charlie Southwick.
Joyce Ann Botelho, age 87, entered into rest on March 26, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on November 13, 1926, in Weleetka, Oklahoma. Joyce is preceded death by her husband, Manuel Botelho. She was a resident of Manteca for 28 years.
Maureen "Moe" Iorio, 68, entered in to rest on March 24, 2014, in Modesto, CA. She was born on July 27, 1945, in Ottawa, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Annette Duffy.
Frances was born November 16, 1933, in Tulsa, OK. She moved to California when she was 5 years old settling in El Centro and eventually making her home in Lathrop along with her nine brothers and sisters.