Ella Belle (Belle) Lightburn, 95, passed away in Ripon, CA on October 28, 2013. She was the only child of Marion Keys Harvey Wiese and James Harvey. Belle was born in Brockway, PA and lived there until she was eight. She remembered flipping the switch to turn on the town's first electricity at a plant owned by her grandfather, William Keys. She then moved to Long Beach, CA. It was here that the great earthquake (6.5) of 1933 leveled her Poly High School, forcing students into improvised classrooms.
Leslie Reile, age 88, entered into rest on October 31, 2013, in Modesto. He was born on June 18, 1925, in Jamestown, ND, to the late Fred and Caroline Hauff Reile. Leslie is also preceded in death by his wife, Giesela. He was a resident of Ceres, and previously of Stockton. He is survived by his nieces, Sandra, Cheree, Misty and Gabriella all of Ceres.
Anthony Mark Macedo passed away October 31, 2013 in Clements at the age of 33. Born in Stockton, Anthony remained a life-long resident of San Joaquin County, where he worked for Macedo Construction for over 10 years. He battled cancer courageously for a year. Anthony enjoyed playing the guitar, H
Jack B. Erdman passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on a beautiful fall evening. He was born to Pearl and Vernard Erdman in Vallejo, CA and moved to Manteca shortly after.
Manteca resident of 45 years, Florence Vierra,108, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2013 at Bethany Home in Ripon. Mrs. Vierra was a native of San Jose, California. She moved to Tracy with her family when she was just 10 years old living there 49 years before moving to Manteca around 1965. She continued to live there until health reasons made her move to Bethany Home in Ripon. She spent most of her life taking great care of her family and was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Manteca.
Anthony Paul Miniaci "Tony", 21, spent his first day in heaven on Sunday, October 27, 2013. He was born on September 22, 1992 in Sacramento, Ca. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Michael Miniaci.
He was a good man and will be missed by many. Larry is survived by his wife Paula, his children Natalie (Ryan) Blackmarr, Michael Nobriga, Michelle Nobriga; step-children Bud (Heath) Long and Heather (Frank) Taylor; and his grandchildren Seth, Jamie, Cora and Abigail. He is also survived by his brother John (Linda) Nobriga, sister Laura (Don) Mendonca, and sister-in-law Donna Nobriga. His brother Charles Nobriga proceded him in death.
Steven Joaquin Neely grew his angel wings on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Manteca, after spending 130 days with his loving parents, Steven and Nicole Neely of Manteca. His grandparents are Chris and Jackie Bagatta, Linda Webster and Bill Davis Jr. Baby Steven's great grandparents are Richard and Genn Bagatta, Joaquin (deceased) and Carmelita Bothelio, Everett (deceased) and Ruth Neely, and Elaine Davis. He was blessed with many aunts and uncles: Nicholas Neely (deceased), Ronnie Neely, James Neely (deceased) Victoria Bagatta (Godmother), Harrison Wooley (Godfather), Justin Davis, Joseph and Kristy Bothelio, Michael and Shelley Bothelio, Michelle and Ben Rea ...
Joan Keck, born in 1946, met her Lord and Savior on her 67th birthday, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 48 years Thomas Keck. She has two loving children Sharon Clayton and Stephen Keck and daughter-in- law Sharene. She was also blessed with four grandchildren, Matthew Clayton, Bethany Keck, Savannah Keck and Zachary Keck. She has two siblings, Kenneth Miller and Carol Wooten.
Carl was born on February 14, 1928 in Parlier, CA, raised by his Grandma and Grandpa Reece on a dairy farm in Escalon, CA. Carl was the loving husband to Patricia S. Reece, father to sons Ronald Reece and Albert Reece of Stockton, CA, and the late Deborah Sue Brooks, grandfather to Albert Reece Jr., Suzanna (Richard) Valles, Stephanie Reece, Ronnie Reece Jr., all of Stockton, CA, Zach (Mari) Brooks of Glendora, CA, and Scott (Eri) Brooks of Tottori, Japan, and great-grandfather to six wonderful great-grandchildren.
Dad has passed on to an everlasting peace. May God deliver him with the surroundings of our mother Jessie, and his angels, to the gates of Heaven.
Rosella Lucille Baker, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Manteca on October 11th, 2013, held in the loving arms of her youngest son, John. She was tenderly cared for by her husband and daughter, Vicki, on a daily basis.
Peacefully ascended into Heaven on Friday, Sept. 27. Devoted husband of Eloise, loving father of Don (Anita) and Bill (Heather), loving brother of Dorrie, stepfather of Claire (Rob), Dan (Virginia) and Debbie (George), trusted friend of first wife Mary Louise, uncle of Bob, Steve, Sally and Scott, grandfather of Jonathan, Jillian, Adam, Heather, Aaron, Daniel, Ryan, Abbe, Jeffrey, Nicole, Cara, Michael and Jonathan, great grandfather of Madison and Olivia, Godfather of Austin. Preceded in death by parents Ursil and Dorothy, son Francis and daughter-in-law Cheryl.
Rodney was born on July 7, 1972 and joined the Lord on October 18, 2013. Rodney was the son of Rodney H. Erich and Joetta G. Welton, Erich, Lindermyer.
Russell James 'Russ' Acquistapace, 49, of Las Vegas, NV passed away October 14, 2013, surrounded by his close and loving family. He was born May 16, 1964, in Manteca, Calif., and was a Las Vegas resident of almost 30 years. He served six years in the U.S. Air Force and was an aircraft maintenance technician with American Airlines. Russell had a great love for hot rods and restorations, as well as photography. He was a truly devoted, generous and beloved son, brother and father.
Phillip H. Perez, 78, of Dinuba, CA, passed away on March 8, 2014, at Veterans Hospital of Fresno, CA.
Bill (Aaron) Parker, 57, of Manteca, entered into rest on April 3rd, 2014. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Aaron was born in San Jose, on July 10th, 1956, and was raised in Sunnyvale. He enjoyed camping, boating, going to the movies, watching UFC, and spending time with his grand-kids. He was a dedicated family man and put the needs of others before his own. Aaron was a great husband, father and grandpa. Aaron is preceded in death by his stepfather, Jim Cox. He is survived by his loving wife Rose Parker, his three children, Jeremy Parker ...
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.