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.
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.
Janet Marie Teicheira passed away suddenly in her home at the age of 63. She was a generous, kind, giving, spiritual woman that was loved by everyone who knew her. Her smile and laugh were contagious and will be missed by many. Janet graduated from Manteca High in 1968 and received her AA Degree from Delta College in 1970. She worked in Manteca at Honey's Appliance Store and Jersey Crown Dairy before she settled at Foster Farms in Modesto. She retired after 26 years to spend more time with her family. She survived by her mother Mabel Teicheira of ...
James Neal Goodman, born December 1, 1926, in Seminol, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord February 9, 2014.
Ellen (Brennan) McGuiness, 93, beloved wife of the late Edward W. McGuiness, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 7, 2014, after a period of declining health.
Robert has joined his family in heaven leaving behind; father, Robert, mother, Cathy, stepmother, Claudia, stepfather , David, ssters, Angelica and Anamarie, nephews, Christopher, Andrew, Laney, Donye, nieces, Aunika and Gabriela and
Mary L. Paulo, 88, entered into rest January 23, 2014 in Manteca. She was born on January 3, 1926. Mary was a former resident of Santa Rosa, California.
Timothy T. Heskett, 60, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 26, 1953 in Stockton, CA.
Porfirio J. Castillo entered into eternal rest among the angels Sunday, February 2, 2014 while surrounded by loved ones. Porfirio, better known as Bill was born on September 15 1925. In heaven he joins his parents, Porfirio Castillo and Lupe Castillo, siblings Antoinette Berry, Grace Castillo, Margaret Castillo, Julian Castillo and his precious daughter Constance Stavros and son in law Frank Mozzetti.
Vern Archer, 44, was welcomed by his father, Herman Archer, in heaven January 29, 2014 in San Francisco. He was born on January 17, 1970 in Livermore, California.
Julio Strazi passed away January 29, 2014 at the age of 85. He was born in Greenville, MS on April 18, 1928. He was raised in Lodi and graduated from Lodi High. After high school he served in the National Guard for eight years. He lived most of his life in Manteca and worked as an auto technician for Knapp Ford. He had a passion for fishing, car racing and gardening.
Born in Cortland, NY, on June 22, 1957, Jay Charles Hoag went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2014. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, son and uncle. He is survived by his wife, Becky Hoag and stepson, Andrew Bartlett, his children, Finlay Hoag, Neil (Markail) Hoag, Daniel (Lauren) Hoag, Casey Hoag and their mother, Connie Hoag. His parents are Chuck and Ann Hoag, and siblings are Jill (Bud) Schemper, and Jett (Lisa) Hoag.
A Native of Stockton California, Donald Eric Holmes, was called home by our Lord suddenly on Monday, January 27, 2014. Born in 1933, Don, as he was known to his family and friends, was a 54 year resident of Manteca. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; Bobbie Jean (Little) Holmes, daughters; Victoria Holmes, husband Richard, Rebecca De Groot, husband Albert, Sheree' Mae Holmes, and sisters; Jeanette Wright, Marjorie Dempsey, and Judith Holmes.
Dale Lee Bonds passed away on Jan. 29th after a long illness. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Geneva Bonds; his son Derrel Bonds of Atwater; his daughter Ronda Frampton of Indiana; his daughter Leanna Scott of Manteca; his son Dan Bonds of Manteca his daughter Luchelle Sartain of Manteca; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Cemetery service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 1p.m. at Gridley Biggs Cemetery in Gridley, Calif.
Sean Quinn passed away after a long illness on January 6, 2014 in Bangor, ME. Longtime resident of Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1985.
James Leslie Benedict passed away December 11, 2013 at the age of 61, due to complications from a stroke. He was born to Ivan and Donna Benedict, April 27, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised in San Mateo, CA and graduated from Hillsdale High School. He lived at Camilla Gardens in Manteca for nearly 20 years. Jim was a talented photographer who loved animals. He also greatly enjoyed working with his hands and building models.
Bonnie Daniel, age 88, was born and raised in south eastern Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Lee Vinson and Ruthie Bass Vinson.