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.
Born in Racine, WI to the Rev. Edward Andersen and Marie Frey Andersen, Maynard was the youngest of seven boys, all now deceased. He is survived by his wife Luella (Drummond) Andersen, married 65 years, his sons; Douglas (Linda) Andersen, Peter (Angie) Andersen, grandsons Tyler and Travis, great-granddaughter Gianna and great-grandson Athen, and Linda's son, Sean McComb. Maynard and Luella's third son, Joel, died at age nine of leukemia.
Leo Phillip Cardinal Jr. age 80 of Lexington, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at Purcell Municipal Hospital. He was born May 27, 1933 in Purcell, OK the second child of three children born to Leo Phillip Cardinal Sr. and Jewell Margaret (Guess) Cardinal. Leo moved to Manteca, California at the age of seven with his family. There he attended school and graduated with the class of 1952. That same year he married the love of his life, Ruby Delores Elliott. They were married on January 27, 1952. One year later in 1953, Leo joined the U. S. Air Force ...
Melvern "Mel" Wiltz, passed away in an automobile accident on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in French Camp, CA. He was born on January 16, 1992 in Stockton, Ca. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Patricia Wiltz, and his maternal grandparents Russell and Edwina Edwards. Mel is survived by his parents Melvern Wiltz Jr. of Texas and Lenore Wiltz of Stockton. He has four siblings; Vonceil Wiltz of Stockton, Fannessa Wiltz of Las Vegas, Cordell Wiltz and Donavon Wiltz both of Texas. In addition, Mel has one surviving grandfather, Melvern Wiltz Sr. and many aunts, uncles and extended ...
Robin Garcia, 59, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Modesto, California. She was born on November 4, 1954 in Alameda, California. In heaven, Robin joins parents Frances and John Howard, her loving husband Roy Garcia, sister Dianne Cohee, and brother-in-law Charles Cohee.
Donald Rudolph, of Ripon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was 85. He was born August 24, 1928 to Kenneth and Flora Rudolph, of Leesburg, PA. Donald has two brothers, Dale of Ironton, Ohio and Larry of Mentor, Ohio. He married Esther Winklevoss in May of 1947. They had three children, the late Ron of Las Vegas, NV, Debbie of Manteca, CA, and Ken of Ripon, CA. They were blessed with three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Lawrence (Lonnie) Shirk, 82, of Modesto died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at home following a long illness. A Celebration of Life (memorial) will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sylvan Improvement Club, 2545 Sylvan Ave, Modesto, CA 95355.
Michael G. Gikas, age 82, entered into rest on June 10, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 14, 1932, in Manteca to the late George and Mary Gikas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor.
Stephen V. Harris, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Ripon, CA. He was born on June 27, 1958, in Guam to the late Charles and Patricia Harris. He is survived by his loving children, Christopher and Jaclyn Harris. He was blessed with one granddaughter, Aubrie LeeAnn Harris. He has one sister, Patsi Brown Harris, and one nephew, Darwin Glidewell Freeman III.
Surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and an unwavering love and faith in her Heavenly Father, Sylvia passed peacefully into His loving arms on June 8, 2014.
Linda Kay Wagner, 64, of Manteca passed away June 1, 2014 in Modesto, CA. She was born to the late Richard and Kathryn DeVolt on June 30, 1949 in Hinsdale, Illinois. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Frank R. Wagner.
Helen Catherine Jevtic, 88, of Manteca, California passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in North Dakota. She was the daughter of the late John Joseph Copps and Essie Catherine Spalding. Helen lived in Washington, D.C., where she attended business college during World War II. Helen lived in Manteca for the past 40 years with her late husband, Branko Jevtic, where she raised her three boys: Jim Jevtic from Texas, George Jevtic, and John Jevtic, both of Manteca. She also had one grandson, Jason Jevtic. Helen had several neices: Jeanette Taylor from Orlando ...
Donald MacCready, 89, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Modesto, Ca. He was born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Thayer, Ka., to the late Harry and Grace MacCready. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Anna Darline, and their infant daughter Anna Marie.
Baby Christian Anthony Engel grew his angel wings on June 4, 2014. He came to this world on May 2, 2014 and spent 33 beautiful days with his loving parents Anthony and Lindsay Engel. Baby Christian is the baby brother to Brealynn and Elise Engel. His grandparents are Audrey and Christopher Parsons and Ann and Clay Horn. Christian was blessed with many aunts and uncle who loved him dearly.
Linda Lou Friggle, age 70, entered into rest on May 28, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Red Oak, Okla. to the late William and Myrtle Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Friggle. Linda was a resident of Manteca for 18 years, and previously lived in Tracy.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kern Tilley, age 54.
Ellen R. LaGrone, age 67 of Huber Heights, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness.
May 4, 1940 to June 1, 2014
February 7, 1942 to June 2, 2014
Beloved mother Dolores Chavez died May 30, in her daughter arms surrounded by her children at the age of 69, in their Lathrop home.