Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon, to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California, he has now called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Douglas J. Horton, 73, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Doug retired from Manteca High School as a math teacher. He was born on June 14, 1936. He enjoyed playing bridge at Oak Park Senior Center. Doug loved being a dedicated teacher and also coaching athletics. He received a Certificate of Recognition The John R. Williams Award.
Ruby A. Deaton, 90, entered into rest on October 18, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital of Manteca. She was born on September 6, 1919 in Ola, Arkansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard & Faye Merritt. She was preceded in death by one grandson Jeff Deaton and her husband Boyd Deaton. Ruby was a resident of Lathrop for 33 years.
Beloved wife of Frank H. McKinnon (deceased), devoted mother of Sharon A. Phillips, cherished grandmother of Deborah Phillips, Bethany Zepeda, Jennifer Batchler, Megan Hackney, John Phillips, Matt Phillips and Kimberly Orlando. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was the treasured cousin of Sandra Boietenbacker, Linda Hoff and their families.
John Crothers was born November 26, 1932 in Hayle, England. He passed away at his home in Manteca on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. John was the youngest of nine children born to Thomas John Stanley Crothers and Margaret Ann (Richards) Crothers.
Ethel Irene Smith, 78, entered into rest on October 14, 2009 in Stockton, California. A Manteca resident for the past 48 years, she was born on October 24, 1930 in Delano, California to the late Leonard & Irene Beal. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 41 years, Vaughnon Edgar Smith and one brother Frank Beal.
Patti Titus, 70, entered into rest on October 13, 2009 in Manteca, California. She was born on January 27, 1939 in Springfield Ohio to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome and Mary Nevius. Patti is preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband Kenneth Titus and one brother Jerry Nevius.
Fred W. Leuenberger, 87, entered into rest on October 7, 2009, in Manteca, California. He was born on September 15, 1922, to Swiss immigrants, Fred and Marie Leuenberger who settled in Wisconsin as dairy farmers. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as, one sister, Hilda Leuenberger. Fred was a resident of Manteca for 29 years.
Robert Miller Pinol, 81, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Manteca. He was born on June 15, 1928 in New London, Connecticut to the late Francisco and Lydia Winnetta (Miller) Pinol. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Betty J. Pinol; sons, Bruce Pinol and wife Terry of Bay Point, William S. Pinol of Escalon. Grandchildren, Christina Lewis, Ambra J. Junqueiro, Sheilah Pacheco, Chrystal Pinol, Zachary Pinol, and Benjamin Pinol and 4 great-grandchildren.