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.
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.
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.
Richard L. Prouty, age 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Modesto, after a short illness. He was a 1969 graduate of East Union High School in Manteca and Fresno State College. He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Prouty of Manteca, and a niece and nephew. Services have already been held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manteca Historical Society.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Heaven gained a mighty Angel. Ronald Charles Joseph Nelson II at the young age of 43 died in his Pleasanton home surrounded by his family. Ron was a remarkable husband, an unbelievable father, and a most caring and giving son and brother. Ron cared about everyone he ever met and all who met him learned something valuable. Ron was a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley for 17 years and in that time grew great respect and many friendships. Ron battled Mesothelioma for almost 2 years and left us all too soon. Ron is survived by ...
Harry Guibor, a resident of Manteca since 1945 and a master mechanic at Spreckels Sugar spanning a career of 40 years, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014. He was 97.
DeDee Kathelene (Drummond) Thomas passed away suddenly on December 12, 2013.
Roger A. Fells, 64, of Manteca, Calif. passed on August 16, 2013 at Pikes Peak Hospice of Colorado Springs, CO due to complications from a two year battle with Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS).
Charles Gonzalez, age 75, entered into rest on January 12, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on November 15, 1933 in Jackson, CA, to the late Ygnacio and Loretta (Cota) Gonzalez. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Maldonado, and daughter, Debbie Gonzalez.
Rose Ann Robison, 63, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Sunday morning, January 19, 2014 in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Elden Herman Frenz was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Alameda, Calif., and died peacefully Jan. 10, 2014, at the Hospice Hotel of San Joaquin, Calif. A highly decorated sailor, he served in the US Navy during WWII, maintaining a naval salvage ship in the South Pacific. He was a fireman First Class responsible for operation of the ships power plant and navigation capabilities. He is preceded in death by his two wives, daughter Georgia (Tinker) Peavie, son Eugene Webb, and sister Judy. He is survived by his sons David, Ken and Tim, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and ...