Bill was the beloved patriarch of the Johnson family. He was committed to serving his community first as a US Marine in the South Pacific during WWII then as a Principal at Sequoia Elementary, Manteca Unified. He was also a strong supporter of Linden United Methodist Church. Bill believed in being there for his family, and he always was.
Teresa Pera passed away peacefully on August 30, 2015. She was born on March 19, 1922 in Marlia, Lucca, Italy to the late Enrico and Assunta Dovichi. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Franco, and her dear brother, Marino Dovichi, and wife, Elia.
Lawrence Richard Thomas, was born in Belcourt, North Dakota on Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. Thanks to family and friends for their support. We will be having a memorial service Friday, September 4, 2015 7 p.m. at 10623 E. HWY 120, Manteca, CA 95336
Longtime Ripon resident and community supporter, Barbara Feichtmeir, died peacefully at her home on August 24, 2015 at the age of 94, following a stroke and brief hospitalization. Barbara was born in Berkeley, California and attended Oakland public schools. Her artistic talents were recognized when she was still very young and encouraged by parents and teachers. Barbara's deep appreciation for the natural world was nurtured by her parents. She often reminisced about camping with family and friends in Yosemite every summer, an experience she later shared with her own children. When she was 12 years old Barbara was selected ...
Sharon Ruth Peck Lewis, 55, entered into rest surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 21, 2015, in Hughson, CA. She was born on July 12, 1960, in Oakland to the late Herman Harold Lewis and Ruth Lewis of Manteca. Sharon leaves behind her husband, George Peck; her loving sons, Kevin and Nathan Peck both of Manteca; her grandbaby Maycee Peck; siblings, Yvonne Carrillo of Discovery Bay, Gary Lewis of Roseville, Steve Lewis of Manteca and Timothy Lewis of Manteca, and many nieces and nephews.
Salvatore Quacinella, the light of our lives and a true international treasure, passed in the early hours of August 21, 2015 in Manteca. Born in Siracusa, Sicily 92 years ago, Salvatore's passion for life and, above all, his family were as rich as Mt. Etna's volcanic soil. Charisma doesn't even begin to describe the beauty of this man with an irrepressible, contagious zest for life.
He was born in Port Orford, Oregon, the youngest child born to Lucille and Harry Valentine. He moved to Manteca, California as a teenager and attended Manteca High School –class of 1953. At the age of 17 he joined the Army and served during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany and Fort Riley, Kansas. He met Joyce Bledsoe in St. Joseph, Missouri on a blind date and married her within the year. They started a family and moved back to Manteca to settle down where they resided for the remainder of their days. He worked for Johns-Mansville (JM ...