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Josephine “Peenie” Gould

   Josephine “Peenie” Gould passed away on September 11th, 2014.  Daughter of John Catalano and Jennie Crivello, Josie was born in Manteca, CA 76 years ago on October 19th, 1937.  She was a proud member of Manteca High School Class of ‘55 and was very active in class reunions for many years.  While attending the University of the Pacific she met the love of her life Norman Gould, and they were later married in 1961. They had two sons, John and Mark, and lived out the remainder of their lives in Manteca.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 3:36 p.m. | | Josephine “Peenie” Gould Comments 0 Comments

Suzanne (Sue) Kay Gordon (Diaz) Wall

   Suzanne (Sue) Kay Gordon (Diaz) Wall, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, was

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:35 p.m. | | Suzanne (Sue) Kay Gordon (Diaz) Wall Comments 0 Comments

Jessie Louise Autler

   Jessie Louise Autler, 89, entered into rest on September 14, 2014 in Ripon, CA.  She was born on June 5, 1925 in Maywood, CA.  She joins her husband in heaven Al Autler as well as, her sons Bill and Chris Autler, grandson Brian Autler and her sisters Dorothy Wall and Betty Armstrong.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 4:34 p.m. | | Jessie Louise Autler Comments 0 Comments

Virginia Leona Haffer

Virginia Leona Haffer, age 86, entered into rest on September 9, 2014, in Manteca.  She was born on April 6, 1928, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. 

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 4:11 p.m. | | Virginia Leona Haffer Comments 0 Comments

Michael “Mike” Foley


   On Sept. 2, 2014, we unexpectedly lost our beloved Michael “Mike” Foley, 75, of Pollock Pines, Ca.  He is survived by his loving wife, Simone Foley of Pollock Pines and his three children: Shawna Foley of Jackson, Ca.; Eva Foley of Escalon, Ca.;  and Chuck Foley of  Kelseyville, Ca..  He is also survived by his three grandchildren; Tiffany and Michael McGuire of Escalon, Ca. and Jacob Jamvold of Jackson, Ca.

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Ronald Floyd Strmiska Sr.

Ron Strmiska was born in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin on June 12, 1941 to Floyd and Mabel Strmiska.  He passed away at his home in Stockton at the age of 73 on September 3rd. Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Retha.  Children, Ron Jr (Dana), Shelly (Bob Bognaes) and Ryan (Roxanne).  Ten grandchildren, Robert, Richard (Renee) & Ross (Rachel) Strmiska, Darcy Walter, Daniel & Drew Bognaes, Chase, Mia, Adam & Olivia Strmiska. One great-grandchild Joshua with two more great grandchildren expected in 2015 and mother-in-law Ruby Whitmire of Banta, CA.  Ron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol, brother-in-law ...

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Posted: sep. 08, 2014 11:59 p.m. | | Ronald Floyd Strmiska Sr. Comments 0 Comments

Bernadette Ange Langum

Bernadette Ange Langum, age 89, entered peacefully into rest on September 3, 2014 at home surround by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  She was born to the late Jules and Lucille Ange in Santa Monica, California.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Leonard Langum and her daughter, Sandra Poteet.

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Michael Dojaquez

Michael Dojaquez, 58, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 29, 2014, in Hemet, Ca. He was born on March 29, 1956, in Chino, Ca. to Rosalie and Frank Dojaquez.  He is survived by his mother and his 12 siblings: Sammy Munoz of Loomis; Gina Souza of Auburn; Irene Munoz of Stockton; Evie Perez of Perris; Paulette Black of DesMoines, Iowa; Jeannette Skarbo of Stockton; Yvonne Dojaquez of Manteca; Kathleen Mothershed of Tracy; Monica Melnikow of Isleton; Richelle White of Modesto; Nadean Mosley of Auburn; and Bernadine Dojaquez of Linden.  He is preceded in death by and in heaven he joins ...

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Posted: sep. 05, 2014 4:22 p.m. | | Michael Dojaquez Comments 0 Comments

Evalena Angelic Vera

   Baby Evalena Angelic Vera grew her angel wings on August 27, 2014. She came to this world on January 14, 2013 and spent 18 beautiful months with her loving parents Govanni Vera and Adrianna Lapat. Evalena is the baby sister to Gishia and Govanni Jr. Her grandparents are Connie and Evilio Vera, Jennifer and Joe Velasco and Phillip Lapat. Evalena was blessed with many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family who loved her dearly.

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David Thomas Benham

    David Thomas Benham passed away August 18, 2014, following a two year battle with cancer.  He was born on February 16, 1962, in Kittery, Maine to Arlen and Jean Benham.  David served in the United States Army during his young adult life.  He married his best friend, Anna, in 1993 and the two settled in Manteca.  They had two daughters who were his everything.  He enjoyed fishing, loved his 49ers and liked all things sports.  When his oldest daughter signed up to play on a U8 soccer team, he was talked into coaching, and a game he knew little about ...

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David Alan Zyski Sr.

David Alan Zyski Sr., age 55, entered into rest on August 28, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on December 17, 1958, in San Rafael, CA. Dave was a resident of Manteca for 15 years.

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Isabel G. Saunderson

God needed another angel.  Isabel G. Saunderson entered into heaven on August 26, 2014.  She was surrounded by her family and was at peace. 

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Howard R. DeArmond

Howard R. DeArmond, age 88, entered into rest on August 26, 2014, in Stockton. He was born on September 16, 1925, in Drakesboro, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Clara Louise DeArmond.

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Ann (Macdonald) Hoag

   Ann (Macdonald) Hoag went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 81. She was surrounded by her family and entered peacefully into her Savior’s arms.

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Richard J. R. Belgarde

   Richard J.R. Belgarde 70, died at the VA Hospital in Livermore, CA. Memorial Services were held Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Graham Hitch Mortuary. He was laid to rest at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 3:59 p.m. | | Richard J. R. Belgarde Comments 0 Comments

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