Jerry Rose — a man who devotes his time to helping the less fortunate — is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.
Other members of the Class of 2017 are Jack Devincenzi, athletics; Rick Arucan, education; Rick Hammarstrom, art; Dr. Glenn Brown, health care; Jack Lewis, business; Scott Blevins, business; Bill Van Ryn, agriculture, Ken Hafer, special recognition ; and Tevani Liotard, community service.
Rose is being inducted at large.
The 25th annual induction ceremonies and dinner takes place on Saturday, May 20, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60. They are available through the Boys & Girls Club by calling 239-KIDS.
“Jerry’s biggest attribute is his huge heart and willingness to put others first,” said Mark Elliott, who nominated Rose. “The selfless acts described (for his) nomination describes a man that Lathrop is proud to have as a resident.”
Those selfless acts include:
uCollecting and delivering pastries from SaveMart stores in Lathrop and Manteca as well as the Weston Ranch Food 4 Less on a weekly basis and delivering them to the following programs: Men’s Recovery House, Family Ties, and the Wellness Center.
uTwice a month he delivers groceries to homeless shelters throughout San Joaquin County.
uCollecting, restoring and even purchasing recycled bicycles to provide transportation for young adults and children in the community.
uCollecting eyeglasses from area Wal-Marts and vision care providers to delivering them to organizations that recycle them for those that can’t afford them.
uCollecting pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.
uDonating a large raffle prize each year for the Lathrop Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society.
uDoing small gestures such as retrieving shopping carts and returning them to Lathrop businesses “because it is the right thing to do.”
Jones is active with the Lathrop Lions Club that he helped charter. He has been a Lathrop resident for more than 60 years.
The 1954 Manteca High graduate has served as an East Union High Band Booster and with the Lathrop Veterans Memorial effort
He retired in 2016 after 45 years as a truck driver. His last job from 1990 to 2016 was with Aartman Transport in Ripon.
He received the 2 Million Mile Drigving Safety Award in 2013 from Caltrans.
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