Albert V. Cardoza, 89, entered into rest on July 22, 2015 in Manteca, CA. He was born on March 30, 1926 in Escalon, CA.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Lucille Cardoza and his parents Manuel and Marie Cardoza.
Albert is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Beatrice, children; Albert “Chic” Cardoza (Beverly), John Leandro (Irene), Connie Hasket (Bill), Gloria Costa (Mike), Rosemarie Kleinert (Tom) and Robert Cardoza (June), siblings; Serafine Cardoza and Manuel Cardoza. In addition he was blessed by 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Albert grew up in Manteca, attending Manteca High School. After high school he proudly served his country by joining the United States Navy earning several commendations during WWII while on the USS Saginaw Bay. He was a lifetime farmer owning and operating the family farm “Cardoza’s Farm.” While working on the farm, Albert also made his career with the Ironworkers 118 where he retired as a Supervisor after 30 years of service. He was a devoted Catholic as he was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; proudly ringing the Mass bells every Sunday morning. He was a member of the VFW, and the Knights of Columbus; where he was dedicated in serving others wherever needed. Albert was also a member of the FESM where he was the head cook and self-proclaimed head socializer. He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and traveling. He was a well-respected man who had a nick-name for everyone he loved. His amazing work ethics were instilled in many family members and friends who were eager to learn from him. Albert will be remembered as a devoted family man who had a heart of gold. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Cardoza family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by rosary/vigil service at 7:00 p.m. held at P. L. Fry Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca.
Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 E. North St., Manteca. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to a charity of choice. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, July 23, 2015