Alex DeLeon “Mr. Hollywood” entered into rest on August 14, 2012 in Manteca, CA. He was born on February 23, 1936 in Cameron, Texas. Alex is also preceded in death by his parents Joe and Eloisa DeLeon, his siblings; Lucy Escalante, Mary Villanueva, Bonifacio DeLeon, and Toby DeLeon Sr. Alex survived by his beloved siblings Abram DeLeon, Toni DeLeon Castro, Amelia Cox, Jackie DeLeon, Leacha Alexander, Gonzalo DeLeon, and Connie Denman. In addition Alex leaves his two honorary daughters (which were his nieces) Charlena May & Mary May as well as many many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Alex was known to many as Mr. Hollywood. He was a resident of Manteca for over 60 years. He lived a happy life. He loved country music especially KAT country radio, old western movies, and family gatherings. He loved the simple life particularly holidays; especially the 4th of July or as he called it “fire-cracker day.” He loved to see children laugh and smile. He had a wonderful personality as his smile would always light up the room. He was a proud supporter of his country and he always stood up for his nation. He was a self pro-claimed “last American cowboy.” He was very proud to be an uncle to his many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was especially proud to be a brother to his 11 siblings and was grateful of his sister Toni who took extra special care of him for many years. Alex will be remembered for his sweet spirit, his zest for life and his loving attitude towards others.
The DeLeon family would like to send a very special “Thank You” to St. Joseph’s Home Health Care and Becky Roiland his home health care nurse that took extra special care of Alex for the past 8 years. “Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.”
P.L. Fry & Son is honored to serving the DeLeon family. A visitation will be held on Monday August 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., followed by a rosary at 6:00 p.m. both held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Rd. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St., Manteca. He will be laid to rest with his beloved parents at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Escalon, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Disabled Veterans, 1301 Clay St., Rm 1110, North Oakland, CA 94612. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, August 18, 2012