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Charles Ray Sage
World War II veteran
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Charles Ray Sage, 84, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2009 in Manteca.

He was born on September 24, 1924 in Thayer, Kansas to John Clifford and Hazel Sage. He moved to California just prior to World War II. He was a paramedic during WWII and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a resident of Manteca over 56 years.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife Marie Sage, son Charles Sage Jr. and two brothers Eugene Sage and Vigil Truman Sage.

Charles leaves his beloved Delores Riley, his children Theresia Pinheiro, Patricia Myers, Adeline Teunissen and John Sage. In addition he was a proud grandfather to 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Patricia Sage.

Charles retired from Safeway Meat Processing Plant as a foreman. He enjoyed a challenging round of golf and was an avid bowler. He survived many adventurous RV outings with his family. Charles also enjoyed classic westerns of his era, which he could quote by heart.

Mr. Sage’s funeral arrangements are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. Visitation will be on Friday, April 10, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. also at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. Immediately following his service he will be given a full military graveside burial at Park View Cemetery.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, April 8, 2009