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Donald William Breitenbucher
September 9, 1937-April 18, 2020
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A devoted and loving husband, father, papa and great-grandfather, Donald William Breitenbucher passed away at home on Saturday, April 18, surrounded by his family.  He was born September 9, 1937 in Sacramento, California to parents Oscar and Edna Breitenbucher and was a lifetime Manteca resident.
   After graduating from Manteca High School in 1955, he studied architecture at San Jose State University where he was to meet his future bride, Sandra Cameron.  After graduation, the young  couple married and upon returning to Manteca, Donald rejoined working with his father, eventually taking over the family business of  Joaquin Tire Service, located on Moffat Boulevard.  During the ensuing years, Donald was active in Masons, Lions Club and was on the board for the start of the Manteca Cowboys youth football in 1975.  At home he enjoyed playing the piano, crossword puzzles, sports, gardening and socializing with a wide range of friends and family.
   In retirement, Donald continued to pursue his passion of golf locally at Spring Creek Golf Club, as well as abroad.  Of particular importance to him was a golfing trip to Scotland with his father-in-law Donald Cameron and brother-in-law Dave Cameron.  Sandra and Donald enjoyed traveling together wherever golf would lead them.
   Grieving Donald's passing is his wife of 59 years, Sandra and their son David Breitenbucher and daughter Lynn Garcia (Miguel).  He leaves behind his sister Marilyn Snelling (Milton), grandchildren Billy Scace, Christopher Breitenbucher (Chelsea), Johnny Cardoza (LeeAnne), Jacob Cardoza (Elizabeth), Kenji Breitenbucher, Michael Garcia, Marcus Garcia, great-granddaughter Jurnee Jones and great-grandson Jack Cardoza, devoted in-laws, loving nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
   A private interment, arranged by P.L. Fry will be held Friday at Ripon Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Manteca Historical Society located at 600 W. Yosemite Ave.  Mail in donations to P.O. Box 907, Manteca, CA 95336.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Thursday, April 23, 2020