August 31, 1943 to September 21, 2015
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank Guinta Jr., entered into rest on September 21, 2015 in Manteca. He was born on August 31, 1943 to the late Frank and Hazel (Morisoli) Guinta. He is preceded in death by his beloved daughter Katharine Guinta Spence.
Mr. Guinta is survived by his loving family John (Michelle) Guinta, Audra (Dan) Coburn, Andrea (Christopher) Leik. He was blessed by seven grandchildren; Joey Guinta, Evan Guinta, Mikayla Coburn, Gabriella Coburn, Levi Coburn, Joshua Leik and Aaron Leik. In addition, Frank is survived by one brother Dave Macedo and Frank’s partner Vonnie Cope.
Frank was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses throughout his 51 year career in Manteca. He was best known for Chez Shari’s, Uncle Frank’s Grill and several fuel stations around Manteca, known as Frank’s One/stop Food Marts. He had a passion for all sports as he coached youth programs for over 30 years. Frank wasn’t just a wonderful dad to his four children; he was a wonderful second father to hundreds of children. He always saw the potential in each child he came in contact with; regardless of his or her circumstances. His tough exterior certainly didn’t match his soft heart for others. He taught family and friends alike, determination, persistence, loyalty and integrity.
His generosity never went unnoticed; as he was a pillar of the Manteca Community he never heisted to open his heart, home and businesses to any youth program that was in need of support.
Frank’s faith grew stronger over the years, praying daily and keeping God close to his heart. His love for his family was like no other; they were his rock as he was theirs. A great man, dad, grandfather, brother, coach and friend has left our lives but will never leave our hearts. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Guinta family. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at The Place of Refuge. A special ball signing will be held an hour prior to the service if there are any former players or coaches that would like to send their final condolences with a signature. The family is asking that everyone in attendance of the service to dress as Frank would; all black clothing and dark glasses.
An online guest book is available at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries). In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Frank Guinta Memorial Scholarship fund at the Bank of Stockton.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, September 26, 2015