Gerald S. Wilford, 76, of Patterson passed away Wednesday, January 8th at Emeritus at Heritage Place in Tracy.
Mr. Wilford was born in Orville, Ohio and was a resident of Patterson for one year. He previously resided in Manteca and Simi Valley. He was an air products and chemicals plant manager for 25 years and served in the US Navy and was stationed at the Crows Landing Naval Air Base in Crows Landing, CA. After his retirement he had a passion for farming.
Mr. Wilford is survived by his sons, Ron (Lisa) Wilford of Moorpark, CA, Tom (Mary) Wilford of Simi Valley, CA, and Tim (Angela) Wilford of Patterson, CA, brother, Tom Wilford of Great Falls, MT, sister, Sue Weckesser of Howard, OH, grandchildren, C.J. Wilford and Tessa Wilford.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene Wilford.
A graveside prayer service with Military Honors will be held on Monday, January 13th, at 1:00 p.m. at Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson,CA.
Donations may be made to The Alzheimers Association, 1600 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043.
Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, January 11, 2014