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Jess Payan
November 18, 2018
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Jess Payan (1932-2018) passed November 18, 2018.   
   He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Cecilia Sanchez Payan.  He leaves a daughter, Ms. Jessica Payan; son, Dr. Tony Payan and two grandsons, Anthony and Gabriel Payan.  Surviving sisters are Lupe Sabala, Lydia Myas, Antonia and Maria Gonzales.
   Jess was a three sport All-American at Manteca High (1949).  Earned a full-scholarship to Santa Clara University where he played football and baseball.
Jess served his country as an officer during the Korean War.  He resided in both Marin County and Manteca. Jess was honored in the Manteca Hall of Fame as an athlete and educator.
His passion was family and the family he collected amongst his students and players.  He was a teacher and coach who was known to be a straight shooter, and brought out the best in those around him.  
   A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony’s Church, 505 E. North St., Manteca, Ca., Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

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