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John Mendosa Jr.
July 15, 1927-February 7, 2022
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John Mendosa, Jr., a lifetime resident of Manteca, passed away on February 7, 2022. He was born in Manteca on July 15, 1927, to the late Mary E. and John A. Mendosa, Sr.
   He was a graduate of Manteca High School. He joined the Navy during World War II, while in his junior in high school. After returning home, he entered Healds Business College in San Francisco to further his education, before returning back to Manteca to work in his father's clothing store Mendosa's Men's Wear, which his father started in 1916. John reconciled with the love of his life Eileen Webber, whom he had known in High School, and they were married in 1952. John purchased his father's store in 1957. He and Eileen worked together in the store, meting many wonderful customers and making many wonderful friends, until they closed the store in 1990.
   John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eileen, of 69 years, his parents, Mary E and John A. Mendosa Sr., as well as his brother Laurence Mendosa, his sisters. Genevieve Heastrup, Dorothy Reynolds, Lucille Harris, his son Steven Mendosa, and grandson Bryan Mendosa. He is survived by his dear family, children, William (Marlene), Jack and daughter Renee and sister Marie Shoemaker. He was also blessed with five grandsons, six great
grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
   John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. His passion for life included, first, his love for his family and his many wonderful friends and past customers. He loved Manteca High School Football, and loved watching his sons and grandsons participate in football games while in high school and college. He loved playing golf, 49er football, Giants baseball and the enjoyment of meeting his buddies every morning for coffee.
   P.L Fry & Son Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements and the burial service will be private. John's final resting place will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery. In loving memory, donations may be sent to Shriner's Children's Hospital, Manteca Historical Museum, or the charity of your choice.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Tuesday, February 22, 2022