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Laureano Soto
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Born July 4, 1925

Laureano Soto, 89, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family; his adored wife Lala Soto of Manteca, his children, George Soto (Christina) of Lathrop, Betty Pizano (Hector Sr.) of Stockton, Luz Juarez Soto of Lathrop, Hector Soto (Maria) of Manteca and Nancy Gementera (Robert) of Modesto as well as his 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In heaven Laureano joins his son Alfredo Soto and brother Longino Soto.

Born on July 4, 1925 in Labor Nuevo, Julimes, Chihuahua, Mexico, Laureano came to the United States at a young age to provide for his family. Along with brother Longino they worked caring for racing horses.  He worked hard to make a better life and eventually made home in Manteca with his young family. Working in as a laborer for many years, he taught his children to grow with morals and dignity. He was a faithful Catholic and a longtime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He looked forward to spending time with his family and never let a great song go by without dancing it out with one of his loving daughters. He loved his wife unconditionally and his manifest of love for her was endless. Laureano will be remembered as cherished husband an outstanding father and a beloved grandfather he will be greatly missed.    

P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Soto family. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca, California. Rosary/Mass will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca, California. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Escalon, California.   

Manteca (Calif.)

Monday, October 27, 2014