Lyle Church, 85, entered to rest on January 5, 2017 in Manteca. He was born on February 7, 1931 in Sunnyside, WA to the late Walter and Anna Church.
Lyle is preceded in death by his parents, his adored first wife of 47 ½ years Patricia Ann Church and siblings Ralph, Dale, Bobby, Clarence Church and Iris Murphy.
Lyle leaves behind his loving wife of 11 ½ years, Nancy Church of Manteca, his children, Gary Church (Kim) of San Jose, Kathy Rygiel of Half Moon Bay, Leslie Church (Tonya) of Novato, John Church (Sandra) of Hayward, Maureen Giannini (Robert) of Tracy, Mary Kepic (Glen) of Millbrae, Dorothy Aeschliman of Elk Grove, his foster son William Morrissey of WY, three step children, Jim Hutton (Debbie) of UT, John Hutton (Laurie) of Modesto and Ron Hutton (Art) of Monterey. In addition, Lyle was blessed with 16 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great step grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers, Eldon (Pam) and Leslie (Inez) Church.
Lyle was a Manteca resident, but called Half Moon Bay home. A retired Daly City Battalion Chief of 29 years and a Navy Veteran (Korean War), Lyle’s dedication never went unnoticed. He worked extremely hard and in retirement built his dream home in Half Moon Bay. He loved the outdoors and living in Half Moon Bay, he was able to experience the sea breeze and his love of horses. He made it his own tradition of riding his horse in the 4th of July parade and every Christmas, he saddled his horse and roam this hills of Half Moon Bay for the perfect Christmas tree. A cowboy at heart Lyle was a true protector. He cared for his family and made sure that all their needs where met. After the passing of his first wife, Lyle made his home in Manteca with wife Nancy and she would describe him as the sweetest man she ever met. Lyle will be remembered as a wonderful husband, amazing father and a special grandpa. He will be truly missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Church family. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary immediately following, all held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca, CA. He will be laid to rest privately at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, at a later date. For condolences to the family or maps to service locations please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituaries.
We would like to extend our gratitude for the kindness and care Dad received from the staff at Prestige Senior Living and Memory Care and VITAS Healthcare (Hospice). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to VITAS Healthcare (Hospice), 16956 Harlan Rd., # 2F, Lathrop, CA 95330
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, January 13, 2017