Michael Dojaquez, 58, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 29, 2014, in Hemet, Ca. He was born on March 29, 1956, in Chino, Ca. to Rosalie and Frank Dojaquez. He is survived by his mother and his 12 siblings: Sammy Munoz of Loomis; Gina Souza of Auburn; Irene Munoz of Stockton; Evie Perez of Perris; Paulette Black of DesMoines, Iowa; Jeannette Skarbo of Stockton; Yvonne Dojaquez of Manteca; Kathleen Mothershed of Tracy; Monica Melnikow of Isleton; Richelle White of Modesto; Nadean Mosley of Auburn; and Bernadine Dojaquez of Linden. He is preceded in death by and in heaven he joins his loving father, as well as his sister Peggy Dojaquez Lacher. Michael also leaves many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews that will miss their uncle dearly.
Michael was a longtime Manteca/Lathrop resident before moving to Auburn then to Hemet. He graduated from John McFall School in 1977 from their special education program. He became particularly involved with the Special Olympics, where he received many accolades for his bowling skills and track & field. As an adult, Michael enjoyed being a part of the Manteca CAPS program. Michael was a love bird, always admiring the beautiful ladies and sneaking in a friendly kiss. His love for music was like no other; passion was an understatement. Michael could give you the name of a song, artist and composer at the drop of a hat. He had more tapes, records and CDs in his library than most DJ’s out there. He was a train enthusiast; he was fascinated with their mechanism and his eyes glowed to see a caboose. A perfect day for Michael was listening to his favorite songs, eating a Hostess cupcake and drinking a Gatorade or a beer. He will be remembered for his innocent spirit, love of life and lighting up the world of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to service Michael’s family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at
3 p.m., at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Park View Cemetery alongside his father, privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manteca CAPS or Special Olympics. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com, search obituaries.
Manteca ( Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, September 6, 2014