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Michael George Greninger
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 Michael, age 75, passed away at his home in Manteca, CA after a brief battle with cancer.  He leaves his caring, loving family, as well as his loyal, cherished friends, who were always there for him.  He also leaves his constant friend, partner, companion, sweetheart, and her equally caring family.
   Mike, the first of three children, was born in Watsonville, CA to his parents Daniel and Minnie.  He attended San Leandro and Oakland schools, working on various committees.  (Thank you, Doug for the info).  He was a normal kid, who enjoyed camping with his family, who developed life-long friendships, and who played a mean trumpet.
   As an adult, Mike was a welder by trade.
He was employed at Century 21 as a real estate agent, Physics International, and Lawrence Livermore Lab to name a few.
He even partnered in a gold mining company.
   Mike’s annual adventures took him to the wilderness of Alaska, to fish and hunt with his friends.  (You sure had some stories to tell, Don).  His bear stories were exciting, to say the least.  He also packed in to the Sierra every year with his buddies, to hunt that elusive deer.  Hawaii was another favorite destination.
Mike also held a pilot’s license, logging many miles.  He could hold his own on the links, and snow skiing was a passion.
   He was well-known for his culinary skills.  No one went hungry in Mike’s presence.  Those amazing meals will be missed.  Mike loved and spoiled his horse and pets.  They definitely knew life was complete in his care.
   Thank you to family and friends who visited Mike, and who messaged regularly.  That meant so much.  Thank you, also to the doctors and staff of KP at various locations, Doctors Medical Center Modesto, St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center Stockton, Optimal Hospice Care personnel, and Horizon Medical Equipment.
   Mike your stoicism was undeniable, until your last breath.  Those holes you left in my heart will heal, but our memories will never fade.
   Services are private.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Georgianna Patricia Furrer
September16, 1930-September 2, 2017

   “Georgie” passed away peacefully at her home in Manteca, California, on September 2, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family.
   She was born in Oakland on September 16, 1930 to Birdie Leichter House and Harvey Girvin House, the 6th of 8 children. She began working at the age of 12 as a line cook, and at 16 she started working for the Bank of California in San Francisco. The company wanted to send her to law school but she chose a different path.
   Georgie met the love of her life, Lt. John “Jack” Furrer, when she was 15-years-old and they married on August 28, 1949. Jack was in for the ride of his life with this feisty little spitfire who brought so much energy and joy to their 68 year marriage!  She embraced all of the roles in her life with an enthusiasm that was shared with those whose lives she touched. As a military wife she enjoyed all of the activities in the Officer’s Wives’ Club, jumping into organizing teas, dances, fashion shows, and parties. When she gave birth, she took delight in her new role and gave it her all. She made holidays, birthdays, and all of the special events in her daughter’s lives a celebration. She decorated her home for every holiday, big or small. Heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day, green cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day, and turned her home into a winter wonderland for Christmas! She was a Girl Scout leader, the cheerleader mom, a school volunteer, and an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on, not only for her daughters, but for many of their friends.
   Georgie had a knack for listening, and an interest in people that could turn a stranger into a friend with just a short conversation.  She impatiently waited to become a grandmother, and when her grandsons were born Georgie was elated! She was there for all of their special moments: their births, school plays, sports, musical concerts, homecomings, graduations, holidays, and a wedding.
   Georgie was not only passionate in her love for her family and friends, but for life in general. She discovered golf in her 30’s and enjoyed playing and organizing WPGA tournaments into her 80’s. She loved to cook, garden, travel, entertain, was clever and artistic. In more recent years, she volunteered at Doctor’s Hospital of Manteca and was a member of the Woodbridge Garden Club.
Her contagious laugh will be remembered by all who knew her. Georgie has too many nieces and nephews to mention by name but she loved them all and they will remember “Auntie Georgie” as the vivacious aunt who was the life of the party.
   She is loved and will be missed by those she leaves behind: her lifelong love, Jack her daughter Claudette Conklin, son-in-law, Michael Conklin, Mike’s daughters, Andrea and Deanna, her grandson, Chase, and his wife, Emily. Also missing Georgie is her daughter, Nannette Furrer, her grandson, Grey Janowski, her only surviving sibling, “Skip” Millard House, her niece, Sherry Loomis, plus hundreds of others whose lives were made brighter by this spirited, lively, firecracker! There is a radiant new star in heaven and the Lord has embraced a spunky new angel.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, September 8, 2017

Lucy K. Keith
January 16, 1933-September 2, 2017

   In loving memory of Lucy K. Keith, she was born in Katie, Texas on January 16, 1933 to James and Edna Barnes.  She passed in Manteca, CA on September 2, 2017.
   She is preceded in death by her husband Junior Keith and her son Dwayne Keith.
  She is survived by her daughters Rosina Egesdal (Lary), Linda Dice (David) son Dennis Keith.
   Services will be at Park View Cemetery and Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road, Manteca, CA
   Viewing Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1-4 p.m.  Service will be on Saturday, 9, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, September 8, 2017