Presiliano “Pechie” Martinez Espinoza, age 78, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014 in Manteca. He was born to the late Saturnino and Soledad Espinoza in Guadalupe, California.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Connie Espinoza of Manteca. His children are, Angelica Nathan and husband Michael of Fremont, Presiliano Espinoza Jr. and wife Maria of Manteca, Greg Espinoza of Manteca and Peter Espinoza and wife Sylvia of Manteca. He was blessed with ten grandchildren; Daniel Espinoza, Julie Espinoza, Christian Espinoza, Savanah Espinoza, Natalia Nathan, Roman Nathan, Amelia Espinoza, Raphael Nathan, Peter Espinoza Jr. and Alex Epinoza.
Presiliano was a Manteca resident for over 50 years. He owned and operated his own trucking company for over 60 years. He believed in hard work and he always supported his family. Presiliano was a “jack of all trades” and had a strong work ethic. A faithful man of God, he and his wife guided his children with the same religious values. His family was everything to him. Presiliano enjoyed family time and often went hunting and fishing with his sons.
He enjoyed baking cakes for his loved ones on their birthdays. He was a big music and movie buff and collected the classics to current titles. Presiliano demonstrated to his children and family how to be a committed husband, father, grandfather and a true man of God. He will be greatly missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Espinoza family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at P.L. Fry and Son, 290 North Union Road, Manteca, from 4:00-5:00pm with a Rosary/Vigil immediately following at 5:00. Mass of Christian Catholic Burial will be on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19399 E. HWY 120, Ripon, CA. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. For condolences to the Espinoza family, please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, July 24, 2014