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Ralph E. Donges
May 23, 1926-January 7, 2020
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Ralph E. Donges, 93, entered into rest on January 7, 2020, in Lodi, CA. He was born on May 23, 1926 in Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Donges and his three siblings, Chuck, Betty and Bill.
   Mr. Donges is survived by his wife of 69 years Mary and their three children, Rick Donges (Kathy), Paul Donges (JoAnn) and Paula Ramos. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Sean, Jessica (Thomas), Joshua and Gordon (Laura) and four great-grandchildren, Shanett, Lexi, Stella and Jonah and five great-great-
grandchildren, Colbie, Ady, Jarod, Avery and Harper.
   Ralph was an Army Air Force Veteran, proudly serving during WWII. He retired after 30 years as an Aircraft Mechanic working for Chevron. He was a member of St. Bedes in Hayward and St. Anthony’s in Manteca. He volunteered at Schafer Park School,  Hayward and St. Vicente De Paul Hayward. Ralph was a jack-of-all-trades, where he would tinker with just about anything he could get his hands on. He enjoyed reminiscing about the good ol’ days. He loved gardening, fishing, hunting and trips to the casinos. Ralph had an incredible personality. He was funny, loving, giving and kind. Above all, Ralph loved his family unconditionally. His days were full when spending quality time with the wife and all the grandchildren. Ralph will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
   P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Donges family. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3 p.m. followed by a rosary at 4 p.m. held at P.L. Fry and Son, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. Mass will be on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11a.m. held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St., Manteca, CA. Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11a.m. at Holy Sepulchre, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. An online tribute page is available for condolences to the family at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Thursday, January 9,  2020