Terry Stuva, of Lathrop, CA, passed away on September 11, 2011 at the age of 74. He was born in Grant Township, IA on August 8, 1937 to Harvey and Dorothy Stuva. Terry served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1958 and was a member of the VFW Post 1051 in Manteca. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing Liar’s Dice at the Fireside Inn.
Terry is survived by his wife, Letty Stuva; his special friend, Dave (Jan) Dull; his daughter, Terri Stuva and step-sons, Sean (Pam) Soto and Joey Soto, his grandchildren, Tara Mello, Katherine Cartwright, Elizabeth Stuva, Krysten Stuva, Lyric Soto, Trey Soto, and Max Soto; his 5 great-grandchildren and very special Amara; his brother Bud (Peggy) Stuva; and his sisters and brother-in-laws, Alice (Doug) Moody, Sandy (Manuel) Catario, and Manuel (Kathy) Villarreal. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Dorothy, and his sons, Kenny, Rickie, and David Stuva.
Per Terry's wishes, services will be private. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road in Manteca.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see…
If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today…
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you…and each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand…
That Jesus came and called my name and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready in heaven far above…And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, September 16, 2011