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Thomas C. Correa
Former Manteca resident
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Thomas C. Correa of Moreno Valley, California passed away unexpectedly on February 13, at the age of 60. Born on March 3, 1949 in Stockton, the son of James and Lorene (Souza) Correa, he was raised in Manteca and eventually resided in various cities throughout California in addition to five years spent in Wurzburg, Germany.

He leaves his wife of 25 years, Irene Correa of  Moreno Valley, California; his son, Andrew Correa of Cambridge, Massachusetts; his son, Julian Correa of Berkeley; his mother, Lorene Correa of Manteca; his brother, Dennis (Cheryl) Correa of Tahoe City; his brother, Joseph (Chelley) Correa of Anchorage, Alaska; his sister, Jeanne Correa of Manteca; three nephews, Matthew (Sarah) Correa of Kings Beach, Vincent (Kara) Correa of Irvine, and Samuel Correa of Tucson, Arizona; two nieces, Sarah (John) Holster and Hillary Correa of Tahoe City; three great nieces; and many close friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, James C. Correa.

Thomas graduated from Manteca High School in 1967; he attended California State University, Long Beach, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He met his future wife, Irene, in Wurzburg, Germany while employed overseas as a civil servant and married in the spring of 1984.

Thomas’ professional career spanned over 35 years, providing engineering services as a civil servant for the US Government. He will be remembered as a reserved man who loved his family unconditionally.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial celebration of Thomas’ life at noon on Saturday, March 13, at the home of his mother, Lorene Correa. Mr. Correa’s arrangements are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca.

An online guest book is available for special messages to the family at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, March 10, 2010