Victor Gully, age 79, entered into rest on June 25, 2014 with his family by his side in Manteca, California. He was born on September 16, 1934 to the late Francisco and Rose (Crivello) Gully. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Tony Gully and Joe Gully, and his sisters Josephine Butler and Virginia Montesano.
Victor is survived by his loving wife, Maria Gully; his children, Toni Marie Guillory and husband, Mark, Victor Gully and wife Shelley, Vince Gully and wife, Nina, all of Manteca, Richard Pinol and wife Beth of Virginia, and Daniel Pinol of Manteca. He was blessed with 16 grandchildren, Angela Guillory, Frank Guillory, Michael Guillory, Victor Gully, Melissa Gully, Dustin Sowanick, Sara McGee, Richard McGee, Dominic Gully, Jesse Gully, Jacob Gully, Stephanie Gully, Krysten Pinol, Martin Pinol, Richard Pinol and Michael Pinol; and five great grandchildren, Hailee Rose Gully, Owen Victor Gully, Jayden McGee, Savannah McGee and Elizabeth McGee. Victor also leaves behind his siblings, Lucille De Mario of San Jose, Mary Paradiso of Pleasanton, Jeanette Bueno of Pleasanton, Sam and Norma Jean Bologna of Manteca, and Tony Bologna of Manteca.
A Manteca native and 1953 graduate of Manteca High School, Victor had a long and varied career starting as a young boy picking fruits and vegetables in the Manteca area. He worked in the Bay Area as a mechanic for the railroad, spent 23 years employed by Johns Mansville in Stockton and was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America. Victor was owner/operator of V.G. Painting, was a professional handyman, tree pruner and gardener. Anything you needed, Victor was available to help you.
Victor served in the California National Guard and as an able bodied seaman in the Merchant Marine. He served aboard ten ships and circumnavigated the globe several times. Victor was a volunteer in numerous organizations. He served in the San Joaquin County Sheriff STARS program, the Manteca Senior Center, the Italian Catholic Federation, and the East Union Cemetery. Victor was active in the Manteca Historical Society where he was a board member and the “Tuesday Crew” leader, and was also worked with the Habitat for Humanity organization. Hard-working, inventive and able to fix anything, Victor’s life was based on service and a philosophy of kindness to others. He was well loved by all family and friends and will be greatly missed.
PL Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca is honored to be serving the family of Victor Gully. A Chapel service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00am at PL Fry & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Manteca Historical Society, P.O. Box 907, Manteca, CA 95336 or Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204. An online guestbook is available at www. plfryandson.com.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, July 3, 2014