By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
William Cabral
June 22, 2016
William Cabral bw

Entered into rest on June 22, 2016, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of 63 years of Miriam Cabral. Loving father of Don (Toni) Cabral, Sara (Marty) Mathis, Melanie (Rocky) Christeson and Robin (Michael) McGurl. Cherished Grandfather of Grant Cabral, Allison and Adam Mathis and Chad, Rock, and Brooke Christeson.
   Bill was born in Oakland, California to William and Anna Cabral and then moved to Escalon at the age of 12.  As a young man, he loved playing sports and had a passion for cars. In high school, he met the love of his life, Miriam Johnson and that was where their love story began. They were married April 14, 1953, while he was serving in the army and went to Korea. Returning from the war, he and Miriam made their first home in Escalon. He began his 63 year career in the auto industry at Mike’s Manteca Ford, which in 1957 led to his own business Western Motors now known as Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
   Bill and Miriam have enjoyed a rich life, they loved traveling, cheering for the 49er’s and the Giants, collecting antiques, and working in their beautiful yard. Countless memories were made at their house in Lake Tahoe with family and friends. He adored his family and his family adored him, he was admired by all.
Our husband, father, grandfather and friend is now “at home”.  Goodbye with our love.
   The service for Bill will be at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Manteca at
11:00 a.m. on June 30, 2016 525 E. North St., Manteca, CA.
   If you wish, in place of flowers, donations may be sent to:  Give Every Child a Chance (, 322 Sun West Place
Manteca, CA 95337 or The Animal Protection League (, PO Box 691912, Stockton, CA 95269-1912 or to the charity of your choice. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at (search obituaries).

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, June 25, 2016