Born in Staunton, Va., Ray moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio as a young boy. From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Army, primarily in Europe and the Mediterranean. In 1945, after being discharged, Ray married Mildred Kivisto. In 1949, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea until 1952. After 38 years of service to the White Motor Company in Cleveland, he and Mildred retired to Hilmar. Ray had a passion for flying and was an accomplished pilot. He also built and flew his own airplane. Throughout his life, Ray enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making and electronics.
Our loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend Fred Aihiro Kajioka passed away on March 18 at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock due to respiratory failure.
Alberta M. Silva
Gerald Henry Merryman
Jay R. Ramer, Jr.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Loyazelle, and a brother Dick Hunt. He is survived by his wife Sue Hunt, 3 children: Cindy (Bryan) Blagg of Ceres, Sandra (Jim) Mitchell of Gainesville, Missouri, and Robert Jr. (Pamela) Hunt of Ceres, CA; 2 step children: Donna Haney and Kim Jacobson; 2 siblings: Marcia Westfall of Carlsbad, NM, and Zana Hicks of Jamestown, CA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lynette "Lynn" Ann Perry, age 69, passed away on July 6, 2015 at her home in Melba Idaho following a brief battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1946, she was one of five children born to Joe and Velma Santos in Turlock California. She grew up and went to school in Hilmar California where she graduated from Hilmar High School in 1964.
While no longer in our presence, Aida Comorosky, was ushered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Father's Day.
Our dearest Elaine went home to our Lord on Wednesday, July 1st after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her dearest friend and loyal companion, Ronald Davis. She leaves behind her son, John Ferrari, daughter, Jeannie Amaral, sisters, Gloria Ravetto and Roberta Parker, brother, Robert Dominick, uncle, Anthony Bondi, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...
John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.
Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...
Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.
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