Michael A. Balesteri, 71 of Turlock passed away at his home on January 13, 2017. He was born and raised in Monterey County and has resided in Turlock the past 26 years.
He served in the US Navy as a member of the Sea Bees. He served 32 years with the California Department of Forestry, retiring as battalion chief.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Salvator and Rosalie Balesteri and his brother Salvator Balesteri.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Balesteri, his daughter, Deana (Danny) Hicks, and grandchildren Jessica Hicks and Anthony Hicks. He is also survived his sister, Josephine Humes and brother, Patrick Balesteri.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00pm at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.