Death Notices: Jan. 25 to 31
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Antone Paul “Tony” Fontana, 73, a 10-year member of Tracy Police Department Volunteers in Police Service, died Monday, Jan. 28, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. A celebration of his life will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by entombment in Tracy Mausoleum, 8842 W. Schulte Road. Contributions in Mr. Fontana’s name may be sent to Questa School, 685 N. Monte Bello St., Mountain House, CA 95391. A guest book is online at

• Former Tracy and Banta resident Winnie Lee McKnight, 87, of Knappa, Ore., died Jan. 24 in Seaside, Ore. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 in Willits Cemetery on Highway 20 in Mendocino. Arrangements will be handled by Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria, Ore.

• Lifelong Tracy resident Kelly Diane Mancebo, 52, died Jan. 23 at her Tracy home. Services will be private. Contributions in Ms. Mancebo’s name may be sent to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1039 N. Central Ave., Tracy, CA 95376 or 836-4415.

• Services were this week for George Anthony Bogetti, 82, a lifelong Tracy area resident, who died Jan. 23. Contributions in his name may be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

Cheryl Lee (Peterson) Charvo, 63, died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 21 at her home. A vigil and service took place Monday, Jan. 28, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by a celebration of life at the home of Christi and Troy Hardcastle home in Manteca.

Norma Tarkington, 76, a Tracy resident of 10 months, died Jan. 20 at Lodi Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1635 Chester Drive. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements. Contributions in Ms. Tarkington’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, San Joaquin-Calaveras Chapter, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Floy Jeanne Gustafson, 90, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, died Jan. 19 at her Tracy home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Lady Family Mortuary, 555 Fair Oaks Ave., in Arroyo Grande, and inurnment will take place in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon at a later date. Contributions in her name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Nicole Lucia Rivera-Dias, 27, died Jan. 19 in Modesto. Services took place Thursday, Jan. 31, in Modesto, followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Contributions to a trust fund for her children can be made at any Valley First Credit Union location, including the Tracy branch, 951 Central Ave. A guest book is online at

Madeleine Castro Nebendahl, a lifelong Tracy resident, died Jan. 9 at age 93. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Private burial will follow at a later date. Contributions in her name may be sent to St. Bernard’s Catholic School, 165 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376; or to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

• Death Notices is a column that briefly announces deaths of past and present Tracy residents, as well as people with local ties. Individual notices for people who have lived or worked in Tracy or Mountain House, including photographs and lists of survivors, are published in the Tracy Press print edition and posted to this website each Friday as a courtesy to readers. This column is updated throughout the week as information is received. For information, call the Tracy Press copy desk at 830-4280 or email Questions concerning paid obituaries should be directed to the retail advertising department at 830-4260.
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