He died March 21 in Stockton at the age of 90.
Mr. Lopez was born May 18, 1922, in Tracy to Jose and Juana Lopez and graduated in 1941 from Tracy High School.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and earned a degree in engineering from University of the Pacific. He also studied law at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.
While living in Southern California in the 1980s, he designed and received a patent for a wave-activated electrical energy generator.
Mr. Lopez is survived by siblings Joseph Lopez, Tim Lopez, and his wife, Mona, Josephine Lopez and Susana Lopez, all of Tracy, Tom Lopez and his wife, Dolores, of Lockeford, Vincent Lopez, and his wife, Dolores, Martin Lopez and Louise Tomlin, all of Stockton, and Loretta Rodriguez of Escalon.
Preceding him in death were siblings Eulalio, Juan, Cecilio, William, Irene, Virginia and Jesse Lopez.
Graveside services with full military honors were conducted at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., handled arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.frymemorialchapel.com.
The family prefers contributions in Mr. Lopez’s memory to the Delta Humane Society, 4590 S. Highway 99 Frontage Road, Stockton, CA 95215.