Death Notices: Oct. 12 to 18
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• Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, for Thomas A. Benigno, 76, a longtime local farmer and steady figure in local politics, who died Oct. 10 in Tracy. Thursday’s service will be in the Reflection Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., in Hayward. An online guest book can be signed at

Rufus H. Hall, a longtime Tracy resident and H.J. Heinz Co. retiree, died Saturday, Oct. 13. All services will be private.

Charles Johnson Sr., 92, a World War II veteran and longtime Tracy resident who helped found Tracy Interfaith Ministries, died Friday, Oct. 12, at his home. A service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Good News Missionary Baptist Church, 77 W. First St. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, in San Bruno. Contributions in Mr. Johnson’s name may be sent to Tracy Interfaith Ministries, P.O. Box 404, Tracy, CA 95378.

Laura Holck McCutcheon, 100, died Monday, Oct. 15, at her Tracy home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1635 Chester Drive, and inurnment will be private in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements.

David Charles Payne, 72, a former Tracy Press and San Jose Mercury News reporter, died Monday, Oct. 15, at his home in Bluffton, S.C. Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, in South Carolina. The family prefers memorial contributions to the Grace Coastal Church building fund, 15 Williams Drive, Okatie, SC 29909.

Carmen H. Saldivar, a longtime Tracy resident, died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 16, after a long illness. She was 85. A celebration of her life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.

• 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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