Death Notices: March 21 to 27
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Sammie LaWanda Burdette, 89, of Sonora, a former longtime Tracy resident, died Monday at Casa Viejos Assisted Living in Jamestown. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Contributions in Mrs. Burdette’s name may be sent to Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California, 700 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA 95350,; or to Alzheimer’s Association Northern California and Northern Nevada, 1060 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043,

Tony James Machado, 93, of Tracy, died Saturday. DeYoung Memorial Chapel of Stockton, 601 N. California St., is handling arrangements. Contributions in Mr. Machado's name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin,

Marcella Mae (Jaminski) Bergmann, 93, of Tracy, died Friday. A celebration of her life will begin at noon April 4 at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. An online guest book can be viewed at

Carol Ann Bassett, 82, of Tracy, died Friday at her home. A celebration of Mrs. Bassett’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at North Kern Cemetery, 627 Austin St., in Delano. Contributions in her name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association,; or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association,

Nelson L. Costa, a longtime local dairyman, died Saturday at age 87. Visitation will be observed Monday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., and burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Contributions in Mr. Costa’s name may be sent to St. Bernard’s Building Fund or St. Bernard’s Ministry of Caring, 165 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA, 95376; or to Optimal Hospice Care, 1101 Sylvan Ave., Ste. B-10, Modesto, CA, 95350.

• Services will be Saturday for James Wojahn, 67, of Tracy, who died Jan. 27 at his home. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 27150 Wilkinson Way.

• Death Notices briefly announces recent deaths of past and present Tracy residents, as well as people with local ties. Individual notices for people who lived or worked in Tracy or Mountain House, including photographs and lists of survivors, are published in the Tracy Press print edition and posted online each Friday as a courtesy to readers. This page is updated throughout the week as information is received. For information, call the Tracy Press copy desk at 835-3030 or email Questions concerning paid obituaries should be directed to the retail advertising department at 830-4260. 

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