Death Notices: April 4 to 10
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Jimmy Kenneth Martin, 88, a Tracy resident since 2010, died Monday in Tracy. Private services are planned in Oklahoma. Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., is handling arrangements, and an online guest book can be signed at www.frymemorialchapel.com.

Mark Sidney Kerr, 56, of Tracy, a truck driver, died Monday. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Connolly & Taylor Chapel, 4000 Alhambra Ave., in Martinez. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2011 Arnold Industrial Way, in Concord. Visitation will be observed from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

Juan Moises “Johnny” Amezquita, 50, of Manteca, a Tracy native and guitarist who had performed with his bands at local events, died unexpectedly Friday evening in Manteca after a sudden illness. Services are this Friday, beginning with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. A rosary will recited at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a memorial service from noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Everett R. Shelton, 92, of Modesto, a former Tracy resident, died Friday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed before the service from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in Mr. Shelton’s name to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

Jose Escobar Mercado, 88, of Tracy, a forklift driver for Triple E Produce Co., died Friday at New Hope Post Acute Care center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., followed immediately by a vigil. Contributions in Mr. Mercado’s name may be sent to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.

Nancy L. Albano, a resident of Tracy for nearly 70 years, died April 3 at age 79. Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. May 9, followed by a celebration of Mrs. Albano’s life. Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., is handling arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.frymemorialchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Children’s Home Society, Attn: Development Department, 1300 W. Fourth St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Della Mae Dibley of Tracy died April 3. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, at the First United Methodist Church of Tracy, 1610 East St. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Tracy, 1610 East St., Tracy, CA 95376; to Shepherd’s Gate in Livermore, www.shepherdsgate.org/Donate; or to a breast cancer charity of the donor’s choice.

Daniel Potkonjak, a Tracy resident for more than 20 years, died of a heart attack at his home on March 24, his 61st birthday. Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., is handling arrangements.

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 tpourtown@tracypress.com. Questions concerning paid obituaries should be directed to the retail advertising department at 830-4260.

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