Death Notices: July 25 through 31
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Elizabeth “Liz” Cervantes Baker, 63, died Sunday, July 27. A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave.

Ronald Eugene Rines Sr., 56, a longtime Tracy resident, died Friday, July 25, in Tracy. Services will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave.

William “Bill” Aceves, 86, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retiree and father of longtime Tracy resident Susan Aceves, died Friday, July 25, at his home in Livermore after a stroke. Visitation will be observed from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., in Livermore. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, also at the mortuary.

Fran Hicks Harper, 67, a former Tracy resident, died July 24 in Texas. A memorial will be planned in Tracy at a later date. Condolences may be sent to

Vivian Marie Hoover-Myers-Shaffer, 93, a longtime Tracy resident who retired from H.J. Heinz Co., died July 24 in Ripon. Visitation will be observed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the mortuary, followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road, and a reception at Chez Shari, 305 N. Union Road, in Manteca. Memorial contributions may be sent to Bethany Home, 930 W. Main St., Ripon, CA 95366; to the American Heart Association,; or to the Hospice of San Joaquin Butterfly Auxiliary, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Nelda M. Rinaldo, 93, a resident of Tracy for 33 years, died July 19 at her home. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will be private. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements. Contributions in Mrs. Rinaldo’s name may be sent to AseraCare Hospice (, 2529 W. March Lane, No. 101, Stockton, CA 95207; or to American Cancer Society (, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Edith Claire Harding, a former longtime Tracy resident, died June 3 in Nashville, Ind. Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Family and friends are invited to a gathering in her honor after the service at 28100 Blossom Lane.

• 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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