Mr. Pimentel, known as “Ernie,” was baptized at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, attended Tracy High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked 32 years as a communications technician for Pacific Bell and was a reserve firefighter for Tracy Fire Department for many years. In retirement, he designed phone systems for the San Joaquin County Fair.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Sylvia Pimentel; four sons, Ernest Pimentel III, Jorge Pimentel, and his wife, Ivania, Paul Pimentel, and his wife, Jacque, and Mario Pimentel, and his wife, Jennifer; his mother, Delores Pimentel; two brothers, David Pimentel, and his wife, Dolores, and Robert Pimentel; 11 grandchildren, with a 12th grandchild expected in December; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his father, Ernest Pimentel Sr.
A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at P.L. Fry & Son, 290 N. Union Road, in Manteca. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. An online guest book is available at www.plfryandson.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Pimentel’s name may be sent to Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org), 1275 K St. NW, Ste. 250, Washington, DC 20005.
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