SEPT. 1933 – NOV. 2018

The Modesto Bee - - News -

Joaquin Pi­mentel Men­donca Jr. known to most as “Jay” passed away this week. Born in Liv­ingston, CA in the fall of 1933, Jay was a proud Army Vet­eran where he worked as a heavy ve­hi­cle driver and achieved the rank of cor­po­ral. Af­ter his mil­i­tary ser­vice Jay worked at a can­nery where he be­came a su­per­vi­sor.

Jay was a very ar­tic­u­late, metic­u­lous man who loved col­lectable cars and won many awards through­out the years. He also en­joyed rid­ing his Har­ley Davidson mo­tor­cy­cles. Jay’s shiny black boots were his pride and joy, but most of all he loved his fam­ily and be­ing with them. He will be deeply, deeply missed.

Jay is sur­vived by his chil­dren Marla Stegell, Trina Miller, Car­rie Kir­sh­ner; sis­ter Elsie Straits; 7 grand­chil­dren, 6 great grand­chil­dren and 3 great-great grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews. Jay was pre­ceded in death by his chil­dren Deb­bie Peliter, Timmy Men­donca; his par­ents Joaquin and Mary Men­donca and his sis­ter Mary Car­doza.

A View­ing will be held Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. with the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Allen Mor­tu­ary. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, 2018 at Sa­cred Heart Catholic Church in Tur­lock. Do­na­tions in Jay’s name may be made to Sa­cred Heart Catholic School, Tur­lock. Please share your mem­o­ries at www.Al­lenMor­tu­ www.cvo­bit­u­ar­

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