Fred R. Guerrero, Sr.
Aug. 30, 1930 - Aug. 4, 2014
Fred R. Guerrero Sr. was born on Aug. 30,1930 and started his new journey on Aug. 4, 2014. He was a resident of Modesto for over 70 years after moving here from Ontario, Ca. He was a barber for 62 years. He owned many different barber shops in Modesto over the years and opened one of the first unisex barber/hair salons in the 80's on McHenry Ave. He was a musician. Fred was lead singer for Trio Capri, performing for 12 years at the Holiday Inn, Carmen's Restaurant, and for many Delta cruise boats. Fred was also an artist. His charcoal drawing of a family almond tree took 2nd place at the Stanislaus County Fair. Fred was one of the original Duke's and was known as "The Silver Fox." He cherished his family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. He and his wife Rosalee celebrated 60 years of marriage in June. Their life together included many adventures, vacations, and hanging out at Carmen's, their favorite watering hole in McHenry Village. Fred's charisma and sense of humor made him special to all who knew him. He served in the army during the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Anastacia Guerrero, brother Jess Guerrero, and his beloved Bugsy. He is survived by his wife Rosalee, son Fred Guerrero Jr. (Kathy) daughter Liz Dominguez (Benny). He is also survived by his grandkids; Manuel, Benny, Briana (David), Ricky, Vanessa, and great- grandkids Benny III, Elke, Ava and Lucette. Memorial services are private. A full military service will be held in Santa Nella, Ca.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Aug. 8, 2014