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Alfred "Fred" Vierra, Jr.
Alfred "Fred" C. Vierra, Jr. 81, of Salinas, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. He was born September 21, 1931 in Oakland, CA.
He was a member of St. Theodore Church in Gonzales (former Alter boy), American Legion Post #81, Salinas Elks Lodge #614, SIRS, Masonic Lodge, Marine Corps League, Society of American Foresters and Gonzales Rotary Club.
Alfred graduated from Gonzales High School, and attended Hartnell College. He served in the Marine Corp.
He was a South County Business Man. Served on Gonzales Planning Commission, and Monterey County Grand Jury. Started the Annual Gonzales 4th of July Celebration, pass Chairperson for Gonzales Centennial Celebration, pass President of the Gonzales Booster Club, Gonzales Volunteer Fire Dept. and Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, and while in business in Soledad he was pass President of the Soledad Chamber of Commerce and Soledad Rotary Club.
Alfred loved to travel, fish, cook and spend time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred C. & Helen Vierra.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane Vierra of Salinas, children, Cindy Vierra of Salinas, Jeff (Cari) Vierra of Salinas, Annette Vierra of Salinas, sister, Violet Bernard of Salinas, granddaughter, Rachel Vierra of Salinas and grandson, Jake Vierra of Salinas.
Vigil service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:00a.m. at St. Theodore's Church, 116 S. Beldon St. Gonzales, CA 93926.
Donations can be made to
, 21 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite B, Monterey, CA . 93940, or donor's favorite charity.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.
Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on June 25, 2013
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Salinas, CA 93901