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John C. Fontes


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John C. Fontes Obituary

John C. Fontes passed away on January 5, 2018. John was born on May 18, 1930 to John C. and Maria Gloria Fontes in Fall River, MA.

John is survived by his companion and wife of over 30 years, Bertha H. Fontes; his daughters, Christine Rae Pearne of Riverside, CA and Cindy L. Hobbs of Florida; his granddaughter Jenny A. Kesterson of Riverside; his niece Barbara Cyr of CT; his stepdaughters, Debbie Faulk of Citrus Heights, Andrea and Doug Correa of Colusa; his stepgrandchildren, Paul Michael Arends of CO, Christy Correa of Chico, Jada and Matt Wysocki of Chico, Garret and Lisa Faulk of Tarzana, and Anthony and Christine Arends of TX.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Irene; father and mother; brother Manuel C. Fontes; sister Gloria Proulx; step son-in-law Michael Faulk and stepdaughter Jean Arends.

John joined the Marines in 1948 and discharged in 1950, decided to make the military a career and joined the Air Force in 1951. Retired as a SMSGT in 1975 at Beale Air Force base he then became a Real Estate Salesman and Broker, and retired in 1999 after 24 years.

John was active in many local activities, one of the fifteen original owners of the Twin City Cougars, Past Exalted Ruler of the Marysville Elks #783, Member of the Enterprise Masonic Lodge, Ben Ali Shriners, Central Shrine Club, Past President Big Sir and SHLM of both Branch 109 in Marysville and Branch 45 in Yuba City.

In lieu of flowers, John requests remembrances be sent to the , 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817 or .

A Celebration of life will be held January 25, 2018 at Marysville Elks Lodge, 920 D Street, Marysville, CA (adjacent to Ellis Lake) at 11:00 am.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23, 2018
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