Anthony "Tony" Randolph "Randy" Aragon, 61, of Lodi, California, passed away on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, at Lodi Memorial Hospital after a brief battle with lung cancer. Tony was born July 3rd, 1951, in La Junta, Colorado, to Antonio and Ophelia (Jeanne) Aragon. He graduated from La Junta High School in 1969. He served 4 years in the Air Force, stationed at Travis AFB in California. After being discharged from the Air Force, he attended San Francisco State University. After college he moved back to Denver to work for UPS as a driver; from there he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and Frontier Airlines. His job at Frontier Airlines took him to Detroit and eventually brought him to Stockton/Lodi. Shortly after coming to this area, he became employed at General Mills, Inc., where he worked for 26 years. He enjoyed cheering on the Denver Broncos, being with his family, and wine tasting and traveling with his loving wife. Tony is survived by his wife, Linda Aragon; son, Ryan Aragon (Alissa Aragon) of Modesto; two daughters, Jennifer Aragon of San Diego and Nina Aragon of San Francisco; two stepdaughters, Teresa Roy, of Cupertino and Blossem Burciaga of Turlock; eight grandchildren; father, Antonio Aragon (Sylvia Aragon) of San Antonio, TX; three brothers, Michael Aragon (Yolanda Aragon) of Stockton; Larry Aragon (Vicki Aragon) of La Junta, and Mario Aragon of Buckeye, AZ; three sisters, Pam (Tom) Beachem of Monticello, MN, Becky (Mike) Coffey of Goodyear, AZ, and Yvonne Aragon of La Junta. He will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne in 1987. Friends are invited to visit Thursday, December 13th, from 8am to 8pm at Lodi Funeral Home, 725 S. Fairmont Ave, Lodi, CA 94240. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 14th, at 10am, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi, 215 West Walnut Street. A reception will immediately follow. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the
. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com Lodi funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Dec. 11 to Dec. 18, 2012