Manuel Paul Diaz
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July 18, 1924 - December 21, 2013
Manuel was born July 18, 1924 in Los Angeles, Ca to Aurelio Diaz and Frances Felix Diaz. He passed away on December 21, 2013 in Hughson, Ca. Manuel served 20 years in the United States Navy. He survived the Battle of Leyte Gulf as a member of U.S. Navy task force, Taffy 3 on the U.S.S Kalinin Bay, the ship took 19 hits from the Japanese Navy's battle ships, cruisers, destroyers and kamikaze planes After retiring from the Navy he loved camping, fishing, Hawaii and traveling the United States.He is survived by his wife of 64 years Dorothy Diaz, daughter Carolyn Diaz, step son Jimmy Smith, grand children Elisa and Douglas Diaz, half-brothers Michael and Paul Guttierrez.
Services will be held at Turlock Memorial Park, 425 N. Soderquist Rd on January 3, 2014 at 2 pm.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Dec. 28, 2013