Albert Chaves (1927 - 2018)

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Albert S. Chaves
Jan. 25, 1927 - Apr. 11, 2018
Albert S. Chaves passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side, on April 11, 2018. Albert was born on January 25, 1927 in Berkeley, CA to Frank and Emily Chaves. He was raised in Hopeton, CA on the family dairy and later worked on his own dairy. Albert was a member of many organizations, PFSA (Hopeton, Buhach, and Atwater) FESM (Manteca), Winton Grange #531, Atwater Senior Social Club and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. During his lifetime he never found a project too large or difficult to fix. If it could be fixed, he was the person to do it. He was a farmer, fabricator, welder, cannery maintenance worker, small business owner and dabbled in real estate.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Manual Chaves, sisters, Gladys Nunes, Dorothy Fontes, and stepson Donald Mesa.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years Rose Marie and brother Frank Chaves. Seven children Anna-lee (Mike) Chaves-Heenan, David (Laurie) Chaves,Candida Wurthmann, Bernadette (Robert) Hudson, Stephanie (Dave) Wedde, Kenneth Chaves, Samantha Chaves and step-children and Debbie (Richard) Downey and Kenneth Mesa. 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday April 19th at 1:00 PM at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel 1290 Winton Way Atwater, CA 95301.

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Published in Merced Sun Star on Apr. 17, 2018