John Aldana LopezNovember 24, 1924 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 92)
John Aldana Lopez passed away on June 27, 2017 in Merced, CA at the age of 92.
Born on November 24, 1924 in La Union, Jalisco, Mexico to parents Jeronimo and Olaya Lopez.
He came with his parents to Merced when he was three years of age. He attended school in Merced and worked alongside his family raising tomatoes in the 1930’s and1940’s. Eventually, he would become a delivery route man working for Schroeder News Company and Merced Laundry.
He married Aurora Maldonado in Merced, CA on September 2, 1950 and they raised a family of three. John loved to garden, fish and hunt and was an avid San Francisco Giants fan.
Survived by his daughter, Linda Sanchez (Adrian) from Lancaster, CA, sons Robert Lopez from Los Banos, CA, Richard Lopez (Mary) from San Francisco, CA and one grandson Anthony Cody-Garibaldi (Delia) from Redondo Beach, CA. Also survived by his brother, Raymond Lopez from Merced, CA and many nieces and nephews.
A lover of dogs, his Pembroke Welsh Corgi “Frida” misses him terribly.
Preceded in death by his wife Aurora Lopez, his parents Jeronimo and Olaya Lopez, brothers Joe and Refugio Lopez and a sister Jeronima (Jerry) Testa.
The family would like to thank the marvelous care our father received from Dr. Dasaratha Vemireddy, Anberry Transitional Care Merced, Anberry Rehabilitation Atwater and Mercy Medical Center Merced. Much appreciation to our “angel” of a cousin Dr. Jeanette Lopez Ayala for always being there through his illness and making Dad feel safe and never alone.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Parish in Merced, CA with interment following at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the American Diabetes Association.