Death Notices: July 4 to 11
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Emily Alves, 75, of Manteca, a former Tracy resident, died July 4 at Doctors Hospital in Manteca. Graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. July 19 at Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road, followed by a reception at Mount Oso Masonic Lodge, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements.

Walter R. Gorr, a survivor of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, died Monday, July 8, at Astoria Gardens. He was 95. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. July 17 at Mount Oso Masonic Lodge, 1601 N. Tracy Blvd. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements. Contributions in Mr. Gorr's name may be sent to the Stockton Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, 33 W. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Ray Ortega, 83, a lifelong Tracy resident who played professional baseball and served in Korea with the U.S. Army, died June 27 at Hospice House in Stockton. Mr. Ortega had worked with his brothers in local farming and farm labor contracting operations for many years. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Visitation will be observed beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, with a rosary at 7 p.m., at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions in Mr. Ortega’s name to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

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