James Roy Gannon
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A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday for James Roy “Jim” Gannon, 75, a Tracy resident since 1969, who died Monday.

Born July 7, 1938, in Burlington, Vt., Mr. Gannon moved to California in 1952, graduated from Culver City High School in 1956 and joined the Navy. He served on the USS Cowell destroyer and earned the China Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal before his honorable discharge in 1959.

After moving to Tracy, he worked for G.E. Cable for several years. He was hired by Bank of America in 1975 as a project manager and retired in 1998.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Annette Gannon of Tracy; three sons, Todd Gannon of Manteca, Doug Gannon, and his wife, Robin, of Ripon and Steve Gannon, and his wife, Rhonda, of Manteca; a daughter, Brenda Roberts, and her husband, Jeff, of Wisconsin; three siblings, Joe Gannon of West Covina and Kay Gannon and Jean Bright, both of Richmond, Vt.; and seven grandchildren.

Parents Gladys and Joe Gannon preceded him in death.

Wednesday’s Mass will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. A guest book is available online at www.frymemorialchapel.com.

Contributions in Mr. Gannon’s name may be sent to the St. Bernard’s Building Fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.

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