Mr. Souza was born Jan. 1, 1928. He retired in 1990 after a 30-year career as a groundskeeper for Tracy Unified School District.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Ruby Souza of Turlock; six children, Glenna Halstead, and her husband, Chuck, Kenneth Souza, and his wife, Sandy, Marie Rehn, and her husband, Bob, Shirley Cain, and her husband, Kenneth, and Gary Dotson, and his wife, Denise, all of California, and Larry Souza, and his wife, Donna, of Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Glenna Bernice “Sally” Souza; his parents; and seven siblings.
Burial took place Thursday, July 11, in Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose. Arrangements were handled by Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway, in Turlock, and a guest book can be viewed online.