Mr. Esquer was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Tucson, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Mary Esquer of Tracy; eight children, Guadalupe Luz Esquer Stinbrink, and her husband, William, of Tracy, Antonio Espinosa, Martin Angel Esquer, and his wife, Patricia, Jesse Ramirez and Virginia Flores, all of San Jose, and Lydia Esquer, Silvia Esquer and Joey Esquer, all of Pittsburg; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Amelia and Joe Esquer; and three siblings, Arturo Villa, Nash Esquer and Angie Zepeda.
Friday’s Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave, followed by a reception at noon at 2042 Superior Court. Burial with military honors will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 2600 S. Tracy Blvd., in the name of Manuel Esquer.
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