Death Notices: Oct. 4 to 10
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Rogelio Catacutan, 62, a Tracy resident for 11 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, at his home. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at St Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., with a vigil at 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Alka Bhaturia, 58, of Mountain House, died Monday, Oct. 7, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, four years after she was diagnosed with stage-4 advanced ovarian cancer. Services will be private. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., is handling arrangements. Contributions in Mrs. Bhaturia’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Virginia Borges Martins, 90, a 60-year Tracy resident and longtime local farmer, who died Sunday, Oct. 6, at Hospice House of San Joaquin in Stockton. Wednesday’s Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., followed by a vigil at 7 p.m. Contributions in Mrs. Martins’ name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Josephine P. Castro, 89, a Banta School graduate and lifelong Tracy resident, died Sunday, Oct. 6, at Astoria Gardens care facility. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., with a vigil beginning at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Castro’s name may be sent to the St. Bernard’s building fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.

Dorothy Garcia, 89, a lifelong Tracy resident, died Friday, Oct. 4, at Tracy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Betty Arsenio, grandmother of Tracy resident Amy Serna-Weispfenning, died Friday, Oct. 4, at age 85 at a convalescent home in Riverbank. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Oakdale. Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Peter Yroz, 87, a former Tracy resident and rancher, died Oct. 3 in San Diego. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Contributions in Mr. Yroz’s name may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Beverly Jean “Bev” Casey, 76, a Tracy resident since 1957 who moved to Stockton 10 months ago, died Aug. 28. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Grace Church, 1330 N. Tracy Blvd. Burial will follow at a later date in the Seventh-day Adventist cemetery near Dinuba. Donations in Mrs. Casey’s name may be sent to Tracy Grace Church Building Fund, 1330 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, CA 95378.

• Death Notices briefly announces recent deaths of past and present Tracy residents, as well as people with local ties. Individual notices for people who lived or worked in Tracy or Mountain House, including photographs and lists of survivors, are published in the Tracy Press print edition and posted online each Friday as a courtesy to readers. This page is updated during the week as information is received. For information, call the Tracy Press copy desk at 835-3030 or email tpourtown@tracypress.com. Questions concerning paid obituaries should be directed to the retail advertising department at 830-4260.
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