Death Notices: Feb. 20 to 27
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William M. Clark, 69, died Sunday at his Tracy home. A celebration of his life will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Graveside services will follow at 9 a.m. Wednesday in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, in Gustine. An online guest book can be viewed and signed at www.frymemorialchapel.com.

Joel Patrick Early, 63, a Tracy resident since 1999, died Sunday in Stockton. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Contributions in Mr. Early’s name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95207.

Michael "Mike" Gwerder, 76, a lifelong Tracy resident, died Thursday in Hughson at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. March 7 in the chapel at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Contributions in Mr. Gwerder's name may be sent to American Lung Association of California, 424 Pendleton Way, Oakland, CA, 94621.

Sergio J. Figuracion Sr., 89, a 23-year Tracy resident, died Feb. 19 at his home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Visitation will be observed from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., followed immediately by recital of a rosary. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Contributions in Mr. Figuracion's name may be sent to the St. Bernard's Catholic Church Building Fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.

Jose Ricardo Navarro Melendez, 69, an 11-year Tracy resident, died Feb. 19 in Tracy. Visitation was observed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., and a memorial celebration will begin at 4 p.m.

Graciela M. Villanueva, 62, a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, died Feb. 16 at her Tracy home. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. March 7 in the chapel of Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will be private.

Anthony Ramirez Jr., 63, a Tracy native who moved to Apple Valley in 1992, died Feb. 15 in Ontario. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Visitation will be observed beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

• 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 throughout 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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