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Anthony Ferreira Tony Deniz

Anthony Ferreira ‘Tony’ Deniz, 64, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11 with his family and friends by his side.

He was a resident of Oakdale. He was born in Manteca to Frank and Esparanca Deniz. He attended local schools and was in the dairy and farming business all of his life.

In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in his garden. He was very crafty with his hands – give him a hammer, nails and a saw, no blueprint needed, and a project was born.

Mr. Deniz was a loving man, friend, father, and Pops to all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving companion, Kathy Mangante of Knights Ferry; his children, Antoinette (Greg) Pires of Modesto, Angella (Bill) Faris of Georgetown, Texas, Alicia (Matt) Terry of San Ramon, Anthony (Becky) Deniz, Andrew Deniz, Albert (Dora) Deniz, all of Oakdale; Kathy’s children, Marci (Al) Bairos of Modesto, Troy (Brandy) Mangante of Oakdale; brother, Frank (Lucille) Deniz of Oakdale; sisters, Frances Nelson, Rosie Fleeman, both of Modesto; and 15 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel with burial following at Knights Ferry Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at the Knights Ferry Community Club.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.