Manuel Rodrigues Alvernaz Jr., 79, of Los Banos passed away Friday, April 24, at Vista Manor Nursing Center in San Jose.

He was a resident of Los Banos for many years.

Mr. Alvernaz was born in Gustine. He was a 1959 graduate of Gustine High, where he was active in FFA.

Mr. Alvernaz was a U.S. Army veteran.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching football. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Mr. Alvernaz is survived by a sister, Marge Nath of Sonora; his Godchild, Pam Severns of Fresno; two nephews, Pat Guaglianone of Washington and Dennis Guaglianone of Louisiana; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel R. Alvernaz Sr. and Margaret Alvernaz.

Due to current restrictions, services are private.

Hillview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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