John Fontes Jr.

John Fontes Jr.


John Silvera Fontes Jr. of Gustine passed away Friday, Oct. 19, at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.

He was 91.

Mr. Fontes was a native and lifelong resident of Gustine.

He was a customer service manager at Avoset for 45 years.

Mr. Fontes was a parishioner at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, and belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Native Sons of the Golden West, Los Banos Golden Agers and Gustine Senior Citizens.

Mr. Fontes is survived by his sons, Jeff Fontes (Joanna) of Turlock and Michael Fontes (Lynne) of Washington state; a daughter, Michele West-Kidder (Glen) of Turlock; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Fontes.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine. Interment will follow in Hills Ferry Cemetery.

Hillview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.