Antonio R. ‘Big Tony’ Banuelos, 84, died peacefully on Thursday, March 14 of a short illness with loved ones by his side.
He was born in Sonora, Ariz. He lived most of his life in Riverbank.
Mr. Banuelos retired as a shift foreman from Contadina Cannery. He was a caring and giving man who loved his trips to Lake Tahoe casinos.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie N. Banuelos; four children; nine stepchildren; first wife, Tomasa Ruic; one brother; five sisters; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregoria R. Banuelos and Mauro Vicuna; second wife, Lupe Ulloa Banuelos; and three children.
No services planned.
Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1320 Maze Blvd., Modesto, CA 95351.
The Riverbank (Calif.) News
March 27, 2013