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Roberto Ariza-Moran
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Roberto Ariza-Moran, 68, died Saturday, Feb. 25 at UC Davis Medical Center due to his weak heart, extreme burns, and infection.

He was born in Chinantla, Puebla, Mexico. He resided in Mexico before coming to the United States as a bracero (farm worker). Several years later he chose to live in the United States.

Mr. Ariza-Moran maintained employment by working as a mechanic, selling firewood, metal, and fruit when not seasonally employed at the local cannery. He was an intelligent man illustrated through the machinery he created by welding. He will be missed.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Ana Delia Morfin; his children, Sylvia Ariza, Jairo Ariza, Maribel Ariza, Roberto Ariza Jr., Diana Ariza, Vanessa Ariza, and Jose Ariza.

A viewing and service were held March 1 at the Salas Bros Funeral Chapel, Modesto. Burial was at Ceres Memorial Park.

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

March 7, 2012