Jan 24, 1916 – Feb 12, 2012

ANTHONY “TONY” MANFREDI passed away on February 12, 2012 in Manteca, Ca after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. He was 96 years old.

The son of Italian immigrants, he was born in Pocatello, ID on January 24, 1916 and was raised in Wells, NV where he graduated from Wells High School. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad until his induction into the US Army Engineers in 1941. His unit was stationed on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. His division was assigned to protect the California Coast. On December 25 his division was loaded on troop ships and sent to Oahu, HI where he helped build runways and roads for our military.

When the war was over, he married Mary “Louise” Palmer in San Francisco and moved to Richmond where he worked as an accountant at Standard Oil (now Chevron Texaco Corp).

Tony retired after 32 years with Chevron; then Tony and Louise moved to their beloved South Lake Tahoe. The couple both worked at Harrah’s Club at various jobs for a few years after moving to South Shore.

Tony was preceded in death by his wife Mary “Louise;” his sisters Edna Fratini and Mary Lipparelli (both of Elko); cousins Angie Wright (Carson City) and Pete Isola (Sacramento) and Clara Everett (Las Vegas). He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Linda and Chuck Somma of Manteca, CA and his companion Louise Robinson (SLT).

Tony was an active member of the SIRs Branch 160 serving as “chaplain” and secretary. He was also a member of St Teresa’s Catholic Church. He spent many happy days at the SLT Senior Center where he made countless friends.

He loved the game of golf and rarely missed the middle of the fairway on his drives. He enjoyed bowling with the senior group. A lifelong learner, he enrolled in a creative writing class when he was 81 and left behind notebooks full of poetry, tributes and stories. He was inclined to make lists and keep track of everything. One of his many lists included the daily high and low temperatures and weather conditions at SLT from the day he moved there until he moved to Manteca.

Tony’s quiet and easy going demeanor was unforgettable. He always had a smile on his face; he was always the perfect gentleman. He will be missed by those who knew him.

To celebrate Tony’s life, spend time with a senior, take them bowling or golfing, cook them a meal or tell them a story.

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