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Ralph Franco Contreras

September 14, 1938 January 29, 2011
Ralph Franco Contreras
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Obituary for Ralph Franco Contreras
Ralph Franco Contreras, 72, of Vacaville, CA passed away January 29th 2011 at home with family. He was born September 14th 1938 in Los Angeles, CA, the son of the late Edward and Gae Contreras/Jones.
Ralph served 20 years in the US Navy, followed by 13 years of civil service. He worked in shop 38 at Mare Island and at the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Highlights include: mechanic of ships and submarines, participant in nuclear test series, personal driver for an admiral in Hawaii, teacher at Mare Island and forklift operator. He retired in August 1991. In retirement, Ralph was a devoted father who enjoyed camping, fishing, and sporting events with his children. He was a dedicated S.F. Giants and S.D. Chargers fan.
Survivors include: son Anthony of Vacaville, daughter s Angelina of Sacramento, and Tina of Brunswick, Ohio, sisters (Bertha) Rae and Sarah, brother (Jay) Randall Jones. Pre-deceased by brother John Contreras and son Brian Peterson.
Memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday Feb. 11th 11:00AM at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Northbay Cancer Center, 1860 Pennsylvania Ave. Fairfield, CA 94533.
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