Anthony (Tony) G. Banuelos

About the Service

Memorial service on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at Village Chapel at 1825 Central Ave., Ceres with a reception to follow at Tuolumne River Lodge.

Anthony (Tony) G. Banuelos passed away Wednesday, March 29th in Turlock, CA with his loving family by his side. Tony was born in Modesto to Antonio and Lupe Banuelos and raised in Riverbank where he graduated with the first class to attend Riverbank High School for all four years.

Tony met the love of his life, Debra, in 2nd grade, became high school sweethearts and married in September of 1972. Tony was so proud of his family: daughters Kacey and Son-in-law Jaymes and Krista (Myron) and his true pride and joy, his grandchildren Kendall, Kenya and Byron. Tony’s first career was a hairdresser as Co-owner of The Men’s Room and owner of Anthony B’s.

In the early 90’s, Tony started his second career in the oil and petroleum industry. He thoroughly enjoyed his clients and customers. Tony had a strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and was always the first to lend a helping hand or to give advice. He coached Jr. High and High School Football as well as T-Ball. He was also the “Voice of the Bruins” for both football and basketball for many years. Tony was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January of 2016 and fought hard until the very end.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws. He leaves behind his beloved wife Debra, daughters, son in law, grandchildren, brothers Joe Arbizu, Bob (Debbie) Arbizu and Phil Banuelos; sisters Joyce (Mike) Jericoff, Georgia (Bob) Jacobsen, and Delia Rodriquez; brother-in-law Richard (Jill) Mott; sister-in-law Donna Catlett as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Tony will be deeply missed by many but forever loved by all who knew him.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, April 10 at 11:00am at Village Chapel Church 1825 Central Ave, Ceres with a reception to follow at Tuolumne River Lodge. Remembrances can be made to Covenant Care Hospice in Turlock.



  1. Debbie. I want to tell you how sorry I am about the loss of your dear sweetheart Tony. You were sweethearts for so long. I knew him since we were kids. My condolences to you and your sweet and precious children and grandchildren. May God bless you and be with you always.

  2. Tony u made my trip to the store when we were kids . always interesting ❤️❤️You will always hold a special place in my heart ❤️. RIP LOVE Berta Martinez Cross

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