William Richard Benzon Diaz

Diaz, William web picMay 28, 1930 ~ Aug 24, 2015

William Diaz, 85, of Oakdale, CA, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House with his family at his side. He was a native of San Jose, CA, living many years in Turlock.

William worked at Dole Pineapple for 24 years. He loved to race motorcycle and cars in his younger years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a longtime member of the Turlock Sportsman’s Club.

William was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mamie Benzon Diaz, and siblings Charles Jr, Irene Avila, Fred, Henry, Paul, Walt, and Virginia Hunter. He is survived by his sister Marie Maggi; daughters Sue, Janet (Norlyn), and Lenni (Steven); 5 grandchildren: Jennifer (Jeff), Dawn, Sonja, Katie, and Patrick; and 3 great-grandchildren: Chase, Brooke, and Victoria.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Monday, August 31st from 3 to 6 pm. Graveside Service with military honors will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 1st at 1:30 pm.

Memorial considerations may be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, c/o Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

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