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Larry Randall Cardoza   February 12, 1951 - January 19, 2018

Larry Randall Cardoza  

Feb. 1951 – Jan. 2018

Larry Cardoza, 66, of Merced, CA, passed away unexpectedly on January 19, 2018 at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock.  He was born in Arkansas in 1951.

Larry served in the Navy, and worked in the lumber industry for over 40 years.

Larry loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Oakland A’s, barbecuing, playing the drums, and fishing trips to Melbourne, FL.  He enjoyed family building projects, and loved spending time with his family.  He had a great sense of humor, and loved his dog, Teddy.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joan Cardoza; children Jason (Shelley) Cardoza of Owasso, OK, John (Deb) Cardoza of Edmond, OK, Kim (Jeff) Doyle of Merced, CA, Bob (Erin) Wall of Fortuna, CA, and Trish (Chris) O’Quinn of Monroe, LA; brother Frank (Geralin) Cardoza of Winton, CA; grandchildren Damian (Jessica), Amy (Patrick), Jake, Shane, Caden, Abbey, Steven, MacKenzie, Korbin, and Kennedy; great grandchildren Layton and Baylen.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John & Birdie Cardoza.

Celebration of Life will be on Feb. 3, 2018 from 11am – 2pm at Atwater Community Center in Atwater, CA.

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  1. Roger and Dionne Hellenbart says

    We are saddened at the loss of our friend and mentor. Larry was a light in our lives and the world is a much dimmer place without him.

  2. Dennis Lingenfelter says

    I was saddened to hear that Larry had passed. He was truly one of a kind. His humor and antics will always be remembered by his friends, especially the Lingenfelter family. We still imitate him till this day. He will always be a part of our lives.
    So a Laarry, on behalf of all the Lingenfelter’s, Kenny Specs, Wow wee Joimes, B O Orr, Allen Leardini (alias ab&nw), and Allen Deeck, we hope you rest in peace my friend.

    Your friend Danus

  3. Loren Lingenfelter says

    My sincere condolences to Joan and Larry’s family. He will never be forgotten. Larry was one of my best friends at Winton Elementary and Atwater High School. We shared many laughs and good times together. Some of our best times were during our years in the Atwater Hi band. Larry loved life and he shared many moments, love and antics with the people that were around him. They live with me to this day.

    A great big seeeeliiiice in heaven, a Laarray and hopefully I will get to poke you again some day…..


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