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James Santos

July 15, 1981 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old




James Daniel Santos, affectionately known as Jimmy, 42, of  Lathrop, California, formerly of San Jose, passed away on November 24, 2023. Born on July 15, 1981, in San Jose, California, he was a vibrant and vital presence in the lives of his family and friends.

A man of great energy and enthusiasm, Jimmy was forklift operator for Shoe Palace, playing a pivotal role in building the company from its infancy. His dedication and hard work over 15 years was instrumental in the company's success.

Jimmy's love of life extended beyond his work. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed the peaceful simplicity of the beach and the exhilarating rush of big toys like boats and ATVs. His knack for haggling and then flipping these items for profit was well-known, a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and zest for life.

Jimmy loved to bake yummy delights but also savoring them, with a particular fondness for ice cream. His love for food was only surpassed by his love for his family and friends. The life of any gathering, Jimmy was known for his big, loud personality, often accompanied by a music speaker, ready to turn any occasion into a celebration.

Jimmy was a devoted father who cherished spending time with his sons. He is survived by his wife, Rochelle, his mother, Nijen Santos, and his children, James Salvador Santos, Nathan Salvador Santos, Daniel Salvador Santos, and Isaac Santos. He also leaves behind his siblings, Nani Toka, Lani Colburn, Paul Santos, Nina Borja, Manuel Santos, and his twin brother, John Santos. He is preceded in death by his brother Kalani Santos and his father Bruce Wing.

Jimmy was baptized at the Celebration Center in Modesto, holding his faith dear to his heart. His faith, his love for his family, and his commitment to his work are the legacies he leaves behind.

Jimmy's passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His contagious laughter, generous spirit, and larger-than-life personality will be dearly missed, but his memories will continue to inspire and uplift all those fortunate to have known and loved him.


Celebration of life:

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December 8, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

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Celebration of Life
December 9, 2023

10:00 AM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

Video is available for this event


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