Andrew Manuel Gavino

Andrew Manuel Gavino

November 9, 1939 – November 29, 2020

Andrew Manuel Gavino, 81, of Modesto, California passed away on November 29, 2020 as a result of complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  He was surrounded by his loving family at his current home in Newman, CA, as he drifted off to be with the Lord, our Savior.  He was born to Manuel and Guadalupe Gavino of Manteca, CA on November 9, 1939.  Andy attended schools in Ripon, CA, graduating from Ripon High School in 1958, where he was active in all sports, setting a number of records that took many years to be broken.

     Andy was truly a people person which was a great attribute in his many years of work in insurance sales for McVey Insurance in Modesto, CA.  He was a member of the Elks Club and the Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club.  His love of sports as a participant, a coach, and as a spectator was known to all that knew him.  He served as a mentor to many local athletes in his time as a coach of the Aztecas, a Mexican American League baseball team in Modesto.  This love of sports was shared with his family.  He managed to find an athletic field or a race track in every city that he visited from LA/SF/Louisville, KY/NY, NY/Fort Monmouth, NJ/Perth, Australia/Caracas, Venezuela/Dubai, UAE and so many more cities.

     Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Guadalupe Gavino, and his brother, Theodore Arellano of Kensett, AR.   He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Antoinette Gavino, of Newman, CA, and his four loving daughters; Teri Kramer (husband Joe) of Phoenix, AZ, Nina Brown (husband Dan) of Pflugerville, TX, Toni Parson (husband Harley) of Patterson, CA, and Lisa Dillon (husband Jerret) of Newman, CA.  He leaves 7 grandchildren and three great grandchildren along with three sisters and one brother; Lucy Tucker (deceased husband Stan) of Fresno, CA, Phyllis Fieber (husband Marc) of LaGrange, CA, Martha Gavino of Fresno, CA, and Lupe Gavino (wife Rebecca) of Modesto, CA.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11:00am at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, 1121 Main St., Newman, CA.

  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation – Help Speed A Parkinson’s Cure and/or Seva Hospice.

5 Comments

  • Maria / Theresa Michel December 10, 2020 1:55 am

    When i met your dad n mom we lived down the street from them at that time your mom was working at lStanislaus foods n your daddy was working two jobs the Insurance company and Montgomery wards so your mom needed a baby sitter so I helped your parents out , Andy was a funny guy always joking around,he loved sports I spent a lot of time with you all going to your grandparents house in Manteca I remember going to games with you all going to house party’s with your daddy and mama and dance’s at the California ball room your daddy was a very proud man I we’ll always remember him when ever I watch a ball game so all my love and my condolences to all of you my heart brakes for your mom and all you girls

  • Jacqueline Brown December 10, 2020 2:40 am

    It was a privilege meeting Andy (Papa) at the horse races. Papa was thoughtful, intelligent and full of grace. Travis (my husband and son of Dan and Nina Brown) had told me stories of how amazing of a man he was in so many capacities. He is a man that was truly loved and will be dearly missed. Nina Brown and family, our deepest condolences.

  • Sara Pérez Lozano December 10, 2020 2:58 pm

    Our old neighbors on Dora Street, fond memories of your dad being kind to us as kids and I just remember how tall he was. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss and he is in the Glory of God.

  • Sharon Haynes December 11, 2020 2:36 am

    Everyone that ever knew Andy liked him including myself and Rudy Berbena. He will be missed as so many of our loved ones are.

  • Manuel Andrew Cubillo December 20, 2020 6:34 am

    My nino had a major influence in my life, through out youth he always brought sports into my life. He supported and motivated me to give my all & play hard in all sport activities. I always looked forward as a kid to stay overnight to spend quality times with him & my nina. The memories, laughs, his stories will forever be with me. He as well named me “manuel andrew” now as a adult I see so much in myself as he was. Your presence in my life was very meaningful and memorable…now god has taken you to a better place, till I see you again….i love you nino

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