Obituary of Peter A. Lomanto
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Peter was taken too soon from his family and the many friends he made over his lifetime. He passed at the at the age of 79 in Hollister, CA following a long battle with cardiac problems and more recently complications from pulmonary issues. He is survived by his beloved wife, Paula and loving daughters, Gina (Lomanto) Grant and Felicia (Lomanto) Costa, their spouses Ken Grant and Mark Costa, respectively; grandchildren Jessica Grant, Trista Costa and Brandon Costa; his sister, Carolyn Perry, niece, Lisa (Perry) Cavanes and nephew, Richard Perry, many great nieces and nephews and many, many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Dorothy Lomanto, brother-in-law Robert Perry, cousin Chris Intravia, his immediate aunts and uncles with the exception of his special aunt, Lucia ‘Babe’ Lomanto. Peter was a lifelong resident of Hollister attending Ausaymas and Sacred Heart Elementary Schools, and Bellarmine, Palma and SBJU (Hollister) High Schools. He proudly served in the California National Guard. His livelihood for over 50 years was in agricultural industries, predominately trucking and farming. He had a love of golf and bowling which he excelled at. He also enjoyed playing cards (Pedro) with his buddies along with fishing, cooking, BBQing and traveling. He was one of the original members of the Ridgemark Men’s Golf Club. As he enjoyed cooking and BBQing, he was a member of the local ‘Gourmet club’ and a member of the Ridgemark ‘A Team’ which raised thousands of dollars for Ridgemark Golf Club, local charities and the boys and girls golf teams of Hollister High through its annual dinner events. A celebration of his life is to be held on Friday, June 3rd at the Hollister Elks Lodge, 351 Astro Dr. (at the Hollister airport) from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. As a longtime member of this branch of the Elks, Peter will be honored with the 11th hour ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served following the ceremony at 12:00 p.m. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association and/or the American Cancer Society. A special thank you to Hollister’s first responders, the nurses of San Benito Home Health Care and the staff at Hazel Hawkins Hospital especially Emergency and ICU for their kindness and support throughout the many ordeals that we experienced over the last few months.