April 30, 1943 - November 26, 2021
George Elias Contreras passed away on November 26th, 2021 at the age of 78, following a battle with Parkinson’s Disease and renal failure. George was born on April 30, 1943 to Gerardo and Dominga Contreras in Alamo, Texas. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force in 1962 where he honorably served, was a proud Vietnam veteran, and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1987 from Travis Air Force Base. He met his loving wife Carolina during his time at Travis where they were married for over 30 years until her untimely death in 2016. George was a lover of music, having played several instruments including the piano and guitar, and writing poems and songs in his free time. One would often find George playing piano to entertain strangers whenever the opportunity presented itself. He loved his birds and used to be known as the “bird man” as he would take evening walks with his birds before walking became difficult. George was one of kindest souls around, making friends easily and always making sure that everyone around him was taken care of, often before his own needs. George was predeceased by his parents, Gerardo and Dominga, wife Carolina and brother Jose Contreras. He is survived by his children Laneia Grindle (Jeff Greer) and Jeff Grindle (Lisa Grindle), granddaughter Keilani Greer, and siblings Emma Salinas, Sylvia Ramos, Manuel Contreras, Joel Contreras, Noe Contreras, Nora Montez, Diana Riley and several nieces and nephews and extended family. Services will be held at Holy Spirit Church 1070 N. Texas St. Fairfield, CA 94533 on January 7th 2022 at 1:30. Visitation will be the same day at Bryan-Braker 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, CA from 9 am to 1 pm.
George Elias Contreras passed away on November 26th, 2021 at the age of 78, following a battle with Parkinson’s Disease and renal failure. George was born on April 30, 1943 to Gerardo and Dominga Contreras in Alamo, Texas. After graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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