Gilbert A. Ceseña, Sr.

September 13, 1937 - June 12, 2019

Gilbert Cesena, 81, passed away June 12, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Stockton, graduating from St. Mary’s High School before joining the Air Force in 1955. After completing his 4 years in the Military he went to Barber College and ultimately began his 60 year career at Growers Styling Salon on Wilson Way. Gilbert could never bring himself to retire and was manning his barber chair and cutting hair up to a few days before he was hospitalized.

Gilbert is survived by his wife Gloria, whom he married in May of 1960, his five children; Rodney (Marsha), Gilbert Jr., Derek, Greg and Michelle (Aaron) Cordell. His two grandsons; Rodney Ceseña and Devin Cordell. His sister-in-law and brother-in-law Vivian and Gilbert Pimentel and sisters-in-laws; Delia Ceseña, Mary Ceseña and Gail Ceseña, and multiple nieces and nephews.

Gilbert was proceeded in death by his father and his mother, Arthur and Virginia and his four brothers, Salvador, Henry, Arthur and Ralph.


Please join us for a Celebration of Gilbert’s life on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, 1663 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA. followed by burial at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA, 95240.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Mary’s Dining Hall.

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Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Cesena family.