John Gatto


John A. Gatto was born in Fort Bragg on October 12, 1906 and lived almost his entire life in the Lathrop-Manteca area until he passed away on September 20, 1983.

He was referred to as Manteca's Mr. Bank of America" where he served in many capacities including vice president and manager of the local branch. He served 44 years with the bank.

In 1933, he served as a member of the original Manteca Trade Association. Among his civic service was the War Bond Committee, Manteca District Chamber of Commerce treasurer, Salvation Army treasurer, Manteca Planning Commission, Manteca Sportsmen Association, U.S. Small Businessman Administration, Manteca Recreation Commission chairman, and numerous other committees.