Allen E. Gainer Jr., better known as Skip, 69, passed away Jan. 1, 2021. He was born on Jan. 30, 1951 in Lancaster, Pa. He was the firstborn son of the late Allen E. Gainer Sr. and Mary Jane Gainer. Skip was raised in Pennsylvania and later moved to California, living in both southern and northern California areas before moving to Galt, where he lived for the past 30 years.
Skip was a Master Journeyman Mason and Union Representative with BAC#3 before retiring, as well as working with Mission Clay & Mission Rubber. He was also a vocational instructor with California Corrections in Susanville, Calif. Skip enjoyed hunting, camping, boating and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving Skip are his wife of 44 years, Patricia; son Patrick, daughter-in-law Kristina and son Shawn; granddaughters Meghan and Ash; grandson Samuel; mother Mary Jane; brothers Rick and Tom; four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and his two best buddies, dogs Clancy and Wicket.
Due to the COVID pandemic, there will not be any services, and a memorial will be planned at a later date. Ben Salas Funeral Home of Galt will be assisting with arrangements.