John Peter Mondo
May 6, 1937-Feb. 8, 2014
Resident of Santa Cruz
John Mondo passed away on February 8, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was 76.
John was born in Santa Cruz on May 6, 1937, the son of Mario and Antonietta (Orecchia) Mondo. He grew up in Santa Cruz where he attended local schools and was a graduate of Santa Cruz High School. He later attended Hartnell Junior College. John served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for eight years. John was a life time resident of Santa Cruz. He owned and operated the Coors Beer Distributor with his brother, Herman for over 20 years. He also farmed on the north coast for many years.
He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge and the Marconi Club. John enjoyed life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He liked gardening and fishing especially in Truckee. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting and watching football.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nadia Mondo; son, Ron Mondo and his wife, Sandi and his daughter, Michelle Mondo. He is survived by four grandchildren; Anthony, Sophie, Mason and Nico and by three step granddaughters, Katie, Alyssa and Jilli. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Mondo on January 14, 2013 and his parents, Mario and Antonietta Mondo.
Services will be held at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA on Friday February 14, 2014 at 10:30 am. A visitation will be held at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel on Thursday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Entombment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, 2271 7th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com to light a candle or express your condolences to John's family.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation and thanks to Jackie Tucker and her staff from Care from the Heart Home Service and to all of the doctors and nurses for the loving and compassionate care they provided John during his illness.
In lieu of flowers contributions are preferred to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817, www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org. or to the
, for Lung Cancer Research, 945 S. Main St., Ste. 201, Salinas, CA 93901, www.cancer.org.
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Feb. 11, 2014