Joseph Ned Monty
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June 18, 1916-Oct. 7, 2012
Resident of Aptos
"You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just Smile."
The Mass of the Resurrection will be on October 29 in Capitola for Joseph Monty who passed away peacefully on October 7, 2012 with his beloved family at his bedside. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he was 96 years old. Joe, as all affectionately knew him, served his country in the US Navy in 1935, and upon his completion of service in the Navy in 1939, enlisted in the US Coast Guard and served until 1945. He moved from Omaha to California in 1929, and was a long time resident of Santa Clara Valley where he worked as a self-employed plastering/building contractor for more than 25 years. He retired to Santa Cruz County to be near his family in 1994. He was a lifetime member of both International Order of Foresters (Past President), Sons of Italy and the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 227. Joe was also a member of the Marconi Civic Club, Elks Club, the Santa Clara County Sheriff Department Mounted Unit and a member of the Santa Clara County Sheriff Department where he served as a Deputy Reserve Officer. He was a long time member of St. Joseph's Catholic Community. He will be remembered by all that he came to know for his larger than life smile, his loving heart and indomitable spirit.
Joe is survived by his daughters and sons in-law; Jolene (Jack) Smith, and Marlene (Phil) Ingram all of Aptos, Sharleen (Bob) Hedgpeth of Scotts Valley; his grandchildren: Jacqueline, Joseph, Gino, Alissa, Nicholas, Shara and Todd, and 7 beloved great grandchildren. One of six children, Joe was preceded in death by four siblings and is survived by his sister, Jean Doyle of San Jose, along with numerous loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Violet Monty in 2004.
Mass will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Avenue in Capitola. He will be laid to rest beside his wife Violet in a private ceremony at Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara. Any kind acts of charity may be made in Joe's memory to St. Joseph's Catholic Community.
If you wish to light a candle and share your thoughts and prayers, please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Oct. 21, 2012