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Jorgensen, Arthur William - Santa Cruz  
Arthur William Jorgensen February 20, 1925 - March 19, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz Arthur W. Jorgensen passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 90. Arthur was born in Modesto, California. While growing up, Art had many duties, from hand milking the cows to working in the peach orchards for 25 cents an hour. Art graduated from Ceres High School in 1942. On June 7th 1942, the day after graduating, he joined the Navy. Art served on P.T. 194 as part of Squadron 12, and later was assigned to the USS Storm King A.P. 171, where Art was the lead baker. Art was involved in the battles of Luzon, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Angaur, and Leyte. In March of 1946 he completed his military obligation and moved to Santa Cruz to be close to his family that had moved here in 1945. Art found himself employed at the Pacific Lime Stone Quarry, Leask Department Store and Stokley Cannery where he met the love of his life, Margaret Boles. Art followed Margaret back to her home town of Kansas City, Missouri and they were married April 4th 1948. Art and Margaret enjoyed 63 years of marriage until Margaret's passing in 2011. Art and Margaret were blessed with two children, Bob & Carol. For thirty years Art was part of the work force at Santa Cruz Lumber. Upon retiring he and Margaret moved to Lucerne in Lake County, Ca. where they, side by side, built their own home and lived for the next 20 years. Over the years Art built 4 houses from the ground up for his family to live in. Art's expertise covered all aspects of building including plumbing, electrical, foundation, cabinet making, etc. Art enjoyed many hobbies, from fishing, woodworking, oil painting, wood carving and of course flying. Art built his own airplane from a kit in his garage while living in Lucerne. Later the airplane was used as a sales model for the Avid Flyer kit and was seen at air shows all around the U.S. When not flying in his own plane Art was an avid builder and flyer of RC airplanes. Art learned to fly in 1946 at the Capitola Airport and enjoyed many years of flying. In 2002 Art and Margaret moved to Sorrento Oaks MHP. They enjoyed getting to know, and being friends with all the wonderful people that lived there. The family would like to extend many thanks to the wonderful staff of Paradise Villa, where Art has lived for the past year and a half. Art Jorgensen is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Annie Jorgensen of Santa Cruz, his daughter and son-in-law Carol and Brad Bird, of Redding, Ca., four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Marjorie Olsen of Meridian, Idaho. Arthur will be laid to rest privately with military honors. Any acts of charity can be made in his memory to Hospice of Santa Cruz.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 27, 2015

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Baldwin, LaMar - Capitola  
LaMar Baldwin Feb. 22, 1946 - March 18, 2015 Capitola LaMar passed away Wednesday March 18, 2015 aged 69 in Capitola, after a valiant struggle with health issues. He was the son of the late Clark T. and Julia M. Baldwin of San Jose. LaMar graduated from Andrew Hill High School, where he excelled in baseball and basketball, playing on the varsity teams. He majored in English at San Jose State University. LaMar leaves his brothers, Clark G. Baldwin of Santa Cruz, Justice Richard C. Baldwin of the Oregon Supreme Court, and Valen B. Baldwin of Santa Cruz. Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the LDS Chapel, 220 Elk Street in Capitola.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2015
Goldberg, Jeffrey - Hackensack  
Jeffrey Goldberg June 13, 1970 - March 17, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz Friends and family gathered in Hackensack, New Jersey on March 22nd, to say farewell to Jeff Goldberg, who died peacefully in his home in Santa Cruz on March 17th from a congenital heart condition. He was in the company of his close friends and his dearly treasured daughter, Jazmyn. He was 44. Jeff was founder and CTO of Method Seven, where he will be deeply missed by so many of his friends, supporters, and colleagues. Born in New York, he was raised in Sparta, New Jersey, graduating from Sparta High School. Jeff attended Fashion Institute of New York and Brooks Institute of Photography, where he earned his degree in Color Photography. As a legendary photographer, he will be remembered for his special and singular perspective on the world, capturing the quiet beauty and life in fine detail and design. Jeff earned first place honors in a National Geographic photo contest, and photographed for Life Magazine, High Times Magazine, Cannabis Now, and many others during the course of his career. Method Seven's definitive mineral glass technology was Jeff's own discovery, and represents only one of many significant contributions he has made to the optical and photographic world. As a founder, partner, and dear friend, Jeff will forever be celebrated for his dedication to his art, to quality and innovation, and to his pervasive curiosity of the natural world. He leaves his daughter, Jazmyn Goldberg, his parents; Manny and Barbara Goldberg, his brothers; Robert and David Goldberg; his sister-in-law, Marisa Pasekoff, and his two nieces, Caitlyn and Logan Goldberg, along with his loving aunts uncles and extended family. Services were held at Gutterman Musicant Funeral Home in Hackensack, New Jersey followed by interment at Cedar Park Cemetery. Any kind acts of charity can be made in Jeff's memory to the American Heart Association.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2015
Lewis, Mitzi Kathleen - Santa Cruz  
Mitzi Kathleen Lewis Aug. 2, 1938-March 21, 2015 Resident of Soquel Services will be held on March 28, 2015 for Mitzi Kathleen Lewis who passed away on March 21, 2015 in Santa Cruz. She was 76 years old. Mitzi was born in Syracuse, New York to Glow and Esther Mason in 1938. She was raised in Saratoga, CA and attended Saratoga Elementary. Later, Mitzi and her family moved to Santa Cruz, where she attended Branciforte Junior High School and then graduated from Santa Cruz High School, Class of 57. During her life, Mitzi also lived in San Diego, Capitola and Soquel. Mitzi and her husband, Robert Lewis owned and operated the Lewis Plumbing Company for 20 years. Mitzi became an ordained Minister of Prayer for the 1st Baptist Church and the Capitola Community Church. She was also a member of Calvary Chapel of Capitola- a 48 year member, during which she was a prayer partner to many! Mitzi enjoyed art and gardening and she was a choir member. She was also a Girl Scout Leader and she liked to work with computers. Mitzi made volunteering a part of her life; which she did for the County Probation Department for the DA. Mitzi is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert P. Lewis; daughter, Lisa Gilbert; son, Darrell Lewis; mother, Esther Groth; grandchildren, La Vonne Gatica, Sycha Gilbert, and Nathan Lewis; and great-granddaughters, Mya and Arianna Gatica and Lealani Serrano. She was preceded in death by her father, Glow Mason. A Memorial Service will be held for Mitzi on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Calvary Chapel, 4575 Capitola Road in Capitola at 3:00 pm. A potluck fellowship will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity fighting cancer, such as the American Cancer Society or to a charity that helps with sight, such as Sightsavers.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2015
Varcados, Peter - Santa Cruz  
Peter Varcados June 11, 1930 - Mar. 23, 2015 Resident of Capitola Peter Varcados, long time resident of Capitola, died Monday, March 23, 2015 in Santa Cruz, CA. He was 84 years old. Peter was born in 1930 in San Francisco, CA, to Manuel and Daisy Varcados. He attended Washington High School in San Francisco, and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On returning from serving in Germany, he attended San Francisco Community College and transferred to UC Berkeley. He was awarded a Ph.D. in history, with an emphasis in labor relations. Peter taught American History and Western Civilization at Cabrillo Community College for 30 years, and served terms as department chair. During his tenure at Cabrillo he hosted a bicentennial film festival, and spent sabbaticals driving across the United States with his family in a VW camper, researching historical sites. He was an intellect who loved books and music, and a supporter of the Cabrillo Music Festival and the Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival. He enjoyed gardening and loved his cat Raley. He was a loving father and a devoted husband to his wife Marybeth, whom he nursed through her journey with cancer. In his later years he shared his knowledge of classical music with his granddaughter, Zoe. He is survived by daughter Diana Varcados and her partner Karen McBride of Sacramento, daughter Sophia Varcados of DeKalb, IL, granddaughter Zoe Markle of DeKalb, IL and niece Barbara Buoncristiani of Mill Valley, CA, as well as other loving extended family. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Elaine Schlosser, his friend and caregiver in his later years. He loved her dearly. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph's in Capitola, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Santa Cruz, 940 Disc Dr., Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To express your condolences to Peter's family, please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com .
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2015
Wood, David Kelly - Santa Cruz  
David Kelly Wood Dec. 30, 1933 - Mar. 24, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz David Kelly Wood passed away March 24, 2015 at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 81. Kelly was born in San Francisco on December 30, 1933, the son of John Morgan Wood, Sr. and Margaret (King) Wood. He grew up between San Francisco and Big Trees Ranch in Felton. He attended Saint Joseph's Military Academy in Belmont. Kelly joined the U.S. Navy immediately following high school and served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956. Following his military service he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of San Francisco. Upon returning to Santa Cruz he obtained a real estate license and joined his stepfather, Glen Coolidge in business. He later went out on his own and started Kelly Wood Realty, he also owned and operated Valley Mini Storage, started in 1980 to present. After many years working in local real estate he retired and with his wife Mary moved to Tucson, Arizona where he enjoyed many years of warm weather and playing golf. After 13 years he and Mary returned to Santa Cruz in 2008. Kelly was a founding member of the San Lorenzo Valley Little League. He was also instrumental in their financial solvency. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed annual fishing trips to Mexico with his son David and dear friend Mark. He also enjoyed travelling especially numerous trips to the Big Island of Hawaii. He was a member of the San Lorenzo Valley Lions Club, the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge and a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Wood of Santa Cruz; his son, David Wood of Santa Rosa; daughter, Carolyn DiMarco and her husband Chad of Huntington Beach; his four grandchildren, Meghan Wood and Shane Wood of Santa Rosa and Cole DiMarco and Chance DiMarco of Huntington Beach. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Burkett of Sacramento and one niece and two nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Church, 5953 Highway Nine, Felton, CA on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Felton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( www.stjude.org ) or Dominican Hospital NICU, 1555 Soquel Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065 or to your favorite charity. To express your condolences to Kelly's family, please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com . The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the caregivers of Florence Kuo Home Care, especially Vic, Marvin, Dex and a special thanks to their guardian angel Rex.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 26, 2015

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Lawler, William Edward "Bill" - Santa Cruz  
William Edward "Bill" Lawler June 19, 1929 - March 23, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday in Santa Cruz for William "Bill" Lawler who passed away peacefully at his home at Dominican Oaks on March 23rd. His family was at his bedside. Bill was born in Chicago in 1929. He served in the military at the end of the Second World War and received a purple heart. He lived most of his life in Chicago where he worked as a mechanical engineer for the US post office during which time he helped redesign and remodel mechanical systems for post offices around the country. He was very active in Chicago politics with his wife Marian in the 60's and 70's and they worked on many Democratic campaigns over the years. Bill had a pilot's license for single engine planes. He helped develop recycling devices for a private company, and worked on developing hydroponic systems well before either became main stream. After retiring, he and Marian moved to Santa Cruz in 2002 to be closer to his daughter and family. He had a passion for fishing and boats and was often seen on "Lady Marian," his fishing boat in her Santa Cruz harbor slip. Bill loved his wife Marian, his wife of 45 years and was always by her side until she passed in 2009. Bill is survived by his daughter Linda Lawler, his son in-law Geno Benvenuto, his grandchildren Steven and James Benvenuto. Bill is preceded in death by his 4 other siblings. The Mass will be celebrated this Friday, March 27th, 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church (515 Fredrick St,) beginning at 11 a.m. Friends my pay their respects at a visitation to be held at the church on Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m. . A committal service will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, 2271 7th Ave. in Santa Cruz. Any kind acts of charity can be made in Bill's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 25, 2015
Rosellini, Marge  
In Remembrance Marge Rosellini Happy Birthday Miss you terribly. Love you always Michele, Johanna, Michael
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 25, 2015
Savident, James H. - Santa Cruz  
James H. Savident April 22, 1933 - March 19, 2015 Resident of Aptos Loving husband and father, James Savident passed away on March 19, 2015 after a brief illness. He was one month shy of his 82nd birthday. Jim was born to Winifred and James E. Savident in San Francisco. He grew up in San Mateo, California and attended high school in Germany which he considered a wonderful adventure. He later attended San Jose State to receive a business degree and spent 30 years working as an accountant for Lockheed Martin. Jim was our rock and constant source of wisdom that never failed us. The loss is greatly felt. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Joan Savident of Aptos, daughter Laura and son-in-law John Bellante of Anthem, Arizona and granddaughter Paige Bellante of San Francisco. He is also survived by his sisters Winnie Morgan and Verna Bomont. At his request, there will be no service. If you would like to express your condolences to Jim's family, please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com .
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 25, 2015
Tennesen, Madeleine "Mandy" - Santa Cruz  
Madeleine "Mandy" Tennesen July 6, 1939- Mar. 20, 2015 Capitola, CA Madeleine Freda "Mandy" Tennesen was born July 6, 1939 in Springfield, MA, to German immigrant parents, Elsa and Jack Manden. She went to be with the Lord she loved so much on Friday, March 20, surrounded by family, after a valiant eight year battle with cardio-vascular disease. As a teenager Mandy moved with her parents to the San Fernando Valley, where she graduated from Van Nuys High School, attended Pierce Jr. College, and met the love of her life, Richard Tennesen. Mandy and Richard were married in 1958, celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary, July 25. Besides her husband, Mandy is survived by her daughter Kristi and son Gary (wife Stacy) of Chowchilla. Also, survived by Gary and Stacy's four children, Heidi, Jacob, Jeremy, and Holly, grandchildren Mandy loved so dearly. She took on the beloved title, "Oma," popular German term for "Grandma." Mandy also leaves two best friends, Carol Lawless of Soquel and Mara Curry of Santa Cruz. Richard graduated from Bethany Bible College in 1975, and the family began a ministerial career that continues to this day. Donations in her memory may be made to Teen Challenge Monterey Bay. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Coast Chapel, 1275 30th Ave., Santa Cruz.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Mar. 25, 2015
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