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DeForge, Naomi Charlene - Scotts Valley  
Naomi Charlene DeForge May 4, 1941 – April 9, 2015 Resident of Scotts Valley Naomi Charlene DeForge, 73, known by her loved ones as 'Charlene' passed away at her Scotts Valley home on Thursday, April 9th following a battle with cancer. Charlene was born on May 4, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1959. She worked as a waitress in Des Moines and Las Vegas before meeting her husband and moving to California in 1965. After raising her children she worked in Scotts Valley as a Manager at Village Pharmacy for more than 20 years and later as a Medical Receptionist at PAMF Scotts Valley for 10 years. Charlene is survived by her daughter, Dana DeForge-Skrabak of Santa Cruz; son, Rocky DeForge of Ben Lomond; sisters, Catherine Fauser of Waterloo and Alice Stanek of Oelwein; stepdaughters, Linda Slusher of Galt and Robin Favela of Nashville; 10 granddaughters and 2 grandsons; as well as her beloved sons and daughter in laws, several great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert DeForge Jr.; daughter, Patty Russell; parents, Charles Russell and Leona McCallum; brother, James Fisher; and stepdaughter, Sharon Strickland. Charlene or 'Mama Char' as she became known to extended family that she took under her wing, treasured her family and friends above all else. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched with her silly sense of humor and unconditional love. Friends and relatives are invited to a celebration of her life on May 2nd from noon to 3pm at Siltanen Park in Scotts Valley. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the St. Jude Children's Hospital. If you would like to send your condolences to Charlene's family or share a memory or photo please visit www.scmemorial.com
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 24, 2015
Dodge, Roberta J. - Santa Cruz  
Roberta J. Dodge May 30, 1929 - April 14, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz Services will be held this Saturday, April 25th, for Roberta Jane (Luce) Dodge, a beloved figure in Santa Cruz County athletics and community affairs for the past sixty years, who passed away on April 14th, at the age of 85. Born in Salinas on May 30, 1929, Roberta was raised in the Pajaro Valley during the Great Depression. She graduated from Watsonville High in 1947 and three years later married her classmate William J. "Bill" Dodge. During the 1950's, Bill and Roberta moved to Santa Cruz, where they raised a family that included two children, Daniel and Sue, while Bill worked as a teacher and coach at Santa Cruz High. Roberta was a constant presence at her children's athletic activities. She was also a devoted fan to the Santa Cruz high basketball and baseball programs, for which she provided statistical analysis. Roberta also served as official scorer for the Cardinals girls' softball team in the mid-1970s. She was very proud of Santa Cruz High's "Dodge Field of Dreams", which is named in recognition of her husband's contributions to the baseball program where he served as head coach for many years. During the 1980s and '90s, Roberta worked as a clerk with the Santa Cruz County Elections Office. She was instrumental in establishing the Vote by Mail system and worked long hours helping others during the election season. She was also very supportive of her son Daniel's political career, in which he served as Mayor of Watsonville. For more than twenty years, Roberta and her husband participated in monthly dinner gatherings with friends Dave and Shirley Foster, Ray and Karen Hunter, and Fred and Ruth Mooney. In later years, she enjoyed attending the sporting events of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. As an active member of the National TTT Society she dedicated her time to raise funds for young women to provide opportunities that they might not have otherwise. She was a very dedicated member of the Vintage Faith Church community and worked hard at helping it flourish. Roberta especially enjoyed being of service to others and giving back to her community. Roberta is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bill Dodge; her two children, Daniel (Maria) and Sue; four grandchildren, Daniel Dodge Jr., Steven Dodge, Richard Dodge, Andrew (Marina) Alvarez; and six great grandchildren, Mitzel, Angel, Adam, Steven, Aiyana and Markus. Saturday's service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Vintage Faith Church, 350 Mission St., Santa Cruz. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her honor to your favorite charity. If you would like to send condolences to Roberta's family, share a memory or photo, or light a candle in her memory please visit www.scmemorial.com
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
Kosinski, Kathryn Ann - Santa Cruz  
Kathryn Ann Kosinski Sept. 9, 1938 - March 26, 2015 Resident of Aromas Kathryn Ann Kosinski was born in Highland, Kansas to Mr. & Mrs. Albert Maurer on September 9, 1938. Annie met her soon to be life partner James Kosinski while he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. A first date for Annie and Jim was on January 1, 1958, and shortly thereafter they married. When Jim completed his Army officer commission, they moved to Santa Cruz to make this their home until 1995 when they found their final homestead in Aromas, CA. Recently after a short illness, Annie passed away on March 26, 2015 finding comfort and peace while surrounded by her much loved family. We cannot end this without mention of her beloved pet, Hannigan, a miniature horse with whom she spend many happy hours for 18 years.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 24, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Hanneman, Lois - Aptos  
Lois Hanneman Feb. 4, 1916 - April 18, 2015 Aptos, CA The remarkable earth-bound life of Lois Hanneman ended Saturday, when she began her heavenly one. She was a firm Christian believer, a former member of Burbank Foursquare Church, as well as Bethel Church in San Jose. Lois loved her family and travel which she did throughout her long life. While she out-lived three husbands she is survived by four children and many grand- and great grandchildren, all who will miss her greatly. Read this to know more about this great lady http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/lifestyle/20141224/aptos-great-grandmother-98-stitches-christmas-hats-for-children-with-cancer . Graveside service Apr. 25th, 1PM, Los Gatos Memorial Park. Lima Family San Jose and Aegis of Aptos
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 23, 2015
Thomas, Ester M. - Santa Cruz  
Ester M. Thomas Modesto, CA Ester M. Thomas was born in Slaughter, Louisiana on June 13, 1927 to Mack Henry & Annie Mae Rogers. They raised their eight daughters and one son in California. She loved all of her children and taught them to put God first. Ester worked for Thomas J. Lipton until she retired after 25 years. Services are April 25, 2015 at 12:00 noon at The Circle Church, 111 Errett Circle in Santa Cruz. Pastor Brown, Word of Life Church of God and Christ, will deliver the eulogy. She will be truly missed.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 23, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Garcia, Consuelo Tarin - Santa Cruz  
Consuelo Tarin Garcia Oct. 22, 1924 - April 18, 2015 Manteca, California A recitation of the Holy Rosary and committal services will be on Thursday and Friday in Santa Cruz for Consuelo Garcia who passed away peacefully in Manteca, at the age of 90. Born in Presidio, Texas, she married Guadalupe Garcia and the couple moved to Loving, New Mexico where they raised their family. Her husband later served our country in the US Army, as they resided for a time at Ft. Bliss in Texas. Consuelo and her family moved to California in 1953 and settled in the Hanford area of the San Joaquin Valley; later moving to Santa Cruz in 1962. Many fond memories will forever be shared of her love for ocean fishing, and her completion of a Wharf to Wharf Race. She was a loving grandmother who cared deeply for her children and their families. Consuelo possessed a nurturing spirit that continues to live on her family that she was so proud of. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Guadalupe T. Garcia Jr. and Maricela Garcia, Armando and Dena Garcia, and George and Monica Garcia. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren: Lisa Ayala, Stephanie Garcia, Guadalupe A. Garcia, Aimee Correa, Anna Espinosa, Aaron Garcia, Jesse Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Alicia Garcia, Marissa Garcia; and great grandchildren: Natalie, Madeline, Rene, Alexandria, Mackenzie, Addisyn, Jaycob, Kaden, and Kaleb. Friends may pay their respects at a visitation to be held on Thursday April 23, at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel from 12 noon until 8 p.m. The rosary will be recited at the chapel at 6 p.m. The committal service will be at Holy Cross Cemetery (2271 7th Ave.) in Santa Cruz on Friday, April 24, beginning at 11 a.m. Consuelo will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Guadalupe Garcia Sr. who passed away in 1982. Please visit www.pacificgardenschapel to share your reflections and prayers with her family.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 22, 2015
Kobara, Helen Yukiko - Watsonville  
Helen Yukiko Kobara Oct 19, 1922- Apr 4, 2015 Watsonville Helen Yukiko Kobara passed away on April 4, 2015 in her Watsonville home. She was proceeded in death by her husband Shoichi Kobara, who passed away on March 6, 2014. She is survived by her family: Bruce Kobara (son), Patt Takeuchi (daughter), Gordon Kobara (son), Heidi C. Kobara-Long (granddaughter), Traci Takeuchi (granddaughter), Allison Takeuchi (granddaughter), Bryan Kobara (grandson), Corinne Buchanan (granddaughter), and Stephen J. Buchanan Jr. (great-grandson). Helen was born on October 19, 1922, in Watsonville. She was a graduate of Watsonville High School. She was interned in Poston Arizona from 1942 to 1944. Helen was a talented artist, whose watercolor paintings and pencil etchings captured the beauty of the Kobara family farm, the California coastline, and the Santa Cruz County mountainside. She loved watching old western movies, knitting, and nurturing her stunning orchids. She was a member of the Watsonville Buddhist Temple and the Watsonville Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). The family will have a private burial in her honor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice of Santa Cruz County and the Watsonville JACL.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 22, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Abraham, Lyle William - Capitola  
Lyle William Abraham April 11, 1930 ~ March 30, 2015 Resident of Capitola Lyle William Abraham, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on March 30 at Pacific Coast Manor. He was born April 11, 1930 in Napa, CA where he lived his early years. Lyle is remembered by his family as the one who made sure that everyone had what they needed and most of what they wanted. Lyle is survived by his wife Loraine, the love of his life for 65 years. The couple attended high school together. They were married in 1950. Lyle worked at the naval shipyard at Mare Island in Vallejo during the Korean War. In 1953 he joined the Napa Fire Department working there until joining the California Highway Patrol in 1957. Lyle had duty in Ventura, CA for 3 years before transferring to Santa Cruz in 1960. Following a disability retirement from the CHP due to a back injury from a patrol car accident, Lyle started a new path in his career. He began to work security at the Dream Inn Hotel and was promoted to Assistant Manager. In 1978 he was hired to be the manager of the Casa Del Rey retirement home. He spent a few years there before the 1989 earthquake destroyed the hotel. Lyle enjoyed working with senior citizens and moved on to Lift Line, becoming Operations Manager for transportation services. Lyle was an active member of the Congregational Church of Soquel, spending many hours there doing landscaping and maintenance. He also sang in the church choir for 45 years with his wife and four children. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, August and Mary Abraham. He is survived by his wife Loraine, his children, Bill Abraham (Karen), Laurel Jarnagan (Tim), Lynette Hamby (Scott) and Leselle Halstead. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A celebration of Lyle's life will be on April 25 at 11:00 AM at the Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Dr., Soquel, CA 95073. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Congregational Church of Soquel. If you would like to direct the contribution to the church's preschool you can memo "Learning Ways".
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Apr. 19, 2015
Erba, Joanne Ellen - Los Gatos  
Joanne Ellen Erba February 27, 1935 - April 9, 2015 Resident of Los Gatos Joanne Ellen Erba passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in her sleep on April 9 in San Diego, California. She was enjoying a wonderful vacation with her family to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary and 80th birthday. Joanne was born February 27, 1935 to Eleanor and Joseph Duffy in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and was the oldest of four children. She spoke fondly of her days living in Winthrop, how it instilled strength of character, and a love of the ocean. At the age of 13, her family moved to San Mateo, California and she graduated from San Mateo High School in 1953. Following high school, Joanne attended the College of San Mateo. Later, Joanne lived in Boulder Creek, California and worked at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Each day she made the 100+ mile commute by driving from Boulder Creek to Sunnyvale, and then taking the train into the city. She loved this adventure and was proud to work in San Francisco. While living in Boulder Creek, she met her husband, Donovan Erba Sr., at a local grocery, Erba's Market. After a few months of courting, Donovan finally convinced Joanne to go on date at the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz. They were later married in 1965, and moved to Los Gatos, California to start a family. Joanne had a steadfast devotion to her family. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were the most important thing in Joanne's life. She cherished the fact that everyone lives within a three-block radius, and loved the tradition of progressive holiday dinners. Those who met Joanne experienced her kindness and love; her tenacity and grit; and her approachable demeanor with unwavering patience to simply listen. She loved her community and over the years was an active volunteer at Alta Vista School, St. Mary's School and Church, and local charities. Joanne is survived by her devoted husband, Donovan Sr.; beloved children Nancy, Donovan Jr., and daughter-in-law, Heather; 6 grandchildren, Scott, Caroline, Madeline, Aimee, Amelia, and Logan; 3 siblings Tom, Marilyn, and Bob; and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives whom she also loved dearly. Friends and family are invited to a memorial on Monday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Los Gatos. A reception will follow at the Hoffman Center located next to the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joanne's memory to either Sacred Heart Community Service of San Jose or Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2015
Graessle, Allen Richard - Santa Cruz  
Allen Richard Graessle June 02, 1935 - April 15, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz Allen Graessle lived a full, adventurous life and loved his family and friends deeply. He died on April 15, 2015, at age 79, passing away peacefully as a result of pneumonia. He loved art, travel and great food. He went to the Pingry School, Annapolis and Cornell University. He grew up the son of a world class baker in Elizabeth, New Jersey. An original "foodie," he traveled the world sourcing new menu items and was Director of Food and Beverage for Pan American Airlines. In the 1970's while living in England he was the first to bring vegetarian cuisine, as well as an authentic English Tea service, to the famous airline. His true passion however, was Art in all its forms: pottery, photography, oils, wood-block and making hand-made paper. After he retired from Pan Am he went back to school and graduated with an MFA . He was a kind and gentle man and is survived by his 2 children - Nathaniel (Gabriella) and Brett (Molly), 7 grandchildren, Jasmine, Nathaniel Allen, Ellie, Jake, Nicholas, Tucker and Grace, and his two sisters, Ruth and Carolyn. His family is truly grateful to his wonderful caretakers, Kat Wilson and Hojuki Linares for their amazing support and love these past months. A service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 20th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church 435 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2015
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