December 21, 1932-
January 14, 2013
Resident of Santa Cruz
Herman Raymond Mondo passed away on January 14, 2013 at his Santa Cruz home after a long time illness. He was 80.
Herman was born in Santa Cruz on December 21, 1932, the son of Mario and Antonietta (Orecchia) Mondo. He grew up in Santa Cruz where he attended Laurel Kindergarden, Mission Hill Elementary and Middle School and was a graduate of Santa Cruz High School, Class of 1952. He later attended San Jose State. He was a life time resident of Santa Cruz. He owned and operated a Coors Beer Distributor with his brother John for over 20 years. He also farmed on the north coast and was active in real estate investing.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church, the Marconi Club, Forty Thieves Tracy Gun Club and a life member of the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge. Herman enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved duck hunting, trout fishing and hunting for mushrooms.
He is survived by his brother and sister in law, John and Nadia Mondo of Santa Cruz; his nephew, Ron Mondo and his wife, Sandi and there children, Mason and Nico; his niece, Michelle Mondo and her children, Anthony and Sophie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mario Mondo and Antonietta Orecchia Mondo.
Services will be held at Benito Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA on Monday January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm. A visitation will be held at Pacific Gardens Chapel on Sunday from 4pm until 6pm. Please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com to light a candle or express your condolences to Herman's family.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation and thanks to Care From the Heart Home Service and especially to his care givers Leigh Galang and Heidi Rodriguez for the loving and compassionate care they provided Herman during his illness. The family would also like to express a special thanks to all of Herman's friends who visited and kept him company during his illness.
In lieu of flowers contributions are preferred to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org.
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on January 18, 2013