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Phoenix Blaze Barker
Phoenix Blaze BarkerMarch 23, 1994 - July 26, 2021Santa CruzPhoenix Blaze Barker was 27 years old. He was in the gifted class in school, a free spirit in life. His compassion and love were beacons of light to all who knew him. He is survived by his mom, dad, brother, sisters &... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Bradford Hughes Craig
Bradford Hughes CraigApril 20, 1957 - Sept. 10, 2021Royal Oaks, CA.Family and friends will gather on Saturday to say farewell to a loving husband, father, and devoted friend, Bradford Craig who passed away of sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest. Brad was born in Orange, New Jersey... Read More
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Catherine Earl (Ronzano)
Catherine (Ronzano) EarlSeptember 24, 1965 - July 10, 2021Paradise, CACatherine (Ronzano) Earl, born 9/24/65 in Santa Cruz, attended Santa Cruz High School, and passed away 7/10/21 in Paradise, Calif. After losing their home in the Paradise fire, she survived one bout of cancer. When... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Lee T. Fitzgerald
Lee T. FitzgeraldJanuary 31, 1927 - September 9, 2021Resident of CapitolaLee T. Fitzgerald passed away on September 9, 2021 at his home in Capitola. He died peacefully sitting in his favorite chair. He was the second of six children of John and Margaret Fitzgerald - born at home in... Read More
Santa Cruz Memorial Funeral Home
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel from Sep. 19 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jessica Beate Gavasse
Jessica Beate GavasseSeptember 23, 1964 - July 3, 2021Aptos, CaliforniaJessica Beate Gavasse, née Rothbucher, longtime resident of Santa Cruz County died on July 3, 2021 after a two year courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 23, 1964 in San Francisco. She and her... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Robert Lahey
Robert LaheyJune 21, 1966 - September 2, 2021Aptos, CaliforniaRobert Joseph Lahey, 55, of Aptos, the beloved husband of 24 years to Jennifer (Roberts) Lahey, and father to Emily and Abigail passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Rob was a courageous... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Garrett McKeeman
Garrett McKeemanJan. 7, 1957 - Sept. 3, 2021Las Vegas, NVGarrett Kendall McKeeman passed away in Las Vegas, NV on Sept. 7, 2021, at age 64. Garrett graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1974 and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America NYC in 1978. Garrett enjoyed a 40-year... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Vivian Vallier
Vivian VallierJuly 18, 1931 - August 8, 2019Santa CruzVivian Vallier passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019 with family by her side.Vivian was born to Hazel and David Biasotti on July 18, 1931. She grew up in the Bronx and Manhattan. A model and dancer in her early years, Vivian... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Donna Walsh
Donna WalshJuly 26, 1936 - May 1, 2020Prescott, ArizonaWe lost an incredibly wonderful person this last year. Due to Covid, we postponed sevices for Donna, and have planned a celebration of life gathering on September 25th, 2021 in Santa Cruz, CA. Donna Walsh was born in Crookston... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 19, 2021.
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David Evan Kaun
David Evan KaunSeptember 15, 1932 - September 9, 2021Resident of Santa CruzDavid Evan Kaun passed away at his residence on September 9, 2021. He had tested positive for COVID-19 a few days prior to his death.David came to Santa Cruz in 1966 as a founding faculty member in Economics... Read More
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 18, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Janet Dale Mathers
Janet Dale MathersAugust 9, 2021Resident of Santa CruzThe eldest of 3, Janet Dale Mathers was born November 12, 1944 in Calgary, Canada. She was 5 years old when her family immigrated to California. Janet attended Notre Dame High and SJSU. She lived in San Francisco and Marin, before... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 18, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Fernando Velez VII
Fernando Velez VIIJuly 4, 1962 ~ Sept. 12, 2021Watsonville, CA.Fernando Velez VII was born July 4th, 1962 in San Jose CA and passed away unexpectedly on September 12th, 2021 in Watsonville CA. Fernando was the son of Fernando Velez VI and Sandra Kimbrough. Fernando was the eldest... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 18, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
George Lawrence Davis
George Lawrence DavisOctober 12, 1944 – September 10, 2021Resident of Santa CruzGeorge Lawrence Davis, known as Larry by his family and friends, passed away peacefully with his wife Connie by his side. He was 76.Larry was born October 12, 1944 in Santa Cruz, the son of George T. and... Read More
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Reverend Jess Fearnside
Reverend Jess FearnsideFebruary 20, 1944 - September 10, 2021Resident of Santa CruzReverend Jess Fearnside, age 77 of Santa Cruz, CA passed away September 10, 2021 at his home. He was laid to rest on Wednesday, September 15th at Oakwood Memorial Park located at 3301 Paul Sweet Road... Read More
Santa Cruz Memorial Oakwood Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Stuart Spence
Stuart SpenceMay 9, 1962 - May 10, 2021WatsonvilleStuart passed away unexpectedly at home on May 10, 2021 as a result of a heart attack. He was born in Vandalia, Ohio to Orville and Nancy (Merrill) Spence. Stuart attended Vandalia Butler High School and graduated June 1980. Stuart... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 17, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert "Bob" Ferdinand
Robert "Bob" FerdinandAugust 1936 - July 2021Wilton, CADad passed peacefully on a hot and sunny afternoon in Elk Grove, California, his son Allen holding his hand. Known to everyone as "Bob", Dad was many things; a Navy man, a devoted and loving husband, loving father, beloved grandfather... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Joyce "June" Hoover
Joyce "June" HooverAugust 28, 1923 - August 23, 2021Resident of Santa CruzJune died peacefully five days before her 98th birthday. Born in Lynden, Washington as the youngest of eight children she earned the nickname "Babe" growing up. June later graduated from Wenatchee High School... Read More
Santa Cruz Memorial Funeral Home
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ken McElroy
Ken McElroyFeb. 13, 1940 - Feb. 27, 2020Aptos, CaliforniaKen McElroy was born on February 13, 1940, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the eldest of three children. He died peacefully on February 27, 2020, just two weeks after his eightieth birthday. Ken was a devoted loving husband and father... Read More
Ave Maria Memorial Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
John C. McKellar
John C. McKellarFeb. 2, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2021Santa CruzJohn C. McKellar passed away on August 25, 2021, after a long illness. Born in Los Angeles in 1932, he graduated from UCLA and received his Masters Degree from SJSU. John was a chemist, a SJSU professor, a world traveler, environmentalist... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Robert A. Morgan
In Loving MemoryRobert A. MorganOctober 4, 1935 - May 16, 2020Memorial Service Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 am. Santa Cruz Masonic Temple, 828 N. Branciforte Ave. Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jett Ramsey
Jett RamseyNovember 23, 2014 -April 22, 2020Corralitos, CAJett is known by many as the little boy who loved green, rainbows, sparkly dinosaurs, play dough, muddy puddles, and had the "greatest ideas". He would always say "I have the greatest greatest idea". Jett was a magical little... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Virginia Dorothea Wardle
Virginia Dorothea WardleJune 24, 1930 September 2, 2021Resident of AptosVirginia Dorothea Wardle entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on September 2nd at the age of 91. She was born in Pacific Grove to her parents Howard and Wilhelmina Mumford. She was married to Ronald Wardle for 58... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 12, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Matthew Andrada
Matthew AndradaSeptember 27, 1985 - September 6, 2021Santa CruzMatthew John Applegate Andrada was the kind of person who made lasting friendships, and if you were lucky enough to have him for a friend, there wasn't much he wouldn't do for you. In fact, Matt never really met a stranger... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 11, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Honisimo Sales Braga
Honisimo Sales BragaSeptember 12, 1925 - August 30, 2021Resident of Santa CruzHonisimo "Omy" Braga passed away peacefully on August 30, 2021. Omy was born in the small town of Burgos, in the Philippine province of Pangasinan on September 12, 1925, to Victoria Boque Sales and Miguel... Read More
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 11, 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Marsha Ann Angelo
Marsha Ann AngeloOctober 28, 1953 - August 30, 2021Resident of Santa CruzMarsha Angelo passed away on August 30, 2021 at her Santa Cruz home. She was 67. She was born in Santa Clara on October 28, 1953 the daughter of Harry and Geraldine Angelo. Marsha grew up in Santa Clara and moved... Read More
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 10, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Sharon Anne Bertolucci Plant
In Memory ofSharon Anne Bertolucci PlantMar. 15, 1940 - Aug. 19, 2021Born and raised a Parrish in the Central Valley, Sharon was a long-time resident of Santa Cruz County. She married John Larry Bertolucci of Santa Cruz in 1959 and their two children followed soon after. Sharon worked... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 10, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Louise Dietrich
Louise DietrichJuly 22, 1940 - August 31, 2021AptosLouise Elizabeth Ceconi Dietrich, a long time Aptos-area resident, died on August 31 after a short illness. Born in Portland, Oregon, she graduated from San Jose High School and attended San Jose City College.Louise was a sweet, compassionate... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lydia Alice Barreras
Lydia "Marty" BarrerasFebruary 3, 1936 - September 2, 2021Resident of Royal OaksLydia Alice Barreras passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. She was born in Redlands, California; daughter to Susana and Thomas Viramontes. Her family later moved to San Jose and she graduated from... Read More
Santa Cruz Memorial Oakwood Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 8, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Janet Bumgarner
Janet BumgarnerAug. 6, 1937 - Sept. 3, 2021Resident of AptosJanet Bumgarner (née McCarroll) died on September 3, 2021. Born on August 6, 1937, she's survived by her husband Bill and her four children Mark, Stephen, Kristin and Sean — as well as her sister Sharon Carlson and brother... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 8, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Paul Harvey Cole
Paul Harvey ColeNov. 6, 1952 – Aug. 25, 2021Resident of Boulder CreekIt may seem – as it were – that the ol' train has left the station early…. if you catch my drift. No bags packed, this second-generation trainman from South Pasadena and Boulder Creek has set a course for destinations... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
LaRoy Joseph Morter Jr.
LaRoy Joseph Morter, Jr. Mar. 22,1926 - Aug. 26, 2021SoquelOn August 26, 2021, Roy Morter, loving husband and father of four, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 at home in Soquel, CA, with family by his side. Roy was born on March 22,1926 in New York City, son of LaRoy,Sr. and... Read More
Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 5, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lewis Richard Weiss
Lewis Richard WeissSeptember 4, 1950 - July 20, 2021Resident of Santa CruzLewis Richard Weiss, 70, of Santa Cruz, CA, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021 with his children lovingly by his side. Lewis was born on September 4, 1950 to Daniel and Ruth Weiss in Long Beach, NY. This... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 5, 2021.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Randall Evans Nelson
Randall Evans NelsonOctober 9, 1944 - August 21, 2021Educator / FriendOur dear sweet Randall died at home Saturday, August 21, 2021. Randall leaves behind his wife, Aimee, son Joshua, dearly loved daughter-in-law Andrea, granddaughter Zephyrine, sister Marsha and many cherished extended... Read More
Santa Cruz Memorial Funeral Home
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 4, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Ruby Soderlund
In Loving MemoryRUBY SODERLUNDOctober 11, 1929 - September 2, 2019ALWAYS on our Mind, FOREVER in our Heart. Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sep. 2, 2021.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Sheila Marie Doran (McGee) (Robe)
Sheila Marie Doran (Robe) (McGee)Sept. 14, 1938 - Aug. 15, 2021WatsonvilleSheila M. Doran returned to the Lord Jesus Christ following a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 82. Born and raised in San Francisco, she attended St. Johns Ursuline Girls Catholic High School where... Read More
Mehl's Colonial Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 31, 2021.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Loretta Coral Cattaneo
Loretta Coral CattaneoDecember 26, 1948 - August 15, 2021Life-long Santa Cruz ResidentLoretta Cattaneo passed peacefully after battling complications from a stroke she suffered eight years ago. She was 72 years old. For the last several years, Loretta continued to have a good sense... Read More
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Leonard Kendy
Leonard KendyNovember 25, 1926 - August 18, 2021SoquelLeonard Kendy passed away from natural causes in Monterey. He loved life and was reluctant to leave. Len was born in New York, served in WWII, and had a four-decade career in engineering before he happily retired to Soquel. In... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Edward Klein
Edward KleinDecember 15, 1941 - August 6, 2021Santa CruzEdward Klein, passed away at home 8/6/21 from Parkinson disease. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife Noelle of 54 years, daughter Zephra, brother Phil, sister Leslie and... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Karen Kulvin
In Loving MemoryKaren KulvinSept. 11, 1944 - Aug. 13, 2021With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Karen. After fighting a courageous 20 year battle against breast cancer, she died peacefully at home, surrounded in love by her family. All who knew Karen were touched... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary Kathleen Peters
Mary Kathleen PetersApril 11, 1953 - August 5, 2021San FranciscoMary passed away peacefully after a short illness at Kaiser Hospital in South San Francisco. She was born in Santa Cruz to Frank (Pete) and Ellen Peters. She attended Bay View Elementary, Mission Hill Junior High and... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary Roy
Mary RoyJune 22, 1920 - Aug. 8, 2021Santa Cruz CountyMary Powell Roy died peacefully on August 8, at 101 years of age.Ms. Roy lived in California since the age of 14 when her family moved from New York State. She graduated from UCLA and earned a masters degree from San Jose State... Read More
Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 29, 2021.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Marilyn Hall
Marilyn HallJuly 22, 1953 - July 16, 2021SANTA CRUZMarilyn Sue Hall, 67, who was a resident of Santa Cruz for 65 years died on July 16, 2021. She passed away peacefully amongst family members.Marilyn was born in Monett Arkansas on July 22, 1953, to Edward Harm Hall and Vera Marvalene... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 28, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Tim Medina
In Loving MemoryTim MedinaMay 7, 1968 - August 28, 2006Always on our minds, forever in our hearts Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 28, 2021.
Friday, August 27, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Michael John Holdridge
Michael John HoldridgeDecember 14, 1961 - July 6, 2021Boise, IdahoMichael John Holdridge ("Mike") passed away on July 6 at his place of residence in Boise, Idaho. Mike was 59 years of age at the time of his passing. Mike was the youngest of five children, survived by his sister Mary... Read More
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 27, 2021.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dea B. Coombes
Dea B. CoombesNov. 11, 1926 - Aug. 15, 2021Walnut Creek(formerly Aptos)Dea Coombes, formerly of Aptos, passed away on August 15 in Walnut Creek. She was 94 and the daughter of Col. Leonard and Grace Beardslee and a second generation Californian. She was married to Jim Coombes for... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 25, 2021.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Michael Galen
Michael GalenJan. 14, 1948 - Aug. 22, 2021Cape Elizabeth, MaineMichael Galen died peacefully at home August 22, 2021 after a long battle with heart failure. He was 73. Michael was born January 14, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio to Ollie and Evelyn Galen. He is survived by his beloved wife and... Read More
Hobbs Funeral Home - South Portland - South Portland
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Marjorie Gunn
Marjorie GunnJun. 24, 1922 - Aug. 21, 2021Mount HermonMarjorie Ann nee Cook GUNNMarge Gunn passed peacefully early Saturday morning at home in Mount Hermon.She is survived by her husband of 81 years Gilbert, her two sons Gary and Gregory and her daughter Katy, her grandchildren James... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Lee Jody Lowery
Lee Jody LoweryOctober 10, 1961 - July 29, 2021A Resident of Santa Cruz, CaliforniaLee Jody Lowery departed his earthly home July 29, 2021, at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz CA to enter his Heavenly Mansion. He was born October 10, 1961, to Robert and Rodessia Lowery in Santa Cruz... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 24, 2021.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Catherine Christine "Chris" Andrews
Catherine Christine "Chris" AndrewsApril 25, 1951 ~ August 16, 2021Resident of Boulder CreekCatherine Christine Andrews, age 70, of Boulder Creek, California, passed away on August 16, 2021. A dynamic woman with an adventurous spirit and quick wit, Chris lived and loved wholeheartedly... Read More
Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 22, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Terri Bartoletti
In Loving MemoryTerri BartolettiOct. 13, 1946 - Jan. 27, 2021With deepest sorrow, we announce that Terri Bartoletti, formally of Santa Cruz, age 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, family member and friend was taken from us on January 27.Terri is now in heaven... Read More
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Aug. 22, 2021.
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