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Bernard Blanchette

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
APTOS -- Bernard "Bernie" Blanchette died peacefully at his home in Aptos on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 with his wife and sons by his side. He was 71.
Mr. Blanchette graduated from Upland High School in 1962 and that same year entered into the U.S. Army Airborne until 1965. After serving his country in the military, he started
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Angel Delfin de Luna

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Angel Delfin de Luna died surrounded by family on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He was 82.
Mr. de Luna was a devoted and active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where he was an Eucharistic minister. He assisted daily at Mass, helping at funerals, baptisms and bringing communion to homebound members. He also was a member
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Mieko Mano

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
     WATSONVILLE -- Mieko Mano, known to her friends and family as Mickey, died suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was 85.
Mrs. Mano was born in Fresno on Sept. 5, 1928 and moved to the Watsonville area in 1952 when she married Joseph Mano. A breast cancer survivor, she loved playing Bingo with her children and was
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Myrna Perez

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Myrna Perez died peacefully after suffering from cancer on Friday, Aug. 15 2014. She was 39.
Ms. Perez was born on April 3, 1975 in Watsonville. She resided in West Chicago, Ill. during her childhood years. At the age of 14 she returned to Watsonville. She enjoyed and cherished family time. She loved to sing and
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Tamiko Matsui

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Tamiko Matsui passed away peacefully on August 18th 2014 at Montecito Manor in Watsonville.  She leaves her dear husband, Isao "Sully" Matsui, after nearly 64 years of marriage.  She also leaves her sons Doug (Carolyn) and their children Ross and Courtney and Paul (Lori) and their children Scott and Ryan.  She was predeceased by her parents Saikichi and Hisa Yamamoto.
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Daniel E. Lester

Modified: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Daniel E. Lester, age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Aug. 15, 2014, the day that commemorates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.
Dan was born on Oct. 8, 1938 to proud parents Ed and Willa Lester, residents of Santa Cruz, California. The family moved to Watsonville where Dan attended Freedom Elementary
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Stephen Barnes

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Stephen R. Barnes died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was 56.
Mr. Barnes was born on Sept. 13, 1957. He was an amazing father, husband and friend who's charisma and quick wit won the respect of many. He was known for his advice, stories, consideration and love.
He is survived by his wife, two
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Daniel Torres

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Daniel R. Torres died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was 80.
Mr. Torres was born on April 12, 1934 in Tamazula de Gordiano Jalisco, Mexico. He loved to travel, playing cards and spend his free time by the beach (Guayavitos). He valued family gatherings and they meant the world to him.
Mr. Torres
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Angel Delfin de Luna

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Angel Delfin de Luna, 82, passed away early Sunday morning August 17, 2014 at the Watsonville Community Hospital with his family at his side.
Angel was born March 6, 1932, in Malimpec, Pangasinan, Philippines to Ricardo and Marcela de Luna. Angel's parents passed away early in his life but with the help of family and friends he was
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Salena Lureen Birlem

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Salena Lureen Birlem "Baby Doll," 79, of Eagle Lake, passed away July 31, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones.
She was born to the late Joseph and Edith Hansen on March 20, 1935 in San Luis Obispo, California. She married Richard Birlem on Feb. 5, 1956. They lived together in Watsonville, California were they raised their family, before retiring
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Daniel R. Torres

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
On August 16, 2014 Daniel R. Torres, peacefully passed away at the age of 80.
He was born on April 12, 1934 in Tamazula de Gordiano Jalisco, Mexico .
Daniel was so full of life and was a very happy man. He loved to travel, playing cards and spend his free time by the beach (Guayavitos.) Daniel valued family gatherings
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Joao Brazil

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Joao Morais Brazil of Watsonville died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 after a long illness. He was 82.
He was born in San Jorge, Azores, on Sept. 1, 1931. He was a very active member of the Portuguese community of Watsonville.
Mr. Brazil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosa Brasil; his two
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Petra Leyva De Diaz

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
Petra Leyva De Diaz, 81, of Watsonville passed away on August 14, 2014. She was born in Durango, Mexico on July 29, 1933. Petra, also known as, Mom, Grandma, Tia and Nina, loved cooking and caring for her loved ones.
Petra was preceded in death by her parents, Rumalda Astorga and Guadalupe Leyva; husband, Jose M. Diaz; brothers, Miguel Leyva,
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Gerald Boyd

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Gerald Marshall Boyd died on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 82.
Mr. Boyd was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Corp of Engineers in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne Sato Boyd; and his children, Patrick and David Boyd. He was preceded in death
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Josh Gluhan

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
CORRALITOS -- Josh Gluhan, a recent resident of Corralitos, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Mr. Gluhan graduated from Moreland Notre Dame in Watsonville, and Aptos High School. He played many sports throughout his youth, including Salsipuedes Little League baseball, YMCA basketball, Notre Dame basketball and golf, high school water polo, football, and was a four-year
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Joao Morais Brazil

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Joao Morais Brazil, 82, of Watsonville passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 after a long illness.
He was born in San Jorge, Azores, on September 1, 1931.  He was a very active member of the Portuguese community of Watsonville.
Joao is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Rosa Brasil; his two sons, Dean Brazil and wife, Cathy
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Elvira Flores

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
PAJARO -- Elvira Flores died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was 90.
Mrs. Flores was born in Fresno and moved to Watsonville when she was 11 years old in 1935. She attended local schools. She lived her life in Pajaro and was well known throughout her neighborhood. She began her
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Mela Galvan

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Mela R. Galvan died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was 96.
Mrs. Galvan was full of life. She was a great healer and enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casinos, gardening and loved all of her birds. The doors of her home were always open to all her family
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Frank Joseph Costa

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
Frank Joseph Costa passed away peacefully on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the age of 89. Born on August 23, 1924 in Watsonville. He lived his entire life in the Aromas area.
Over the years on his ranch he operated a dairy, grew walnuts, apples and apricots and owned Peter Pumpkin Farm. He also worked as
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Elvira Flores

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
On August 8, 2014 Elvira Flores peacefully passed away surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the age of 90. She was reunited with her husband, Lou S Flores, in heaven. She remains in our hearts and will be deeply missed.

Vera was born in Fresno and moved to Watsonville when she was 11 years old in 1935. She
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Barbara Bradley-DeQuattro

Posted: Monday, Aug 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Barbara Leigh Bradley-DeQuattro died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. She was 80.
  Mrs. Bradley-DeQuattro was born in Maywood to Harper Stanfield Powell and Estlelyn Bradley Powell on June 22, 1934. She married John Mullin Sr., and raised five children in the foothills of Watsonville. Mrs. Bradley-DeQuattro had a variety of
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Mela Galvan

Posted: Monday, Aug 11th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Mela R. Galvan died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was 96.
Mrs. Galvan was full of life. She was a great healer and enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casinos, gardening and loved all of her birds. The doors of her home were always open to all her family
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