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Francisco Macario Diaz

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Francisco Macario Diaz unexpectedly died on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was 45.
Mr. Macario Diaz was so full of life and was a very happy man. He enjoyed working, detailing cars and loved building low rider bikes. He also valued family gatherings and they meant the world to him.
He is survived by
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Yalissa Diaz

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Yalissa Diaz died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was 1.
She was born on Nov. 9, 2012.
Yalissa is survived by her parents, Daniel Diaz and Lladira Reyna.
A visitation is scheduled at Mehl's Colonial Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. The Funeral Service
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Tamiko Matsui

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Tamiko Matsui died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Montecito Manor in Watsonville. She was 86.
Mrs. Matsui was born in Watsonville on March 20, 1928, relocated to Poston, Ariz. during the war, moved to Denver, Colo. for a couple of years; where she graduated from high school, then came back to Watsonville, got married,
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George M. Silva July 10, 1922 to July 26, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
A long-time local resident and tireless supporter of youth soccer, George M. Silva, passed away on July 26, 2014. A veteran of WWII, who served in the US Navy Seabees (4th Special Battalion) from 1942-1946, George saw action in Guadalcanal, Okinawa and the Philippines.
George is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vicki; 7 children: Greg
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George M. Silva July 10, 1922 to July 26, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
A long-time local resident and tireless supporter of youth soccer, George M. Silva, passed away on July 26, 2014. A veteran of WWII, who served in the US Navy Seabees (4th Special Battalion) from 1942-1946, George saw action in Guadalcanal, Okinawa and the Philippines.
George is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vicki; 7 children: Greg
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Daniel Lester

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Daniel E. Lester died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was 75.
Mr. Lester was born on Oct. 8, 1938 to Ed and Willa Lester, residents of Santa Cruz. The family moved to Watsonville where he attended Freedom Elementary School and Watsonville High School. After graduating from Santa Clara
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Esperanza Caballero Mercado

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
WATSONVILLE -- Esperanza Caballero Mercado died peacefully at Watsonville Community Hospital on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was 84.
She was born on March 6, 1930 in Araro Michoacan, Mexico to Ignacio and Marciala Caballero. Mrs. Caballero Mercado loved cooking, gardening, camping and valued family gatherings. Her life was devoted to her family and their happiness and they
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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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