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John Anthony Zvone

Posted: Friday, Sep 4th, 2015
May 11, 1929, August 29, 2015
Resident of Watsonville
John A. Zvone, 86, after many illnesses and hospital visits these past many years, died peacefully in his home in Watsonville in the very early morning hours of Saturday, August 29, 2015.
The son of immigrant parents, John Zvone and Mary Allegretti Zvone, John had two sisters Helen and Pauline, all
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Douglas Clark

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
September 4, 1951 - August 23, 2015
Douglas Clark lived his 63 years full of love, laughter, and music.  He was born in San Jose, grew up in Salinas, and received an Associate's Degree in Music from Hartnell College.
He was a devoted father to Rachel (Ken) and Laura (Ryan) and a loving husband to Michelle Faeth.  Doug worked for
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Gary Bettencourt Avelar

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Gary Bettencourt Avelar died peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, after suffering a short illness. He was 46.
Mr. Avelar was a member of Valley Catholic Church, I.S.T.W., C.P.N.S.F. and the Fatima Festival of the Valley Church. 
He is survived by his parents, Olegario and Maria Lourdes Avelar of Freedom; godparents, Joao and
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Alma ‘Tiny’ Davis

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Watsonville resident, Alma "Tiny" Davis, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, August 27, 2015. She was 73.
  Ms. Davis was an avid bingo player and enjoyed crocheting and doing crossword puzzles. 
  Ms. Davis is survived by her daughters, Roberta Lynn Bullard of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lisa Silga of Watsonville; sons, Leo Silga of
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Hilda Flores

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Hilda G. Flores died with her family by her side on Friday, August 28, 2015. She was 79.
Mrs. Flores helped feed much of the homeless through Loaves and Fishes as well as through her catering, and was especially known for her tamales and salsa. She was a strong woman who always loved to help
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John Rudolph Passey, Jr.

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Long-time Watsonville resident, John Rudolph Passey, Jr., better known as Jack Passey, Jr., died on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in his home under Hospice care. He was 88.
Mr. Passey was born in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 22, 1926. In his 88 years, he is best known for his passion for collecting and preserving antique and
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Marianne Rider

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Marianne Rider died peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, August 27, 2015. She was 65.
She grew up and raised her family in Watsonville. She made instant friends wherever she went, starting conversations that could last for hours. Her family brought her most joy, having unconditional love that was unmeasureable for her husband George and
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Jeanette Bishop

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Jeanette Bishop died peacefully surrounded by her family in Watsonville on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. She was 89.
Mrs. Bishop was born on Jan. 18, 1926 in Roe, Ark. to Loyd and Alice Jackson. She was a woman of many wonderful traits. She was a proud member of the Freedom Children Center where she was a
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Gary Bettencourt Avelar

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
Gary Bettencourt Avelar passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, after suffering a short illness. He was 46 years old.
 Gary is survived by his parents, Olegario and Maria Lourdes Avelar of Freedom; Godparents, Joao and Jacinta Fagundes of Watsonville and Hermenegildo and Natal Bettencourt of Freedom; aunts and uncles, Maria Avila, Jorge Bettencourt, Manuel Bettencourt
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Geoffrey Ryan Jimenez

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
February 23, 1993 - August 16, 2015
Geoffrey lost his life unexpectedly in a car accident on August 16, 2015 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 22. He was taken from us too soon and will be cherished in the hearts by everyone who knew him. Geoffrey was born in Watsonville, CA on February 23, 1993, moved to Arizona
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Marianne Rider

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
Marianne passed peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday evening. She lived a wonderful 65 years, growing up and raising her family in Watsonville, California. To know Marianne was to love her. She made instant friends wherever she went, starting conversations that could last for hours. Her family brought her most joy, having unconditional love that was unmeasureable for her husband
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John Rudolph Passey, Jr.

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Long time Watsonville resident, John Rudolph Passey, Jr., better known as Jack Passey, Jr., has passed away on August 22, 2015 in his home under Hospice care. Jack was born in Ogden, Utah on November 22, 1926.
In his 88 years, he is best known for his passion for collecting and preserving antique and classic cars.
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Ernie Vasquez

Posted: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
SALINAS -- Ernie Vasquez died peacefully surrounded by his family in his home in Salinas on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Mr. Vasquez enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and yard sales to find objects to refurbish and personalize. He was an avid 49er fan. He also enjoyed playing dominos with his wife, family reunion barbecues, and spending time with
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