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Vernon Tibbitts Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Vernon D. Tibbitts Jr., a long-time resident of Watsonville, died peacefully at Watsonville Community Hospital on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was 53.
Mr. Tibbitts was a man of many wonderful things. He spearheaded the idea for the building of the memorial benches at the Ramsay Skate Park for all the kids to enjoy. He
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Robert "Rocky" James

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
MARBLEHEAD, MA ... Robert "Rocky" James Sargent was born on December 1, 1957 in Watsonville, California. He attended Freedom Elementary School, Rolling Hills, Watsonville High and graduated from Aptos High School in 1976. At that time he told his parents that he was taking his surfboard to Hawaii to "live like he was going to die young". His parent thought
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Isamu Kawasaki

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Isamu Kawasaki died on Friday, March 13, 2015 in Salinas. He was 74.

Mr. Kawasaki was born Aug. 8, 1940 to Jihei and Sakae Kawasaki in Terminal Island. The family moved to Watsonville in 1952.

His love was his son, Anthony. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and watching sports. He was a strawberry farmer
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Linda Machado Norton

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
LEMOORE -- Linda Machado Norton was born on Nov. 18, 1954 in Monterey. She died at the age of 60 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded with her loved ones at the time of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Pino and Chuck Machado. She is survived by her husband,
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Linda Norton

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
Linda Norton was born November 18, 1954 in Monterey, CA. She passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the age of 60 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded with her loved ones at the time of her passing.
Linda is survived by her husband Larry, four daughters, two sons, numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces,
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Linda Slusher

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Linda Slusher of Watsonville died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was 70.
She was born Oct. 20, 1944 in Salinas. Ms. Slusher was a machinist for 25 years for a local aluminum plant. She was an avid traveler. She loved to see new places, and her favorite place was Kaui,
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Bob Cornell

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
1940-2015
We lost our cowboy Bob on March 19th, 2015 to lymphoma. Bob Cornell was a man's man, who was blessed with five daughters; however, along with the daughters, it was the sons and grandchildren he acquired through those marriages that made his world complete. His family was his pride and joy. He went out with a valiant fight, spending
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Robert Magner

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Robert Magner, 72, of Watsonville died March 21, 2015 at his home.
He was born March 9, 1943 in Framingham, Mass. He was the son of the late Jim and Anita Magner, and the father of the late Tyler Magner. He is survived by his wife, Janet Kreitzer.
He graduated from Franklin Institute in Boston in Photography.
After moving to
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Hedy Hermine Claus

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Hedy Hermine Claus, 83, longtime Watsonville resident passed away March 24th, 2015 at her home in the care of her husband and son.
Hedy was a native of Baden bei Wien, Austria. She grew up there with her sister Erika in the tumultuous times leading up to and through WWII.  From a very young girl, she developed a love of
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Teresa Olmeda

Modified: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Teresa Julia Olmeda of Watsonville died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
She was born to Pedro Roque and Margaret Roque. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandma. She enjoyed going to the casino or a simple game of cards at home with her family. She made the best bean burritos ever and always
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Leonardo David

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Leonardo David died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at a local convalescent hospital. He was 82. 
A native of the Philippine Islands, he came to Watsonville in 1982. Mr. David worked as a custodian for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District for 15 years. He enjoyed bowling, chess, food, and singing. He was known as "the Frank
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Peter Varcados

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
Peter Varcados, long time resident of Capitola, died Monday, March 23, 2015 in Santa Cruz, CA.  He was 84 years old.
Peter was born in 1930 in San Francisco, CA, to Manuel and Daisy Varcados. He attended Washington High School in San Francisco, and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. On returning from serving in Germany, he attended
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Isamu Kawasaki

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
Isamu Kawasaki passed away March 13, 2015 in Salinas, California. He was 74.
Isamu was born August 8, 1940 to Jihei and Sakae Kawasaki in Terminal Island, California. The Family moved to Watsonville in 1952.
His love was his son, Anthony. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and watching sports. Isamu was a strawberry farmer for most of his adult life, he
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Marilyn Runyan

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
  WATSONVILLE -- Marilyn K. Runyan died unexpectedly on Friday, March 13, 2015. She was 72.
  Ms. Runyan was born in Akron, Ohio and lived in Watsonville since 1966. She received her master's degree from Fresno State University and became a beloved teacher at Watsonville High School for over 30 years. Ms. Runyan was active in the Monterey Bay Dog Training
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Dolores (Lolis) Alvarez

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Motherly to many, Dolores (Lolis) Alvarez, passed in the early morning on March 16, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.
Lolis was born in Mexico City on December 19, 1963. She came to the United States as a teenager, beautiful, hardworking and ready to make a better life
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Inez “Eny” Pezzini

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Inez "Eny" Pezzini, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Castroville on March 14, 2015. She was born January 17, 1930 in Rasura, Sondrio, Italy, a village in the Valtellina Valley in the Italian Alps to Giuseppe and Assunta Pezzini. She came to America with her family as a baby in 1930, first living in Gilroy for a
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