Obituaries
 

Francisco ‘Pancho’ Alvarez

Francisco “Pancho” Alvarez died peacefully surrounded by his family at Watsonville Community Hospital on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was 99.... more

Robert Fiorilla

Robert Fiorilla passed away at a local hospital on Friday, February 16, 2018. He was 94.... more

Arne M. Thirup

Arne M. Thirup, the former President of Pajaro Valley Greenhouses, Inc., died peacefully on February 21, 2018 at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family.... more

Donald T. Beeson

Donald Beeson passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. ... more

Florence Joanne Skiscim

Florence Joanne Skiscim, born August 8, 1924, passed away January 30, 2018 in her home in Paso Robles, CA, surrounded by her children with the youngest by her side holding her hand.... more

David Franklin Halward

David’s life was tragically cut short on January 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, New Mexico.... more

 

George Argueta

George Argueta died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. He was 26.... more

 

Rogelio Jacobo Gutierrez

Rogelio Jacobo Gutierrez died at Dominican Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. He was 34.... more

Doris Marie Wilson

Doris passed at home in her sleep on January 26, 2018 at age 86. ... more

 

Martin Lopez

Martin B. Lopez died peacefully surrounded by his family in Watsonville on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. He was 48.... more

 

Gerard (Jerry) Mabie

Gerard (Jerry) Mabie died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at San Jose Regional Center after a tragic accident. He was 71.... more

 

Sarah Nava

Sarah Ann Crane Nava (MamMaw) died on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. She was 70.... more

 

Pedro Senties

Pedro Alejandro Senties Chavez died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in Watsonville. He was 65.... more

Donald Lee White

On the morning of February 6, 2018, at the age of 81, loving husband, father, and grandfather Donald “Don” Lee White passed away in San Jose, California.... more

Maria Furtado

Maria Furtado, 87, a native of the Pico Azores Portugal, passed away February 12, 2018 surrounded by her family members. ... more

Joy Lee Cooper-VanAuken

Joy Lee Cooper-VanAuken passed away January 24, 2018 after a fifteen-year battle with cancer.... more

Thomas Guy Hewett

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Thomas Guy Hewett peacefully passed away surrounded by his family in Freedom, CA. He was 84.... more

Richard (Polonsky) Porter

Richard (Polonsky) Porter, 92, of Peabody, MA, passed away on January 29, 2018.... more

Walter Bratcher

Walter Bratcher, 96, a Watsonville resident since 1930, passed away after a short illness on Jan. 27, 2018 in Auburn, CA.... more

Joy L. Cooper-VanAuken

Joy Lee Cooper-VanAuken passed away January 24, 2018 after a fifteen-year battle with cancer.... more

Greg Schmitt

August 21, 1931 – January 30, 2018 54-year Resident of Aptos... more

Ron Castle

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Ron Castle peacefully passed away in the presence of his wife Rachel at home.  He was 80.... more

Ming Hawn “Johnny” Wat

February 16, 1923 - February 1, 2018... more

Robert L. Ledesma

Robert L. Ledesma passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 at his home in San Jose. He was 90.... more

Richard “Richie” Hansen

June 25, 1952 - November 18, 2017 Aptos, CA... more

Maybelle Ley Hart Corrigan

May 18, 1917 – Nov. 23, 2017... more

Carl Melvin Sprague, Jr.

Carl Melvin Sprague, Jr., formerly from Aptos, CA, died unexpectedly while Christmas shopping with his family in Lewiston, Idaho on December 13, 2017 at the age of 73. ... more

Akio Idemoto

Akio Idemoto passed away on January 15, 2018 at the age of 81, due to complications from cancer.... more

Anthony “Tony” Bobeda

Tony died peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2018 after a brief illness at Regional Medical Center in San Jose.... more

Richard B. Streig

Richard Bruce Streig, 68, of Watsonville, CA died peacefully Thursday, January 4, 2018 surrounded by family and friends at Watsonville Community Hospital.... more

Augustine “Tim” Salazar

June 22, 1933 – Jan 15, 2018 Resident of Watsonville... more

Rio L. Shew

Rio L. Shew, 93, of Watsonville, CA passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 11, 2017 in the company of her daughter.... more

Juan “John” Lerma

Juan “John” Lerma passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017.... more

George Athan Elliott

(Geogios Athanasios Eliopoulos) Feb. 9, 1926 – Sept. 2, 2017... more

Gary Shannon Fry, Jr.

Gary Shannon Fry, Jr. passed away unexpectedly, August 26, 2017 at his home in Stockton, California. ... more

 

Tom Yoshida

1/21/1933 to 8/30/2017... more

 

Florence Porter Smith

August 4, 1922- August 28, 2017 ... more

Ken Martin

1942-2017... more

Walter James “Jim” Rector

Walter James “Jim” Rector, 79, of Watsonville, California, beloved husband of Marian Rector for 58 years, passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2017.... more

Ramon P. Castellanos

Mr. Ramon P. Castellanos passed away on August 7, 2017 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. ... more

Ruth Helen Dalbey

Ruth Helen Dalbey, 92, passed away July 5, 2017 in San Luis Obispo, CA after a brief illness. ... more

Tom “Tommy” Gugale

Tom “Tommy” Gugale was called home to our Lord on July 28, 2017.... more

Dorothy M. McGrath

Dorothy M. McGrath died peacefully on August 6, 2017, at Dominican Hospital with family by her side.... more

Dixie Lamb

Dixie Lamb was born in Aromas, CA to parents Hugh and Novella Web... more

Lorraine Everitt Stucki

Lorraine Everitt Stucki, born in 1931 in Watsonville, California, passed away at her home in Watsonville on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 86. ... more

James E. Beacom

James (Jim) Beacom, a longtime teacher, coach and past resident of Watsonville, passed away April 29, 2017 at Sonora Regional Medical Center near his home in MiWuk Village, CA. Jim was ... more

Leman DeWayne “Lemar” Turley

Leman DeWayne “Lemar” Turley passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his sister’s home, surrounded by loved ones, listening to his favorite station KPIG.... more

Josephine Figueroa Delgado

May 17, 1913 – July 16, 2017... more

Gerald D. Brunner

January 1, 1933 - July 15, 2017... more

Carlos Ernesto “Ernie” Arellano

Ernie Arellano, 48, a longtime resident of Watsonville, CA, passed away at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.... more