Services will be Thursday for Leonard Green, who died Monday in Santa Cruz. He was 95.
Green was born in Nottingham, England. He started a family textile manufacturing business near Philadelphia around 1926 and endured four decades of market turmoil before retiring to Conway, S.C., in 1974 where he and his wife, Kitty, enjoyed friends, golf and bridge. Although he lived in Santa Cruz for only 10 years he touched many lives with his humor and ready wave.
He will be remembered as an avid golfer who enjoyed all the game has to teach about larger issues in life.
He is survived by his son, Bob Green, and granddaughter Ashley.
His wife, Kitty, died before him.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., with the Rev. Penelope Duckworth presiding.
Donations are preferred to Dominican Hospital Foundation, 1555 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95065.
Arrangements by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
July 2, 2003
M. Landon Elliott
Services will be Monday for M. Landon Elliott, who died Saturday. She was 44.
Ms. Elliott was a native of Seattle and was a 25-year resident of Santa Cruz County. She worked as a purchasing agent in the wine resale industry. She enjoyed jazz and attending jazz festivals.
Ms. Elliott also enjoyed hiking, backpacking, walking her dog on the beach, dining out and decorating for the holidays. She was a member of Trescony Street Associates.
She is survived by her sister Hope Hooper, and niece Eliza Hooper, both of San Lorenzo Valley.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to the Yosemite Fund, 155 Montgomery St., Suite 1104, San Francisco, CA 94014.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
July 3, 2003
Pamela L. Nelson
Memorial services will be later for Pamela Lynn Nelson, who died June 24 in Santa Cruz. She was 50.
Born in San Mateo, she attended Homestead High School in Sunnyvale, De Anza Junior College and Chico State University.
Upon moving to Santa Cruz she and some friends started the Santa Cruz Art Center.
Nelson taught and authored classes in yoga, dance, aerobic, back care, stress management, relaxation, meditation, therapeutic massage, anatomy, physiology for UCSC, chiropractic and physical therapy clinics in the United States and southeast Asia during the course of 21 years.
She had a college teaching credential in art and design.
Her passions included mountain biking, gardening, hot-tubbing under the stars, collage and cats.
She is survived by her mother, Naomi Harris; stepfather Fred Harris; sister Joanne Nelson; and stepmother Georgia Nelson.
Donations are preferred to the Scotts Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
July 3, 2003
Services are private for Bernadine Cluney of Santa Cruz, who died June 27. She was 76.
A native of Chicago, Mrs. Cluney loved to collect dolls, spoons, write new recipes and send letters to her family. She spent years working at Wentworth Junior High School in Calumet City, Ill.
Mrs. Cluney is survived by her husband, Albert; daughter Betty Ruiz of Santa Cruz; sons Dale of Indiana, Glen and Neil of Urbana, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park & Funeral Home.
July 3, 2003
Services will be July 10 for Edwin "Ed" Bechtel, who died June 20 in his Santa Cruz home. He was 87.
He was born and raised on a farm in Augusta, Wis. He was a longtime resident of Elmhurst, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater, earning a Bronze Star. He returned to Elmhurst after the war and worked his trade as a tool and die maker. He later worked in the real estate and automobile sales businesses.
Bechtel moved to Santa Cruz in 1986 to be near his son.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an active volunteer with the California Grey Bears. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Santa Cruz.
Bechtel will be remembered as someone who could fix almost anything and who spent much time in his workshop.
He is survived by his son, Jim Bechtel of Capitola, and two grandchildren.
His wife, Eva Bechtel, died in May 2003.
A memorial service for Edwin and Eva Bechtel will be held at 2 p.m. July 10 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz.
Burial is under the direction of Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Funeral Chapel.
Contributions are preferred to Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, PO Box 670, Aptos CA 95003.
July 3, 2003
Services will be July 14 for Bruno Dalpoggetto, who died June 20 at his home in Santa Cruz. He was 86.
Dalpoggetto was born into a large Italian family on an apple ranch in Soquel.
During his 86 years he never lost his love of family, farming or the small town of his birth. He was active all his life, never tiring of taking care of an orchard or nurturing a garden.
Dalpoggetto was a member of the 14th Armored Infantry Battalion and was awarded at Purple Heart during his three years of service in World War II. While in Italy, he was able to meet his grandmother and share a meal in her home, a memory he cherished all his life.
He was a laborer for Caputo and Sons and was proud of all the bridges he helped build from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa.
His wife of 49 years, Maxine Green Dalpoggetto, died before him.
He is survived by his daughters, Gypsy Dalpoggetto of Santa Cruz and Jacinta McGinnis of Ben Lomond; son Andre Dalpoggetto of Auburn; sister Mary Byford of Hollister; brother Paul Tola of Nevada; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. July 14 at High Street Community Church, 850 High St., Santa Cruz.
Memorial donations to the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, P.O. Box 670, Aptos CA 95003.
July 3, 2003
Services will be July 19 for Edwina "Eddie" Caddow who died of congestive heart failure Monday at her home in Eugene, Ore. She was 81.
A native of Denver, she was a Santa Cruz resident for many years.
Caddow held an associate of science degree in nursing and was a registered nurse. She worked as a companion nurse and seamstress.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and camping. She was a Red Cross volunteer, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 50-year member of Job’s Daughters.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Smith of Clovis, Thomas Caddow of Belmont and Jo Lynn Turner of Springfield, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Gilbert R. Caddow, died before her.
Services will be 2 p.m. July 19 at Eugene Good Samaritan Chapel in Eugene.
Arrangements are by Andreason’s Cremation and Burial Service.
July 3, 2003
Thom H. Pyle
Thom "Thomik" H. Pyle died Sunday. He was 25.
A native of Santa Cruz, he worked as a graphic artist in computer design for several years. He enjoyed sports as a child, especially soccer and baseball, and helped with the "Kids Street Theatre" in Santa Rosa. He also enjoyed traveling and took recent trips to Thailand and Malaysia.
He is survived by his mother, Laura Howard of Santa Cruz; father and stepmother Donald and Melinda Pyle of Santa Rosa; sisters Jamie Pyle of Springville and Rebecca Zuckerman of Santa Cruz; grandmother Millie Howard of Santa Cruz; and fiancee Kina Sandstrom of Santa Cruz.
A celebration of Mr. Pyle’s life will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum on Empire Grade past Bay Street, Santa Cruz. A reception will be at noon at the Yacht Harbor Manor Clubhouse at 1190 Seventh Ave. in Santa Cruz.
Oakwood Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ataxia MJD Research Project Inc., 1425 Alvarado Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010.
July 4, 2003