Helen W. Floyd
Private services are planned for Helen Watkins Floyd, who died July 8 in Santa Cruz. She was 97.
Mrs. Floyd was born in Redfield, S.D., and moved to California as a child. She spent much of her adult life in the Los Angles area and La Jolla. She moved to Aptos in 1976.
She graduated from UCLA, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Mrs. Floyd was a patron of the Santa Cruz Symphony, Cabrillo College Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and local arts groups.
She traveled with her husband through Europe and Mexico and she had a gift for languages, including Spanish, Russian, Latin and Greek.
She loved to read fiction, scholarly articles and poetry and enjoyed gardening and bird watching.
She is survived by son Denis Floyd; daughter Jennifer Anderson; and daughter Christina Floyd, all of Santa Cruz.
Her husband, Paul Floyd, died before her.
Contributions are preferred to theater, music or arts programs.
Santa Cruz Memorial Park and Funeral Home handled arrangements.
July 17, 2003
Services will be later for Domenic Giusto, who died June 11 in Modesto after suffering a heart attack. He was 52.
Mr. Giusto was born in San Francisco and raised there and in Felton, where he lived for 10 years. He also lived in Santa Cruz and San Jose.
He worked as a pianist at Nordstrom in San Jose, and as a real estate broker in Santa Clara and San Joaquin counties.
Mr. Giusto loved music and his band led the entertainment for the Italian Festival in San Jose for several years. He was also active in groups serving abused woman, children and the homeless, friends say.
He is survived by niece Jacqueline Giusto of San Francisco; and two nephews.
His brother, Jack Giusto, died before him.
Friends are planning a memorial service. Call (408) 623-4959 for details.
July 18, 2003
Services will be later for Helen Louise Shelander, who died Monday at her home in Aptos. She was 79.
Born in Oakland, she had been a resident of Santa Cruz County since 1975. She worked as a real estate agent for 25 years. She enjoyed playing bridge.
She is survived by daughters Diane Shelander of New Zealand and Leigh Andreatta of Doris; brother Wallace Boucher of Hayward; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be later.
Arrangements are by Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St. Santa Cruz.
July 18, 2003
Peter R. Young
Private services will be Saturday for Peter R. Young who died Sunday at his home in Watsonville. He was 60.
Mr. Young was born in New York, N.Y., and raised in Rochester, N.Y.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
He moved to Santa Cruz in 1971 and then to Watsonville in 1983.
Mr. Young owned Young’s Tire Service in the Pajaro Valley.
In his youth, Mr. Young was a member of the Boy Scouts and achieved Eagle Scout, the highest scouting award.
As an adult, he founded Boy Scout Troop 505 in Pajaro and remained active with the troop until his death.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Diane Young of Watsonville; son Pete Young of Watsonville; daughter Sheilah Oakley; and sister Ellen Young of Lincoln Hills.
Private services will be held Saturday. Burial will be at Valley Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to Boy Scout Troop 505, Together in Pajaro at P.O. Box 2135, Watsonville, CA 95077 or to a favorite local charity.
Arrangements are by Mehl’s Colonial Chapel,
July 19, 2003
John ‘Jack’ W. Friel
Services will be Tuesday John "Jack" W. Friel who died Thursday after a brief illness at the Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg, Pa. He was 79.
Mr. Friel was born and spent most of his life in Tarentum, Pa.
He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Natrona, Pa., and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he received a bachelor’s of art in business.
He moved to Capitola in 1974 where he owned a convenience store with his wife, Betsy Friel.
They later sold their store and worked for Palace Office Supplies. Mr. Friel was employed as an outside sales person for the company.
He and his wife retired and moved back to Pennsylvania in 1988.
Mr. Friel was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He also enjoyed working on home projects with his wife.
He is survived by his daughters Tricia Barrett of Santa Cruz, and Ann Josefoski of Tarentum, Pa.; and sons Duncan O’Friel of Pleasanton and Bill O’Friel of Banner Elk, N.C.
His wife of 57 years, Betsy Friel; and sons John and David O’Friel died before him.
Friends may call Monday at the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, Pa.
Mass will be Tuesday at Mount St. Peters Church in New Kensington, Pa. Burial will take place at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Fraser, Pa.
Contributions are preferred to Catholic charities or hospice programs.
Arrangements are by the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home.
July 19, 2003
L. Earle Dyke
Services will be Tuesday for L. Earle Dyke who died Wednesday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was 94.
Mr. Dyke was born and lived in Cedarville until he moved to Aromas in his youth. He moved to Watsonville in 1934. Two years before his death he moved to Coeur d’Alene to be closer to his daughter.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho.
He worked as a barber at the Resetar Hotel. After retiring in 1998, he still provide his hair-cutting services to people who could not leave their homes.
He was a member of the American Legion, United Presbyterian Church of Watsonville, S.I.R.S., and the YMCA.
Mr. Dyke loved to play golf, and, at 88, he reached a golfer’s lifelong goal of scoring his own age.
He is survived by his daughter Pat Dyke of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; son Don Dyke of Pleasanton; and stepson David Enemark of Woodland.
His wife, Ethyl Dyke, died before him.
Contributions are preferred to Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 85835.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park in Watsonville.
Arrangements are by Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.
July 19, 2003
Jean Lincoln Murphy
Private services will be July 26 for Jean Lincoln Murphy who died July 11 at the home of her brother in Santa Cruz. She was 84.Ms. Murphy was born in Santa Cruz.
She graduated from Live Oak Elementary School, Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz High School and Sacramento Junior College.
Ms. Murphy worked with the Jewish Home Federation for 40 years. After retirement, she moved to Tucson, Ariz., and spent every summer on the West Coast.
She is survived by her brother Robert Lincoln and his wife Mary Lee Lincoln of Santa Cruz; nieces Janet Rupp of Capitola, Barbara Lincoln of Santa Cruz, Jo Ann Hamilton of Santa Cruz; and nephew Robert W. Lincoln of Hollister.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
July 19, 2003