Services were June 28 for Randall Brent Shoemake, who died unexpectedly in his sleep June 22 in San Juan Bautista. He was 48.
The Capitola resident had been fighting hemochromatosis, diabetes and high blood pressure for the past few years.
A native of Houston, he spent his childhood in Dallas. A graduate of Mountain View College in Dallas, he worked as an instructor for IBM and later owned the AUTOEXEC computer store in Castro Valley.
Mr. Shoemake was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Air Force, and was awarded many medals including the Purple Heart.
He met his wife in 1986, while working as an instructor for IBM. They traveled around the world and married in Sydney, Australia, on Valentineís Day 1987.
He received a Paul Harris Award for his contributions, and for his work as a member of the Castro Valley Rotary Club.
He was involved with the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce and supported many community organizations including the Friends of the Library and childrenís sports teams.
Mr. Shoemake moved to Capitola in late 1999. He loved the ocean, taking walks on the beach and sailing the Monterey Bay.
In 1998 Mr. Shoemake realized his longtime dream of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Highway 1 along the California coast.
He was a member of the Oakland HOG club and took part in motorcycle runs throughout the state.
He recently found work in Phoenix and was in the process of moving his family there when he died. His family had just packed a truck full of belongings and started the journey toward Arizona. They had stopped for the night at a hotel in San Juan Bautista, where Mr. Shoemake died in his sleep.
He is survived by his wife, Michele Shoemake, formerly of Capitola; daughters Nicole Silva of San Diego and Jennifer Shoemake of Capitola; sons Randall, Michael and Jack Shoemake, all of Dallas; brothers George and Gene Shoemake, both of Dallas; mother Edwina Shoemake of Dallas; and two grandchildren.
His ashes were scattered June 28 in the waters off Santa Cruz near the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive. .
Grunnagle Ament Nelson Crematory, in Hollister, was in charge of arrangements.
July 25, 2003
Services are pending for Thomas Lindsay, executive director of the Santa Cruz AIDS Project, who died in his sleep Saturday from internal bleeding caused by liver failure. He was 46.
Mr. Lindsay came to Santa Cruz from Sonoma County in February to take over as the organizationís director.
"He was very committed to the AIDS epidemic," AIDS Project community relations director Shaunessy Jones said Thursday. "He just had it all. He was a great leader with wonderful vision."
Mr. Lindsay was also the community co-chair of the HIV Services Consortium of Sonoma County.
Even though Mr. Lindsayís time directing the AIDS Project spanned only six months, Jones said, he "touched many lives with his generosity and compassion, his humor and humility, his poise and panache."
Jones said Mr. Lindsay had received treatment for his health problems, and his friends thought he was "doing better".
Before moving to Santa Cruz, Mr. Lindsay served as the executive director of Face to Face, Sonoma Countyís AIDS service organization.
It was a common assumption, Jones said, that Mr. Lindsay had AIDS, but he did not.
For the past 30 years, he was open about his homosexuality.
"He was very proud of that," Jones said.
Mr. Lindsay was a native of Fort Wayne, Ind.
He is survived by brothers Robert Lindsay Jr. and John Lindsay both of Fort Wayne, sisters Linda Holt of Oakland and Laura Smart of Pleasant Lake, Ind.
A public memorial service will be in Santa Cruz in August.
Another service, also open to the public, will be Sept. 27 in San Francisco.
Contributions in honor of Tom Lindsay can be sent to the Santa Cruz AIDS Project, P.O. Box 557, Santa Cruz, CA.
July 25, 2003
Richard N. Selberg II
Services will be Saturday for Richard N. Selberg II, who died Tuesday in Bonny Doon after a heart attack. He was 59.
He was born and raised in Santa Cruz and graduated from Santa Cruz High School. He attended Cabrillo College.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, and worked as a lineman and underground troubleman for Pacific Gas & Electric.
Mr. Selberg enjoyed fishing, blues music, collecting antiques, cooking and beer-making.
He was involved with the Moose Lodge and National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his mother, Marie Selberg of Santa Cruz; daughter Michelle Carr of San Diego; a grandchild, an aunt and uncle.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery, 2271 Seventh Avenue, Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Pacific Gardens Chapel is handling arrangements.
July 25, 2003
Michele R. Doe
No services are planned for Michele R. Marra-Parella Doe, who died at her home in Lunenburg, Mass., on Saturday after a 14-month battle with breast cancer. She was 33.
Mrs. Doe was born in Nurnberg, Bavaria, Germany. She was raised in Worcester and Millbury, Mass.
As a child, she spent summers in Santa Cruz and later lived here for more than three years while she attended college. She returned to Millbury, Mass., after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. She later moved to Peterborough, N.H.
She was a graduate of Millbury High School in Millbury, Mass.
Mrs. Doe was president of the Lunenburg Pop Warner Association and was very involved in her childrensí sporting events.
She enjoyed attending all of her sonís football and basketball games and watching her daughterís cheerleading team competitions.
She helped her mother found a Chapter of Tough Love in Worcester, Mass.
Mrs. Doe worked as the operations manager at DCU Financial Network in Littleton, Mass. Previously, she was an executive assistant at Gorman Richardson Architects and an office manager for the countyís corporate office in Peterborough, N.H. She also was a notary public.
She is survived by husband Mark Doe of Lunenburg; son Joshua James Parella of Lunenburg; daughter Ashleigh Rene Parella of Lunenburg; stepsons Jesse Ethan and Nathan Alex Doe of Lunenburg; stepdaughter Crystal Lyn Doe of Lunenburg; mother Virginia Angers Marra, and stepfather Richard Bernard, both of Shrewsbury, Mass.; father James Marra of Santa Cruz; brother Christopher James Marra of Phoenix; maternal grandmother Phyllis Boucher Angers of Auburn, Mass.; and three uncles, two aunts and several cousins.
No funeral services are planned. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Monoosnock Country Club in Leominster, Mass.
Contributions are preferred to the trust fund for the Parella-Doe children, c/o DCU Financial, 255 Great Road, P.O. Box 1063, Littleton, MA 01460.
Arrangements are by the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Family Funeral Homes.
July 29, 2003
Hazel Marie Kunde
Services will be Wednesday for Hazel Marie Kunde, who died Friday in Santa Cruz. She was 95.
Mrs. Kunde was born in Redding. She moved to Santa Cruz as a child where she was raised and attended local schools. After graduating from high school she went to work as a legal secretary for Stanford Smith and later for Raymond Goodrich. Following her marriage to Roy Kunde, she traveled with him as a result of his job with Union Pacific Railroad for a number of years before settling back in Santa Cruz.
Mrs. Kunde was a member of San Agustin Catholic Church and the Native Daughters of the Golden West. She was described as a person with incredible wit and a positive attitude. She was an outstanding pool player and enjoyed playing cards.
She is survived by nieces Lola Horning of Las Vegas, and Dr. Colleen West of Coral Gables, Fla.; and nephew Rory Horning of Montana.
Her husband Roy died in 1980. Her brother Albert and sisters Viola and Anita also died before her.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Agustin Catholic Church, 257 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at San Agustin.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Seventh Ave., Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to Driftwood Health Care Center, Resident activity fund, 675 24th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
July 29, 2003
Patricia AnnVan Lanen
Services will be Wednesday for Patricia Ann Van Lanen, who died Saturday at Watsonville Community Hospital after a short illness. She was 56.
Mrs. Van Lanen was a Seattle native who lived in La Selva Beach for 23 years.
Mrs. Van Lanen worked for Vidar, the California Menís Colony in San Luis Obispo and most recently at Vanís shoe store in Watsonville.
Mrs. Van Lanen enjoyed sewing, reading and computers. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife and loved her pets. When her children were young, she was active with the parents club at the Salesian Sisterís School.
She is survived by husband James of La Selva Beach; sons Patrick Duron of Burlingame and John and Nicholas, both of La Selva Beach; daughter Michele Vadnals of Healdsburg; sister Donna Storey of Seattle and San Luis Obispo; and one grandson.
A vigil service will be 7 p.m. today at Mehlís Colonial Chapel. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
Contributions are preferred to the charity of your choice.
July 29, 2003