CHRISTOPHER SCOTT SCHEFLER
Services will be Wednesday, July 2, 2003 for Christopher Scott Schefler, co-founder of Web Communications who died June 23, 2003 in Oregon. He was 37.
Chris was born in Moses Lake, Washington on December 17, 1965. At the age of 11 he moved with his family to California. He moved to Santa Cruz from San Jose about 13 years ago.
He was a 1983 graduate of Yuba City High School, he attended DeAnza College and San Jose State University. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Humboldt State University. While in college he worked as a computer programmer. In 1995 he helped found a Web hosting company in Santa Cruz. In 1999 the company was sold to Verio, Inc. After the sale he remained with the company as a consultant for a year. Since leaving the company Chris traveled across the US and several foreign countries. He enjoyed windsurfing and snowboarding and spent a good deal of time in Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii and Baja California.
Chris is survived by his parents, Art and Linda Schefler of Shreveport, LA; a sister Beverly Illes of San Diego, a Brother, Brett Schefler of Sarasota, FL.; his maternal grandfather, Harold Archer Sr. of Murietta; a niece, Alexis and three nephews, Austen, Alec and Theodore.
A memorial celebration will be held at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel 1050 Cayuga St, Santa Cruz, Ca. Wednesday July 2, 2003 beginning at 12 Noon.
June 30, 2003
James A. Salvage
Services will be today for James Alfred Salvage, who died of pneumonia March 8 in Menlo Park. He was 70.
Salvage was raised in Los Angeles and lived in Santa Cruz County from 1970-99. He lived in Magalia at the time of his death.
After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He enjoyed restoring antique automobiles.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberlee Clark of San Jose; son Tom Salvage of Soquel; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at San Joaquin Cemetery in Gustine.
Arrangements are by Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills in Los Gatos.
March 20, 2003
Services will be Friday for Margaret Franchi Gemello, who died Tuesday at Dominican Hospital. She was 87.
Born in Italy, she immigrated to the United States as a youngster and settled with her family in New York. As a young woman she was involved in her family’s market in New York before moving to California in the late 1940s. The family established Franchi’s Market in Mountain View.
She retired to Santa Cruz in 1974 and was an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Community.
Gemello is survived by sister, Augusta Navari Barsi of Lucca, Italy; two cousins in Italy; and several nieces and nephews in Mountain View and Los Gatos.
Her husband, Charles Gemello, and parents, Ettore and Martina Franchi, died before her.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Community, 515 Frederick St., Santa Cruz. The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
She will be buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Santa Cruz.
Contributions may be made to Star Outreach, 515 Frederick St., Santa Cruz CA, 95062.
Arrangements are by Pacific Gardens Chapel.
March 20, 2003
A memorial celebration will be Saturday for Myrna Cherin, who died of lung cancer Friday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 67.
Born in New York City, Cherin moved to Santa Cruz in 1977 to work for the county. She retired in 1998 after 19 years of service as a human-resources eligibility worker and a veterans services representative.
She was an active member of Service Employees International Union Local 415, serving as a steward, vice president of the county chapter, president of the retiree’s chapter, delegate to the central and state labor councils, statewide organizer of retiree chapters and as a negotiator.
During retirement, she continued to work with veterans in a post-traumatic stress disorder group at the Veterans Center in Capitola and helped veterans with benefits claims.
Cherin attended the University of Connecticut and graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in special education.
She had a long history of civil rights and anti-war activism, and was a member of the Green Party.
She is survived by twin brother Marvin Cherin; mother Anne Cherin; daughters Nancy Silverrod, CJ Yem and Tanya Harjan; sons Kenneth and Stuart Siegel; and six grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz.
Donations may be made to the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz, P.O. Box 670, Aptos CA 95001, or to WomenCare, P.O. Box 944, Santa Cruz CA 95060.
Arrangements by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
March 20, 2003
A memorial will be later for Herbert Katzen, who died Sunday at his Aptos home. He was 82.
Born in New York, he moved to Aptos in 1989. In his younger years, he was a factory worker, a social worker and a union activist, championing the causes of the oppressed. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He believed the establishment of the United Nations would be an important step toward establishing world peace, his family said.
He married Doris Bookman in 1958, and they moved to California in 1959. After earning his CPA license, he worked as a supervising examiner for the California State Savings and Loan Department until his retirement.
He had a keen grasp of history and the ability to analyze political events as they unfolded. He felt compelled to stay on top of current events. His biggest regret was not being able to participate in the recent antiwar efforts, his family said.
He had a wry sense of humor, and enjoyed camping, hiking, gardening and traveling. He was active with the Sierra Club in Southern California before moving to Aptos.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Katzen; sons Barry and Carol and daughters Beth and Joanne.
March 21, 2003
Services will be Saturday for Arlita Joy Meyer Cunningham, who died Wednesday at her home in Salinas. She was 56.
She was born in Santa Cruz and had lived in Salinas for the past 33 years.
Mrs. Cunningham was a retired line operator at Schilling Spice Co. She enjoyed water skiing and camping, and had an interest in birds, roses and angels. She lso collected Snow White memorabilia. She was a member of American Legion Post No. 329.
She is survived by her husband, William Meyer of Salinas; sons Steven Lee of Folsom, Eugene Cunningham of Salinas and Russell Cunningham of Gilroy; daughter Anita J. Molinari of Salinas; brothers John, Lewis, Larry and Bruce Caton; sisters Toots, Beverly, Donna and Bonnie; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Whitehurst Muller Chapel in Salinas.
Donations are preferred to the Hospice of the Central Coast, Meals on Wheels or a favorite charity.
Arrangements at by Whitehurst Muller Funeral Service.
March 21, 2003
Services are today for Gerald "Jerry" Pollock, who died Monday at his Boulder Creek home. He was 75.
Mr. Pollock was born in Soldier, Kan., and raised on a farm there. He lived in the San Lorenzo Valley for 46 years.
Mr. Pollock served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked as a self-employed carpenter for 50 years.
He was adventurous, family members say, and at age 18 rode an Indian Motorcycle from Kansas to California.
He and his wife honeymooned at the Brookdale Lodge.
Mr. Pollock was an avid hunter who enjoyed the high country. He was also a talented woodworker.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanne Pollock of Boulder Creek; brother Wayne Pollock of Soldier, Kan.; sister Carol Star of Great Bend, Kan.; daughters Katie Dahlen of Boulder Creek, Ann Fisher of Sierra City and Patricia Pollock of San Francisco; son Chuck Pollock of France; and seven grandchildren.
His daughter, Mary Pollock, died in 1984.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m. today at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 13005 Pine St., Boulder Creek.
Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to Habitat for Humanity, 9850 Monroe Ave., Aptos, CA 95003.
March 21, 2003
Lloyd ‘Bunky’ Stanton
Services were private for Lloyd "Bunky" Stanton, who died March 6 of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 62.
Mr. Stanton was born in Hanford and moved to Santa Cruz in 1947. He attended local schools and graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1958.
He was an accomplished football player in high school, where he made the all-CCAL team. He was also a talented track and field athlete.
He met his wife, LaVelle, in college and married her in 1962. He graduated from San Jose State in 1964.
He earned many awards for integrity and hard work at Sprint, where he worked as a manager for the past 25 years.
His greeted everybody with, "Hello there, sports fan." He had a keen sense of humor and found the best in every situation, his family said. He nourished a deep faith in Christianity.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, LaVelle Stanton; daughters Stacie Kennedy of Sacramento and Shanie Gust of Auburn; sister Glenda Barbre of Rhododendron, Ore.; brothers including Wayne Stanton of Santa Cruz; Merle Stanton of Englewood, Colo., Wes Stanton of Pinedale and Greg Stanton of Stratford; grandsons Zackery Gust of Auburn, and Steve and Ryan Kennedy of Sacramento; and nephews and nieces Rodney Stanton of Aptos, Laurie Harris of Zionsville, Ind. and Cindy Faulk of Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to Sutter Auborn Faith Hospice, 11795 Education St., Suite 224, Auburn, CA 95602 or to the ALS Association, 140 Geary St., 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108.
March 22, 2003