Donald Scott Cornell
Services are pending for Donald Scott Cornell, who died Sept. 1 in Ukiah. He was 54.
Mr. Cornell lived in Boulder Creek for 35 years, moving to the mountain town when its population was 500.
Before moving to Boulder Creek, Mr. Cornell served four years with the Army Security Agency in the Vietnam War. Once in Santa Cruz County, he worked for Pacific Bell repairing phone lines.
He loved the redwoods. He was a good bowler and pool player, regularly visiting the Felton Bowl. In 1985, Mr. Cornell received the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit, the National Safety Council Letter of Commendation and Pacific Bellís Certificate of Honor after saving the life of an unconscious man trapped in a crumpled pickup off Zayante Road.
Mr. Cornell is survived by his fiancee, Kay McCoey of Ukiah; mother Gladys Cornell of Ukiah; sons Jeff Cornell of Santa Cruz and Brian Cornell of Chico; daughters Cynthia Cornell and Colette Pristow, both of Custer, S.D.; brothers Arnie Cornell of Oakdale and Joe Kulka of Castro Valley; and two grandchildren; and four nephews.
Arrangements are by Ukiah Valley Mortuary.
September 29, 2001
Private services will be held for Marilynn Patricia Palermo, who died Monday. She was 66.
Ms. Palermo was born in Chicago, and lived in Santa Cruz for 25 years. Ms. Palermo was an avid reader and jazz lover and worked as a professional cook for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Tony and Mick Palermo, and a daughter, Charlene Wightman.
Normanís Family Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
September 30, 2001
Services will be held April 20 for Belle Marzell, who died March 24 at her Santa Cruz home. She was 84.
Mrs. Marzell was born in New Jersey. She lived in Florida for 22 years before moving to Santa Cruz four years ago.
Mrs. Marzell studied modern dance with Martha Graham in New York and performed with local dance troupes. She worked at her husbandís, optical business, American Eyesight Service in Newark, N.J., before retiring in 1976.
Mrs. Marzell was active in many social and political causes, particularly labor union organizing and civil rights. She enjoyed folk dancing and taught for several years. Mrs. Marzell was an avid Bridge player, cook and baker. She loved to travel and tell stories.
She is survived by daughters Tina Marzell of El Cerrito and Marilyn Marzell of Felton; sisters Julia Mayes of Florida and Jean Boutsikaris of New Jersey; and a niece and nephew.
Her husband, Joe Marzell, and sister Celia Warshawsky died before her.
A memorial service will be held April 20. For information, call Marilyn Marzell at 335-5597.
Contributions are preferred to the Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 or to an organization of choice.
April 8, 2002
Gerald A. ĎJerryí Tucker
Services will be Friday for Gerald A. "Jerry" Tucker, who succumbed to cancer Friday at his Aptos home. He was 65.
Mr. Tucker was born in Cleveland and spent his youth in Freeport, N.Y.
He graduated from Mt. Hermon School on the East Coast and then came to California to attend Stanford University, where he met his wife, Barbara. The couple married in 1959.
Mr. Tucker had lived in Santa Cruz County since 1960, when he joined the countyís newly formed planning department as its fourth employee.
He was a well-known planner who helped bring many local projects to fruition, including Deer Park in Aptos and Pot Belly Beach near Seacliff State Beach, said his wife, Barbara "Bobby" Tucker.
Mr. Tucker became the countyís Zoning Administrator during his 10 years with the department and then opened his own consulting company and worked there for the next 10 years.
He consulted again after his 1990 retirement, until his death.
From 1980-90, Mr. Tucker worked in planning and land acquisition for the former Ditz-Crane Corporation in Santa Clara, a building company.
He was active and loved travel, skiing, hiking and the outdoors.
Mr. Tuckerís ranch became the site of a prospering colony of the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, and he spent several of his last months working to protect them.
Mr. Tucker was happiest with his family, his wife said.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara "Bobby" Tucker of Aptos; brother James Tucker of Auburn; sons Jeffrey Tucker of Livermore and James Tucker of Aptos; daughters Jeanette Bell of Davis and Linda Sossenheimer of Salt Lake City; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Seascape Resort.
Contributions are preferred to Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.
April 8, 2002
Sonya E. Wilkinson
Services will be Saturday for Sonya E. Wilkinson, who died March 31 in her home in Little River.
She was 69.
Mrs. Wilkinson was born in San Francisco and lived in the Santa Cruz area for many years, lastly in Live Oak, where she cared for her stepfather, Donald B. Houston, before his death.
She moved to the Mendocino area in 1999.
Mrs. Wilkinson graduated from Liberty Union High School in Brentwood.
In the 1950s, she worked in the modeling and entertainment industry in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
When she lived in Mendocino earlier, Mrs. Wilkinson had helped to run a craft gallery and worked at the Mendocino Coast Health Clinic.
She raised her daughter in Santa Cruz.
She is survived by a brother, Donald Roger Houston of Aptos; a sister, Janice Sabatini of Concord; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her daughter, Lisa Wilkinson, died before her.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Woods Clubhouse on Airport Road in Little River.
April 10, 2002
Services will be Friday for Charles Rino, who died Friday in Watsonville.
He was 90.
Mr. Rino was born in Starkville, Colo., and moved to Watsonville with his family in 1948.
He spent his early years as a coal miner with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co.
While living in Watsonville, he worked for Texaco Oil Co., Watsonville Meat Co. and Anheuser-Busch Distributing, where he worked for 18 years before his 1977 retirement.
He was a member of the Third Knights of Columbus Council 958, the Fourth Degree Padre Palou Knights of Columbus and a member of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 158.
He is survived by a son, Charles Rino of Menlo Park; daughters Marianne Poblenz of Los Altos and Carol Malmlund of Prunedale; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His wife, Irene, died before him.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Mehlís Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mehlís.
A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Help of Christians Valley Church in Watsonville.
Contributions are preferred to a local hospice or to a charity of choice.
April 10, 2002
Services will be Thursday for Ted Guidera, who died of a heart attack Sunday at his Soquel home.
He was 56.
Mr. Guidera grew up in Rancho Cucamonga and graduated from Upland High School.
He had lived in Soquel for the past 22 years.
Mr. Guidera worked for IBM, and after leaving, he and his wife, Sheryl Guidera, became owners of Kaleidoscope The Parent Teacher Store in Capitola.
Mr. Guidera is survived by his wife, Sheryl Guidera; daughters Shelly Guidera and Stacy Guidera of Soquel; and brothers George and Joseph Guidera of Rancho Cucamonga.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oakwood Memorial Crystal Chapel at 3301 Paul Sweet Road.
The family asked that contributions be made to the American Heart Association in Salinas.
April 10, 2002