Dorothy G. Sullivan Delucchi
Services will be Wednesday for Dorothy G. Sullivan Delucchi, who died Sunday at Stanford University Hospital. She was 85.
Mrs. Delucchi was born in San Francisco.
She grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated from Holy Cross High School.
She was the last remaining member of the pioneer Sullivan family, who were instrumental in building the railroad between Santa Cruz and Watsonville.
Mrs. Delucchi worked as a telephone operator for Pacific Bell in San Francisco.
She was very involved in raising her grandchildren.
She enjoyed shopping, and was an excellent cook, her family said.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Andrew L. Delucchi and daughters Dorothy Ann Delucchi and Joy Marie Delucchi, all of La Selva Beach; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Ave., Capitola.
Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private.
A vigil is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s. Friends may call from 2-4:30 p.m.
Contributions are preferred to Stanford University Cardiothoracic Surgery, 300 Pasteur Drive, CVRB, Stanford, CA 94305-5407 or to Dominican Hospital Foundation, Cardiac Care Unit, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
June 14, 2002
Robert ‘Bob’ Finley
Services will be June 30 for Robert "Bob" Finley, who died Wednesday in Capitola. He was 81.
Mr. Finley was born in Ottawa, Ill. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from the active Army reserves as a lieutenant colonel.
Mr. Finley worked for the General Casualty Insurance Company of Illinois for 30 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Freeport, Ill., and the Reserve Officers Association.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Finley of Scotts Valley; daughters Pamela Kaiser of Santa Cruz, and Colleen Kaminski of Coronado; brother John Finley and sister Jeanne Berry, both of Illinois; and four grandchildren.
Services are at 1 p.m. June 30 at Oakwood Memorial Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to the Second Presbyterian Church, 203 W. Pleasant St., Freeport, Ill. 61032 or the Omega Nu Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1696, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
June 15, 2002
Aliene Saunders Angel
Services are being held today for Aliene Saunders Angel, who died June 9. She was 92.
Mrs. Angel, affectionately known as simply "Angel," was born and grew up in Palisades, Colo.. She later moved to Santa Cruz with her husband.
Mrs. Angel attended Western State College at Gunnison, Colo. She first worked as a school teacher, and later obtained a position in dairy research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. During her time in Washington, she also played trumpet and banjo in an all-girl orchestra.
In Santa Cruz, she worked as a lab technician for 12 years, but eventually found art to be her true passion. She went back to teaching, this time teaching drawing and painting through the Santa Cruz Art League. She also produced many of her own works, which have received awards and have been displayed throughout California.
Mrs. Angel is survived by brother Barney Saunders of Merrit Island, Fla.
Her husband of 46 years, Jack Angel, died in 1981.
Services are at 10 a.m. at Santa Cruz Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Contributions are preferred to: California Eastern Star Foundation, 16960 Bastanchury Road, Suite E, Yorba Linda, CA, 92886.
June 19, 2002
Harriet P. Schwartz
Harriet P. Schwartz died June 15 at her home in Freedom. She was 81.
Mrs. Schwartz was a native of Washington, D.C. She had lived in Freedom for the past 19 years.
She graduated from George Washington University and earned an associate’s degree in romance languages. She later studied acting and radio at New York University. She did commercials and was a radio announcer in New York City. She also acted during the summer in New York state.
She is survived by a son, Andrew Schwartz of Corbett, Oreg.; and a daughter, Stephanie Schwartz of Portola Valley.
Her husband, Herbert Schwartz, died in 1999.
No services will be held.
Arrangements are by Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 East Lake Ave. in Watsonville.
June 19, 2002
Elaine Ramirez Alvarez
Services will be Thursday for Elaine Ramirez Alvarez, who died Sunday at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. She was 44.
A lifelong Santa Cruz resident, she worked for many years as a medical assistant at local pediatricians’ offices. She attended the Church of the Assumption in Pajaro.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory Alvarez of Watsonville; a son, Gregory Max Alvarez of Watsonville; two daughters, Grace Virginia Alvarez and Gina Paulina Alvarez, both of Watsonville; three brothers, Ray Valdez of Salinas, Sal Ramirez of Castroville and Louis Ramirez of Aromas; two sisters, Antelma Zamarripa of Mexico and Adelina Perez of Watsonville; and her mother, Engracia Valez of Watsonville.
The rosary will be recited 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel in Watsonville. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Assumption in Pajaro. She will be buried at Pioneer Cemetery in Watsonville. Friends may call at Mehl’s after 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributions are preferred to Mehl’s Colonial Chapel to help defray funeral expenses.
June 19, 2002
Services will be Saturday for Virginia Freeman, who died Thursday in Santa Cruz.
She was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. She worked as an accountant for more than 60 years.
Friends and family say she was an open-minded, strong and independent person.
Services will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Neary Lagoon Community Room, 81 Chestnut Street in Santa Cruz.
Oakwood Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
June 19, 2002
Glen Alan Brubaker
Services will be Saturday for Glen Alan Brubaker, who died Saturday in Placerville. He was 47.
Raised in Santa Cruz, Mr. Brubaker lived in Folsom for the past 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling with his friends and spending time with his daughter.
He is survived by his daughter, Megan Brubaker of Orangevale; step-sons Christopher and Anthony Terra of Orangevale; a brother, Dave Brubaker of Sedona, Ariz; and a sister, Carol Brubaker of Scotts Valley.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Green Valley Mortuary, 610 Coloma St., Folsom. He will be buried in Lakeside Cemetery. Contributions are preferred to the donor’s charity of choice.
June 19, 2002
Chiyeko ‘Mary’ Sukekane
Services are Friday for Chiyeko "Mary" Sukekane, who died Saturday. She was 84.
Mrs. Sukekane, a native of Penryn, moved to Watsonville as a teen-ager. During World War II, she and her husband Masao were interned at a camp in Poston, Ariz. The couple returned to Watsonville after the war.
Mrs. Sukekane was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for her family’s strawberry and vegetable farm. She was a member of the Watsonville Buddhist Temple and the Fujinkai — the Watsonville Buddhist Women’s Association.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, dining out, traveling and time spent with her son, Takeshi "Tak" Sukekane of Watsonville..
Besides her son, she is survived by two brothers, Richard Hamada of Loomis and Teruo Hamada of Watsonville; a sister, Satoyo Makishima of Seattle; and several nieces and nephews.
Masao Sukekane, her husband of 45 years, died in 1985. A son, John, died in 1956. Two brothers, Min and Kiyoto "George" Hamada, also died before her.
Private family services will be at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave. Burial will follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
June 19, 2002