Charles L. Schaefer
No services will be held for Charles Lawrence Schaefer, who died Thursday. He was 83.
Mr. Schaefer was born in San Jose and moved to Santa Cruz in 1973.
He was a police officer with the San Jose Police Department for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Schaefer; sons Patrick Schaefer of Soquel and Dale Schaefer of Germany; four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.
At his request, no services will be held.
Contributions are preferred to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.
Arrangements are by Norman’s Family Chapel in Soquel.
August 18, 2001
Ronald D. Miller
Services will be Aug. 26 for Ronald Dean Miller, who died of heart failure Aug. 4 in Payola, Kan. He was 37.
Mr. Miller was born in Santa Cruz and moved to Yreka in 1968. He attended Yreka High School, graduating in 1982, where he was a standout baseball and football athlete.
He attended College of the Siskiyous in Weed, where he continued to play football. After COS, he attended Cabrillo College.
He worked as an electrician and loved to surf. He continued to play minor league baseball as a pitcher for the San Jose Giants until this year.
He is survived by his fiancée, Georgia Meyer; two stepchildren; parents Richard and Margaret Miller of Yreka; sister Kim Weddle of Yreka; brothers Rusty Miller of Nashville, Aaron Miller of Napa; grandmother Nadine Wallace of Anderson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Twin Lakes Beach. For more information, call the family at 479-7121.
Contributions are preferred to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097, or to a local youth athletic association.
August 18, 2001
Noel O. Crockett
Services will be Aug. 28 for Noel Oscar Crockett, who died of pulmonary failure Aug. 8 at VA Hospital in Palo Alto. He was 80.
Mr. Crockett was born in Portland, Ore., and moved to Capitola 12 years ago.
He was a radio man with the Navy in the South Pacific, during World War II and later, an aircraft mechanic with United Airlines.
He was a scholar of Japanese history, and wrote a manuscript "The History of Japan, 1867-1941: The Road to War."
He belonged to the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Capitola, Cabrillo Fitness Club and Nippon Sei Kokei, the Anglican Church in Japan.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Ann O’Hearn of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and son David Charles Vance of Chicago.
His daughter, Mary Kay Crockett, died before him.
Services will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 216 Oakland Ave., in Capitola.
Contributions are preferred to 2nd Century Fund c/o St. John the Baptist, 216 Oakland Ave., Capitola, CA 95010.
August 18, 2001
Hazel Louise Goodwin
Services are Tuesday for Hazel Louise Goodwin, who died Friday at her Las Lomas home. She was 79.
Mrs. Goodwin was born in Osceola, Ark., and had lived in Las Lomas for 45 years. She enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by sons Roy Goodwin of Stockton and Clarence Goodwin of Atascadero; daughters Francis Douglas of Merced, Betty Dillard of Chowchilla, Shirley Potter of Watsonville, Peggy Cabral of Watsonville, Sheila Fields of Coal Grove, Ohio, and Margaret Williams of Mansfield, Ohio; sister Pauline Blackstone of Chowchilla; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Clarence O. Goodwin, and daughters Mary Riley and Phyllis Runion, died before her.
A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery with the Rev. John Hall officiating.
Contributions are preferred to the Hospice/Caring Project, P.O. Box 670, Aptos, CA 95001.
Mehl’s Colonial Chapel is handling arrangements.
August 19, 2001
Delphine ‘De Dee’ Rossi
Services will be Wednesday for Delphine "De Dee" Rossi, who died Saturday at SunBridge Care Center of Monterey. She was 83.
Mrs. Rossi was born in Marseilles, France, and moved to Watsonville in 1948.
She became a citizen of the United States in 1959 and enjoyed a number of professions in Watsonville.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Ann Rossi-Clayton and Charlene Richie; two grandsons; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Her husband, local artichoke farmer Dominic Rossi, died in 1963. Her parents, two sisters and a brother, also died before her.
Calling hours are 5-9 p.m. today at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She will be buried at Watsonville Catholic Cemetery.
August 21, 2001
Margaret S. Chavez
Services will be Saturday for Margaret Sue Chavez, who died Aug. 14 in Watsonville. She was 56.
Mrs. Chavez was born in Prinston, W.Va., and moved to Watsonville 26 years ago.
She was an elementary school teacher for 25 years.
She is survived by her son, Alex Chavez of Watsonville; brothers Roderick Madrid of Watsonville, Angelo Madrid of West Covina and Wesley Aley of West Virginia; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 437 Rogers St., Watsonville.
August 21, 2001
Christopher R. Crawford
Services will be Thursday in Phoenix for Christopher Ryan Crawford, who died Sunday. He was 26.
Mr. Crawford was born in Santa Cruz and moved to Arizona nine years ago.
He was studying electronics engineering at Arizona State University. He was a former president of Delta Chi Fraternity.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Carolyn Crawford of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister Kayla Crawford of Scottsdale; brother Eric of Scottsdale; and his grandparents, retired Lt. Col. James Crawford, and Andy and Louise Zolnay.
His grandmother, Connie Crawford, died before him.
Services will 1 p.m. Thursday at Shadow Rock Congregational Church, 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix.
Contributions are preferred to Santa Cruz High School Centennial Committee, 530 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Arrangements are by Messinger Indian Mortuary in Scottsdale.
August 22, 2001
Services will be Friday for Catarino Garcia, who died Monday at a local convalescent hospital. He was 92.
Mr. Garcia was born in El Paso, Texas, and moved to Watsonville seven years ago.
He is survived by his son, Marcial Garcia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Davis Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St. in Watsonville. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watsonville.
August 22, 2001