Obituaries

Jack O’Neill

Jack O’Neill

March 27, 1923 ~ June 2, 2017 Credited with the invention of the Wetsuit • Founder of the O’Neill brand and O’Neill Sea Odyssey Surfer, ocean lover, boating enthusiast, wetsuit pioneer, balloonist, and founder of the iconic worldwide surf company O’Neill, Jack O’Neill has passed away in Santa Cruz, California, of natural causes at the age of 94 surrounded […]






Steven Dale Glaum

Steven Dale Glaum

Nov. 26, 1954 ~ Jan. 24, 2017 On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, a long-time resident of Aptos, Steven Dale Glaum peacefully passed away. He was 62. Steve was a member of the Aptos High Sports Hall of Fame, Peninsula Oilers Baseball Hall of Fame, U.C. Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame and NCAA DII College World […]






Betty Hagstrom

Betty Hagstrom

April 2, 1925 ~ December 30, 2016 A very special person left us on December 30th. Aptos resident Betty Inez (Holm) Hagstrom passed away, leaving an empty space in the lives of family, friends, and people she had touched. Betty was born in San Francisco on April 2, 1925 in the elevator of the hospital. […]






Kenneth (Ken) Thomas

Kenneth (Ken) Thomas

June 14, 1942 ~ October 28, 2016 Friends and family sadly gathered on November 16 – 17, 2016 to say farewell to a beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend, Ken Thomas, who passed away unexpectedly at his Aptos home, he was 74 years old. As a much loved, long time educator, coach, and community advocate, […]






Noreen Santaluce

Noreen Santaluce

Originator of “Seniors in Action” September 12, 1921 ~ October 11, 2016 By C.J. With a twinkle in her eye, Noreen Collins Santaluce would address a room full of her 90’s Club friends and announce “None of us will get out of here alive, so we may as well have fun!” And so it was […]






Joseph P. Citti

Joseph P. Citti

October 26, 1933 ~ September 10, 2016 Joe passed away peacefully at Dominican Hospital surrounded by his loving family, while wanting them to know he was holding his deceased dachshund, Mickey, in his arms and that he could see his mother waiting for him. Born in San Jose, California on October 26, 1933, Joe cherished his […]






Steven J.B. Hanley

Steven J.B. Hanley

January 26, 1937 ~ December 24, 2015 Born at the beginning of WWII in Taplow, England to Nancie Naylor and James Harris Hanley, Steve and family (sister Carolyn) moved to Rhode Island and Bermuda, then with brother Paul, to Tumacacori, Arizona and finally West Los Angeles. After a year at Radley School, Steve attended UCLA […]






Cathe MacEachern Ganly

Cathe MacEachern Ganly

Mar. 8, 1957 ~ Nov. 15, 2015 After a courageous battle with cancer, Cathe Ganly passed away on Sunday November15, 2015. Cathe spent her entire life in Aptos. She loved her hometown and was very involved in the community. She made a point to be in the “World’s Shortest Parade in Aptos” every 4th of […]






Jeannette Elizabeth Mariner

Jeannette Elizabeth Mariner

November 14, 1990 ~ November 2, 2015 Jennie Mariner was born in Santa Cruz at Dominican Hospital to John and Jean Mariner. Jennie was raised in Aptos and attended preschool at The Children’s Cottage where she was nurtured and loved by the director, Judy McMillan. At the young age of 4, she started riding horses […]






Aptos Loses Icon: Frank Giuliani

Aptos Loses Icon: Frank Giuliani

December 18, 1929 – September 14, 2015 51 Year Resident of Santa Cruz County Frank Giuliani, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home in Aptos on September 14, 2015, after a long illness. He was 85 years old. Frank was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from Polytechnic High School. […]






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