Obituaries

Jim Chandler, Soquel Resident

Jim Chandler, Soquel Resident

January 11, 1935 – May 14, 2019 James Warren Chandler passed away on May 14, 2019. He died peacefully at home in Soquel with his wife Margie and his loved ones by his side. He was 84 years old. Jim was born January 11, 1935 in Manilla, Arkansas. During his young life his parents moved […]

Noel Smith: Remembering Our Friend

Noel Smith: Remembering Our Friend

Former TPG, Inc. Editor Noel Smith Loses Battle With Cancer By Marsha Strong-Smith Noel Aubrey Smith, former editor of Times Publishing Group, Inc., passed away on June 14, 2019, at the age of 82. Noel is survived by his wife, Marsha Strong-Smith, his 4 children from a previous marriage, and three step children: Tori Strong, […]

Barbara Gorson

Barbara Gorson

Library Champion, Capitola Treasure Aug 18, 1950 ~ Jan 5, 2019 As we try to absorb the day-to-day flow of news, it can be challenging to remember that the world is full of good people doing good things. Barbara Gorson, who died January 5, was one of those good people whose life is well worth […]

Remembering Kay Metz

Remembering Kay Metz

“Artists were among the first individuals to bring the beauty and value of the Watsonville Wetlands to the attention of the general public. This began with plein air painting sessions on and overlooking the wetland sites, followed by exhibitions in various venues in Watsonville and other locales.” As quoted from the Watsonville Wetlands Watch History Journal […]

Doris Sylvia Monte

Doris Sylvia Monte

42-Year Resident of Aptos December 15, 1925 ~ August 3, 2018 Family and friends gathered in Aptos to say farewell to a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted friend, Doris Monte who passed away in Aptos on August 3. Born in San Francisco, she remained a true San Franciscan at heart throughout entire life. She graduated […]

James Carl Aschbacher

James Carl Aschbacher

October 9, 1951 ~ April 25, 2018   It is with heavy hearts that the Pajaro Valley Arts says goodbye to our dear friend James, who left this earth with a suddenness that created a huge hole in our community. Board President Adrienne Momi wrote “James was a very important part of our PVA family, not only a Board […]

Lynne Marie Grossi

Lynne Marie Grossi

January 26, 1956 ~ February 8, 2018 Lynne Marie Grossi of Santa Cruz passed away at the age of 62 on February 8, 2018. She was born in Santa Cruz to Robert L. and Pat Grossi on January 26, 1956. A third generation Santa Cruzan, Lynne attended Harbor High School where she graduated in 1974. […]

Robert Lee Stotts

Robert Lee Stotts

April 14, 1934 ~ February 1, 2018 Robert died in Orange, California. He was 83. Robert was a graduate of Monte Vista Christian School (‘52) and dedicated the girl’s dorms in the name of my sister Renee Lynn Stotts who died in 1975 before having the chance to attend. The fourth of nine children, Robert […]

Lisa Lorraine Stormoen of Aptos

Lisa Lorraine Stormoen of Aptos

December 1, 1964 ~ January 26, 2018 Lisa passed away at home in Aptos surrounded by love. She was born on December 1, 1964 in Oakland, California, the first-born child of Wallace and Susan Stormoen. She graduated from Armijo High School in Fairfield, California in 1982. Lisa married Donald Rutledge in 1987 and they had […]

Greg Schmitt: 54 Years in Aptos

Greg Schmitt: 54 Years in Aptos

August 21, 1931 ~ January 30, 2018 Friends and family are mourning the loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather, and all-around people person, Greg Schmitt who passed away at his Rio Del Mar home on Tuesday, January 30. Greg was born in San Jose, to Dr. Earl O. G. Schmitt and Isabelle (McChrystal) Schmitt. […]

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