Obituaries

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. […]

Richard “Richie” Hansen

Richard “Richie” Hansen

June 25, 1952 ~ November 18, 2017 Richard “Richie” Glynn Hansen, of Aptos, CA passed away peacefully this November. He was born in Oakland, CA to Richard Sr. and Dorothy Hansen. As a child, he taught himself how to play the guitar and as a teen he spent his summers as a camp counselor at […]

Laura Daniel Brown

Laura Daniel Brown

On December 23, 2017, Laura Brown, the Soquel Creek Water District’s General Manager from 1995-2012, passed away after defying the odds by leading a high quality and productive life following her diagnosis of a particularly aggressive and incurable form of cancer in early 2012. Laura had an unwavering dedication and commitment to public service. Through […]

Lydia Forsythe (Adams) Corser

Lydia Forsythe (Adams) Corser

June 14, 1963 ~ October 20, 2017 Lydia Corser — mother, wife, granola girl, bird lover, swimmer extraordinaire and protector of the planet — passed way at home on a recent sunny morning with family at her side. Though she was only 54, she always felt that she had lived a good, full life. Born […]

Famous Santa Cruz Astronomer has Died

Famous Santa Cruz Astronomer has Died

The following press release was issued by UC Santa Cruz SANTA CRUZ — Jerry Nelson, a pioneering astronomer known for his innovative designs for advanced telescopes, died June 10. A professor emeritus of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, Nelson was project scientist for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and had served as project […]

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