Carmen E. Crivello
Carmen E. Crivello died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in Morgan Hill. She was born in Belize, N.M., in 1916.
She is survived by her children Sunny, Andrew, David, Don, Danny, Sammy, Eddie, Stevie, Josie, Leah, Helen, Lucy, Ruth, Gina, Carmenia and Gloria; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren;. Daughters Carmenia and Gloria; son Stevie; son-in-law Richard; grandson James Welch and his wife Monica were with Carmen when she died.
She was loved by many, including her grandson, whom she referred to as “Beautiful One.”
Private services have been held.
Hector E. Herrera
Hector E. Herrera died May 14, 2004, in Gilroy. He was 29 years old and had been suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Hector graduated from Gilroy High School in 1993. He was an avid golfer and loved to play and watch football. Go 49ers! He was a praised Pop Warner Football coach and great mentor. He was a loving son and husband who also lived for his children and was inspired by their spirit.
Hector was everyone's best friend and there will never be anyone like him again. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Herrera; young children David, Steven and Kate Lynn Herrera; father Hector C. Herrera; mother Dianne Garcia-Chapa; sisters Marisol Herrera and Michelle Herrera and brother Christopher Herrera; maternal grandmother Amelia Garcia and paternal grandparents Victor and Celia Herrera.
Vigil Service will be 6 p.m. today at Habing Family Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, at St. Mary's Church, Gilroy, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the Hector E. Herrera Children's Trust Fund, Wells Fargo Bank.
Sydney Brooker died May 16, 2004, in Gilroy at the age of 93.
He was loved deeply by his wife, Rosalyn Brooker; daughters Marcella Brooker and Dr. Laura Richards-Simmons; and everyone else that knew him.
He left us in body, but not in spirit. “Syd” loved to laugh and even more, Syd loved to make others laugh. The laughter will never leave.
He was born in Chicago on July 7, 1910. For most of his life, he lived in Los Angeles. On Oct. 1, 1950, he married Rosalyn. They loved each other for 53 years. On Jan. 5, 1953, Marcella was born. On Jan. 5, 1955, exactly two years later, Laura was born. Syd had very good timing.
Before retiring in 1974, Syd was a film technician for several Hollywood studios. He made “reversals,” which are copies of films used by editors. So, Syd got to see the movies first. During World War II, Syd was in the U.S. Army and taught aerial photography.
Syd loved many things in this world. His family always came first. He never missed 60 Minutes, was a great fan of Dean Martin, and never said “no” to Roz's stuffed cabbage.
Burial was May 19 at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park.
Allen J. Day Sr.
Allen J. Day Sr. died May 17, 2004, at his home at the age of 57.
Mr. Day was born and raised in Baton Rouge. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1964 and served for 10 years during the Vietnam War on the USS Constellation and received the “Sailor of the Year” on the USS Coral Sea. He was a longtime machinest by trade, a past member of the Moose Lodge of Gilroy and an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Giants.
He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren more than anything.
He is survived by his wife, Marie L. Day of Gilroy; children Allen J. Day Jr., Amy Cortez and her husband, Ricardo, and Kathryn Day, all of Gilroy; grandchildren Daniel, Rebecca and James Cortez of Gilroy and Sara Day of Morgan Hill; mother Frances Day of Baton Rouge, La,; siblings Harry Eugene Day (Kathy), Earlene Landry (Tommy), Sandra Guessfield, Connie Evans (Kenny), Gwen Williams (Daryl), Oma Ringe (Mike), Donald Day (Melanie), Gail Pusateri (Phil), Gary Day (Nina), all of Louisiana, and the late Rarick Day; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of Linda Clausen (Kurt) of Mountain View and Jeanne Levratto of Las Vegas, Nev.
Services were this morning, May 21, at Habing Family Funeral Home followed by burial at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park.
The family asks that any donations be made to the American Diabetes Society.
Lena Borgnino died on April 30, 2004. She was 94.
Lena and her husband Louie, who died in 1982, had a prune and walnut farm in Madrone from 1943-1976. Lena helped her husband operate the farm and bring up their two sons on wonderfully prepared northern Italian cuisine. Lena also worked preparing meals for students at the old Burnett Elementary School on Monterey Highway in Madrone.
Since 1976 Lena had lived in Morgan Hill. Lena and Louie lived on San Pedro Avenue on property that once belonged to their good friends, Sebastian and Mary Mangano. After a severe stroke in 1997, Lena resided at Pacific Hills Manor in Morgan Hill where she received many welcome visits from family and friends over the years.
Lena and Louie’s parents were immigrants from Italy around the turn in the century, and they shared their Italian heritage with many friends in the Italian American Club of Morgan Hill for many years. Good food, music and dancing brought them many hours of pleasure and relaxation.
Lena was the last surviving member of the Handlebar Club, a social club of 10 couples and two single women who met monthly for more than 30 years at their homes to enjoy conversation, singing, dancing, games and good food. They held annual dinner dances in Berkeley (invitations were highly prized), annual campouts on the Eel River and gatherings at the Borgnino farm on Daugherty Avenue. The children of the members of the Handlebar Club will always cherish the wonderful times we all had together.
Lena and Louie were loving and devoted parents to their surviving sons, Gary Borgnino of Morgan Hill and Eddie Borgnino of Grants Pass, Oregon.
Lena will be missed but held in loving memory by her sons; daughters-in-law (Gabrielle and Lana); five grandchildren (Leslie Molina, Damon Borgnino, Callida Pfluger, Tess Borgnino and Tanner Borgnino); and three great-grandchildren.
Edward A. Teresi
Edward Anthony Teresi, 81, died May 3, 2004, in Morgan Hill. He was a native of San Jose.
He was the beloved husband of JoAnn Teresi of Morgan Hill; dearest father of Philip Teresi of San Juan Bautista, Steve Teresi of Roseville; stepfather to Mike Bray of San Jose, and Jim Bray of Walnut Creek; and loving grandfather of five grandsons and one granddaughter, Ian, Kris, Joey, Dominic and Katie.
Friends are invited to attend Vigil Services at 7 tonight, May 7, at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m., at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary. Internment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
Fernando R. Fuentez
Fernando R. Fuentez, 75, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, peacefully at his home in Gilroy after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Fuentez moved to Gilroy in 1976 from San Jose. He worked as a residential carpenter for many years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Gilroy. He loved garage sales, lake fishing and camping. He was a good and loving friend to all that knew him.
He was the loving husband of Margarita Fuentez of Gilroy; loving father of David Fuentez (Darlene) of Oregon, Delia Griffith (Rod) of Arizona, Diana Fuentez (Robert) of San Jose, Delma Capen (Jeff) of Gilroy, Daniel Fuentez of Nevada, Delbert Fuentez of Gilroy and Jesus Fuentez (Veronica) of Hanford; grandfather of 21; and great-grandfather of 17. Mr. Fuentez is the youngest of nine brothers and sisters from Texas. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. The family asks that any donations to the Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.