Brian Garcia died suddenly at his home in Los Banos Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the age of 34 years.
Brian was born and raised in Gilroy. He attended El Roble Elementary School, South Valley Junior High and Gilroy High School. He worked for Waste Management in San Jose for the past six years. He previously worked at the Nob Hill warehouse in Gilroy for 10 years.
He was the loving husband of Dee Dee Garcia of Los Banos; loving father of Joseph Raymond and Brandon Hunter Garcia, both of Los Banos; dear son of Joe Garcia and his wife, Debbie of Gilroy and Alayne Anello, and her husbnd, Peter of Tres Pinos; brother of Alicia Estrella and her husband, John of Morgan Hill. He also is survived by many uncle, aunts, cousins and friends in the Gilroy area.
Funeral services will be held 3pm today, Nov. 16, at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy with visitation beginning at 2pm. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Gilroy.
Janetta Lee Kelley
Janetta Lee Kelley, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the age of 70.
Janetta was also one of Gilroy Unified's most respected educators with 29 years of service as a physical education teacher and coach. Janetta lived an active life dedicated to her family, church, love of nature and touched thousands of lives throughout her career.
Janetta was born into the Oklahoma dust bowl family of Tom and Pauline George on Aug. 9, 1932. She lived and worked on the family farm until the family moved to Grover, Texas, where she graduated from high school in 1951. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Portales, N.M., where she attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated with a bachelor's of science in education in 1955. In 1958 she married the love of her life, Avis Kelley, in Portales. Janetta taught at junior and senior high schools at Jal, N.M., Wasco and Hanford, from 1956-1959. After moving to Gilroy in 1964, she left teaching to raise her children. She re-entered teaching in 1967 at Brownell Junior High School in Gilroy. She transferred to South Valley Junior High in 1979 and remained there until her retirement in 1990. Janetta and her husband did a fair amount of traveling until her diagnosis of Alzheimer's in 1993.
Janetta's faith played an important part in her life. Soon after moving to Gilroy, she and her husband Avis joined the Gilroy Presbyterian Church where they nurtured their children's faith and found a community connection. The friendships they made here were to last a life-time.
Janetta was a wonderful, loving wife and superb role model to her children and their close friends. Her strong presence in her family will certainly be missed.
She invested her life toward making a difference in the lives of many generations of our community's youth. After graduating from college, Janetta spent the next 35 years coaching and counseling junior and senior high students. Many of these teams and individuals went on to win local, state and even national acclaim. Her caring and devotion to her students will have lasting effects in the lives of our community for generations to come.
Janetta had a zeal for life and its many adventures. She rarely lived a moment where she wasn't planning, or pursuing her multitude of interests: reading, gardening, training horses and taking daily walks with her dogs and any family members she could convince to come along. In addition, she loved to plan great summer vacations to ensure her family had quality time together. Her trips took her to camping spots through out the western United States, motor home trips across the United States and the occasional trip overseas to include Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
Janetta was a woman of incredible strength of body, mind, and spirit. Her passion for living and loving touched thousands of lives over several generations. Although she will be greatly missed by her family and community, Janetta will continue to inspire through her memory. She is certain to be a pleasant addition to her heavenly home and coaching with the angels soon.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years Avis; adoring children Kalvin Kelley and fiancée Cynthia Lee of San Luis Obispo, Michon Kelley and fiancée Ed Schrenk of San Luis Obispo, Namra and her husband Ken Pourroy; grandchildren Mitchell, Janeece and Kade Pourroy; sister and husband Yvonna and John Goicovich and family from LaSelva Beach; and brother L.J. George and his wife Carmen and their family still living in Vinson, Okla.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave. Visitation will begin on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Habing Family Funeral Home.
The family asks that any donations be made to South Valley Junior High Girls Athletic Fund.
Vittorio Del Rosso
Vittorio E. Del Rosso died Jan. 25, 2003, at Santa Teresa Hospital in San Jose. He was 65 years old.
A native of Molina di Quosa, Pisa, Italy, Mr. Del Rosso was a member of the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau.
He was the husband of the late Gloria Del Rosso (1998); brother of Simonetta Del Rosso, Albertina Arzilli, both of Italy, and the late Remo Del Rosso; uncle of Alesandro Arzilli and his wife, Antonella of Italy; great-uncle of Lorenzo and Alessandra Arzilli, both of Italy; and cousin of Georgia Del Rosso of Burlingame, Leo and Marie Del Rosso of Burlingame, Laura Del Rosso of San Francisco and Silvio Del Rosso of San Mateo.
He will be missed by Rose Mammini and family of San Martin, cousins of wife Gloria. He is also survived by many friends and relatives in Italy and the Bay Area.
Visitation is until 6 p.m. today, Feb. 4, at Habing Family Funeral Home in Gilroy. Services will begin Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Gilroy.
The family asks that any donations be made to a favorite charity.
Isabel Cadei, died Nov. 16, 2004. She was our loving wife, proud mother and grandmother and a committed member of her church and community. She worked tirelessly in support of services for the developmentally disabled.
Isabel was born and raised in Hollister. She married in 1942 and relocated to Gilroy with her husband, Raymond Cadei, at the end of World War II.
Isabel was a founding member and the first president of the Association for the Developmentally Disabled. She was instrumental in bringing many programs for the disabled to Gilroy including the recently opened Villa Esperanza apartment complex, which is specially designed to accommodate the developmentally disabled. She was an active member of Women in Touch, St. Mary's Church, Italian Catholic Federation and the Catholic Ladies Aide Society. She and Ray worked at the Gilroy Garlic Festival for 23 years and Isabel volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Bank and the Special Olympics.
She is survived by her loving husband Raymond P. Cadei of Gilroy; Her children Raymond M. Cadei and his wife Toni Moore of Sacramento, Diane Cadei of Salinas, Lydia Cadei of Gilroy, Cecilia Cadei Mitchell and her husband Steven Mitchell of Eagle, Idaho and Kay Cadei Newby and her husband J. Clark Newby of Redwood City. Grandchildren Emily Cadei of Washington D.C. Carolyn Cadei of Pontlevoy, France, Mathew Mitchell of Eagle, Idaho, Grace and Sam Newby both of Redwood City; Sister Marsha Jolley of San Jose and numerous nieces, nephews and many relatives in Spain. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Isadora and Caetano Garcia and her sister Mary Hall.
Visitation will begin at noon, Sunday, Nov. 21, at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. A Vigil will begin at 4pm. Funeral Services will begin at 9:30am on Nov. 22, at the funeral home, then move to St. Mary's Church for Mass at 10am. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Gilroy. The family would appreciate donations to HOPE Rehabilitation Services - Gilroy Facility, 8855 Murray Avenue, Gilroy in her memory.
Robert F. Card
Robert F. Card died of natural causes at his son’s home in San Juan Capistrano on Nov. 12, 2004. He was 76.
A native of Detroit, Mich., Mr. Card moved to Hollister in 1963 from Van Nuys, then to Gilroy in 1968. He worked as maintenance supervisor for Gilroy Foods for 27 years - retiring in 19-90. He also acquired an engineering certificate during his career. He was an Air Force-Air National Guard veteran working as an armament technician.
He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a hard working man but he always put his family first.
He was the loving husband of Barbara Card of Gilroy; dear father of John Card of Newman, Robert Card of San Juan Capistrano, Larry Card of Newman, Loralee Card of Gilroy and Scott Card of San Jose; grandfather of Tim, Kyle, Matthew, Loralee, Patrick, Ami, Casey, Alex, Justin, Sheridan, Kaleena and Kendra; great-grandfather of eight; brother-in-law of Clora Conn of Idaho and Ted Barney of Nevada; nephew of Ruth Kennedy of Ohio; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Burial took place at San Joaquin National Cemetery, Santa Nella.
The family asks that any donations be made to the Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
David A. Diaz died at his father’s home in Gilroy on Nov. 14, 2004, after a short illness. He was 43.
David moved to Gilroy with his family in 1973. He attended Brownell Junior High and graduated from Gilroy High School in 1979. He worked as a welder for FMC (Food Machinery Corp.) in San Jose for 13 years.
David enjoyed camping and fishing with his daughter, nephews and nieces. He was a native of Monterey Park.
He is survived by his wife, Olivia Subia of Gilroy; son Bob Diaz of Gilroy; daughter Veronica Diaz of Arizona, brother Gary Diaz of Gilroy and Terry Godwin and her husband, Craig, of Auburn, nephews and nieces James Gamino of Gilroy, Jaymie Gamino of Gilroy, Jason Gamino of Camp Pendleton, Garron Diaz of Los Banos and Christina Diaz of Los Angeles.
He was great-uncle of four and also is survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in Gilroy.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother Terry Diaz (1995), daughter Michelle Rose Diaz (1987), brother Chris Diaz (2003).
Memorial Mass takes place at 1pm today, Nov. 20, at St. Mary’s Church.
Arrangements were under the direction of Habing Family Funeral Home.