Frank Cappa died Nov. 28, 2004, in Morgan Hill.
He was born June 8, 1932, and served in the Korean War, U.S. Army (1952-54).
He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Maryann Cappa; daughters Denise Hightchew and Diana Johnson; stepdaughter Wendy Hartwick; son David Cappa; stepson Robert A. Cooper III; grandchildren Tricia, Joshua, Christina, Jessica, Alisha, Brandon, Heather, Ashley and Adam; stepgranddaughter Hailey; and great-grandchildren, Kaylin, Andri, Cassandra and Hailie.
Cappa was preceded in death by Dorothy Cappa and Mariah Johnson.
Services were Dec. 3 at Mission City Memorial Park, 420 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara.
Claudio Piedra, 78, a longtime Morgan Hill resident, died Nov. 29, 2004, in San Jose. He was born May 15, 1926 in Charlotte, Texas.
Piedra was the loving father of Claudio Jr., Bertha Machado, Danny Piedra and Isabel Piedra; cherished grandfather of eight; great-grandfather of 11; and two siblings.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Juana Piedra.
Friends are invited to attend services at 10am Dec. 6 at Oak Hill Funeral Home’s Chapel of the Oaks, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Interment follows at Oak Hill Memorial Park. An evening service will be at 6:30pm Dec. 5. Arrangements are by Oak Hill Funeral Home.
Consuelo “Connie” Beatrice Bohling
Consuelo “Connie” Beatrice Bohling, 58, died Nov. 21, 2004, in San Martin.
Born May 8, 1940, in Bakersfield, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and had a passion for dancing, especially to country music. Her favorite pastime was going to Buffalo Bill’s. Connie touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with and was a beloved friend to many.
She is survived by her daughter Triola McGovern of Hollister; grandson David McGovern of Hollister; brothers and sisters Gilbert Lemos of Morgan Hill, Tom Lemos of Los Banos, Alicia Diters of San Martin; sisters-in-law Lori Lemos of Los Banos and Helen Lemos of Morgan Hill; and sons-in-law David McGovern of Hollister, Roark Diters of San Martin.
She was “Nina” to Anthony Thomas of Los Banos, Barbara Rodriquez of Gilroy, Lisa McNatt of Stockton, Pancho Ordonez of Tracy, Angela Zuniga of Morgan Hill, Nathan Ordonez of San Jose, Andrea Lemos of Morgan Hill and Gilbert Lemos Jr. of Morgan Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents Narolso and Concha Lemos.
Services were under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Chapel, Los Banos.
George Luis Anzualda
George Luis Anzualda, born Jan. 11, 1955, in Texas, died from natural causes at his home in Castroville on Nov. 22, 2004.
George is survived by his beloved wife, Yolonda Anzualda of Castroville; sisters Consuelo Pina of Gilroy, Juanita Garcia of Castroville and Martha Ramos of Dallas, Texas; brothers Ramon Anzualda of Gilroy, Samuel Anzualda of Gilroy and Reynaldo Anzualda of Seaside; and numerous nieces and nephews of Gilroy and Castroville.
He was preceded in death by his mother Francisca Anzualda.
Funeral services are at 10am today, Nov. 27, at Habing Family Funeral Home. Burial follows at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park.
Robert E. Young
Robert E. Young died Dec. 11, 2004. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving and devoted family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 63.
He was born in Crawford, Texas to Will and Vada Young on May 15, 1941 after which the entire family moved to Avenal. He graduated from Avenal High School and moved to San Jose in 1962. He and his wife moved their family to Morgan Hill in 1983.
Besides spending time with his loving wife, both at home and traveling to their Hawaii and Lake Tahoe condos, Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, football, reading World War II and sci-fi novels, watching John Wayne movies and spoiling his family with his special recipes for chocolate cake and stroganoff. He spent time as Master of the Coyote Grange, helped organize several local golf tournaments and was a proud member of the NRA. He had a long, rewarding career in the insurance industry for both CSAA and USAA Insurance, culminating his career as a regional manager until his retirement in 1999. He returned to work as the manager of Olson Brothers Body Shop in Milpitas for three years until his fight against cancer forced him to focus on his health.
He was beloved husband to Patricia P. Young for 30 years until her unexpected passing Sept. 24, 2004; loving father to Lisa Aragon and husband John of San Jose/Morgan Hill, Kendall Young and wife Stephanie of Sammamish, Wash., Ann Berry of Morgan Hill, and Wendy Wootton and husband Tod of Santa Clara; loving Papa to five grandchildren - Joseph Aragon, Starlyn and McKenna Berry, Collin Young and Krista Wootton; loving brother to Roy “Tex” Young; loving uncle to many nieces and nephews; and dear friend to his “Weigand Brothers” and many more.
He was preceded in death by five other brothers - Edward, Leroy “Lucky”, Howard “Neil”, Paul and Burl.
A remembrance in honor of Rob’s life took place Dec. 17 at the Coyote Grange Hall.
The family asks that any donations be made to the Hospice Program at Santa Teresa Kaiser in San Jose.
Leonora Gladys O’Connor
Leonora Gladys O’Connor died Dec. 11, 2004, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 92.
A native of San Francisco, she moved to Morgan Hill to be closer to family, after having lived on the Peninsula for years. Leonora was a member of the “greatest generation” and often commented on how she went from horse and buggies, to men on the moon, to computers and cell phones … it always astounded her what she had experienced during her lifetime.
She would often comment how she was a “Millionaire in Friends”… and indeed she was. Her life was filled with family, friends and entertaining. Her New Year’s Day open house was a long awaited event in her neighborhood. Even with limited means she always managed to assemble an elegant gathering in food and in spirit.
A lover of the garden who could literally grow anything she put her hands on, she loved to see acres of fresh-tilled soil and dream of what she could plant. She took such pleasure in hunting for leaves at Thanksgiving with her grandchildren and receiving her yearly poinsettia, which she managed to keep blooming well into the next season.
She is survived by children William and Patricia O’Connor, Timothy O’Connor, Kathleen and Steven Shaffer; grandchildren Jennifer and Jimmy Shaffer of Morgan Hill and Pamela Benson Alvarado of San Jose.
A Memorial Mass took place at St. Catherine’s Church in Morgan Hill for the immediate family. Her remains will be scattered in the Sierra near Pinecrest.
Robert Maurice Carroll
Robert Maurice Carroll, born March 22, 1933, in South Dakota, died Dec. 10, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Carroll, who worked 15 years for the Morgan Hill Police Department, retired from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. He retired after 30 years in the National Guard. Carroll loved to travel. He visited China five times and Europe. His family was his greatest love. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Dora Carroll; sons Jerry Maurice Carroll and Aumont Maurice Carroll; daughters Debra Hernandez (Williams), Pamela Cruz, Lorraine Carroll; grandchilden Tricia Aceves (Bobby), Troy Williams, Scott Cruz, Justin Cruz, Lisa Cruz, Kirk Carroll, Amanda Carroll, Sara Carroll, Jenai Carroll; and seven great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose. The exact time of the service has not been decided. A gathering to celebrate his life will follow the service. Details: 779-6662x1969