Friday, January 18, 2013


IVANO SAYS:  The below Remembrance
 of Herman Mondo was first published
 in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Herman Mondo
December 21, 1932-
January 14, 2013
Resident of Santa Cruz
Herman Raymond Mondo passed away on January 14, 2013 at his

Santa Cruz home after a long time illness. He was 80.
Herman was born in Santa Cruz on December 21, 1932,

 the son of Mario and Antonietta (Orecchia) Mondo. He grew
up in Santa Cruz where he attended Laurel Kindergarden,
 Mission Hill Elementary and Middle School
 and was a graduate of Santa Cruz High School,
 Class of 1952. He later attended San Jose State.
He was a life time resident of Santa Cruz.

He owned and operated a Coors Beer Distributor 
with his brother John for over 20 years. He also
 farmed on the north coast and was active in
 real estate investing.

He was a member of Holy Cross Church, the
 Marconi Club, Forty
Thieves Tracy Gun Club and a life member of
 the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge. Herman enjoyed life
and loved spending time with his family and
friends. He loved duck hunting, trout fishing and
hunting for mushrooms.
He is survived by his brother and sister in law,

John and Nadia Mondo of Santa Cruz;
 his nephew, Ron Mondo and his wife, Sandi
and there children, Mason and Nico; his niece,
 Michelle Mondo and her children,
Anthony and Sophie. He was preceded in death
 by his parents, Mario Mondo and
Antonietta Orecchia Mondo.
Services will be held at Benito Azzaro Pacific
Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz,
CA on Monday January 21, 2013
at 1:00 pm. A visitation will be held at
Pacific Gardens Chapel
on Sunday from 4pm until 6pm. Please visit to light a candle
or express your condolences to Herman's family.
The family wishes to express their deepest

 appreciation and thanks to
Care From the Heart Home Service and
 especially to his care givers Leigh Galang
and Heidi Rodriguez for the loving and
compassionate care they provided Herman
 during his illness. The family would also
like to express a special thanks to all of
Herman's friends who visited
and kept him company during his illness.
In lieu of flowers contributions are

 preferred to the Shriners Hospital
 for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento,
 CA 95817.
 Addio Herman. Until
we meet
 again, "Across Il Ultimo Ponte". 

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