Wednesday, May 07, 2014


Marvin A. Ameil

1924 - 2014 | Obituary  Condolences
Marvin A. Ameil Obituary
Marvin A. Ameil
Sept. 9, 1924 – April 8, 2014
Resident of Santa Cruz
Passed away April 8, Sacramento. 7th generation Californian born September 9, 1924, Santa Cruz to Joseph and Mable Ameil. Married Patricia Ann Beard October 20, 1946, Garfield Park Christian Church. Longtime employee of H.H. Ledyard & Company and Santa Cruz Police Reserve. WWII veteran, U.S. Army, wounded and decorated in Pacific Theater of Operations, Northern Solomons, Bougainville. Numerous awards and citations including Purple HeartBronze Star Medal, WWII Victory Medal.
Preceded by wife, Patricia and sister, Verna Ameil Whitaker. Survived by son, Richard Ameil (Dean); daughters, Janet (George) Arnott and Judi (Tom) Vlassis; grandchildren, Melanie (Mike) O'Connor, Jamie (Lannis) Pope, George (Abby) Arnott, Jr., and Ashley (Curtis) Knight; and nine great grandchildren.
Memorial service May 8, 2:00 p.m. Santa Cruz Memorial Mission Chapel.

Ivano says (Cont'd): Pictured below is Marvin Ameil as a Santa Cruz Police Reserve working the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.      
 And pictured below, (center, on the drums) is Marvin's father, Figlio della Costa (Son of the Coast), Joseph "Black Joe" Ameil with his band, performing on a Santa Cruz North Coast Ranch.  The occasion was my father's (Gervasio "Bronco" Comelli) going away party in 1931.  My father was returning to Italy to find hinself a bride (my mother Valentina Bressani). My father is the fellow center left, front row, with bow tie.

Addio Marvin Ameil. Until we all meet again, "Across il Ultimo Ponte" (The last Bridge).

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