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Peter Skilj February 18, 2013 at 03:37 am
it sucks that Mr. naylor is gone. What a great guy. he really did make you feel at home in hisRead More class. Looking back I was a little jerk but he let me be me and always gave me honest feedback. He let my band play on numerous occasions and you always felt that he supported music of all kinds. I graduated in 1994 from Prospect and he is the one me and my friends reminisce about. My brother also thought the world of him. RIP Mr. Dan Naylor. love ya big guy!!!
Dick King February 20, 2013 at 01:49 am
Dan Naylor had a big, big heart. He was an outstanding musician and loved sharing his passion forRead More music with his students. I served as president of the Prospect Music Boosters for several years, joined Dan and his musicians on many trips to Disneyland and Reno, and helped Dan as the emcee of many of his concerts. We had a great time together. He was a close friend to me and my family and we are devastated that he is gone. May all of his students continue their musical pursuits as a tribute to him.
Tristan Selzler February 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm
Dan Naylor was an outstanding educator and a good friend. I graduated from Prospect High School inRead More 2002. At the time I was a kid with behavior problems, and bad grades, showing nothing more than potential . . no college plans, no motivation. In spite of this, Dan took our band to the Reno Jazz Festival, where I was able to perform in a featured showcase that earned me a scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno, where I am now a degree holding graduate student and combo coach. Now I am a professional musician, and I owe that to Mr. Naylor. I can't say enough about how he nurtured and developed students, especially ones that showed a passion for music. Naylor played every instrument and went about teaching, performing, and class management the only way he knew how: With all his heart. Recently we had become friends - I visited him whenever I went to see my family in SJ, he attended the gigs I played in SJ, etc. This news comes as a shock, very very sad. However, I find comfort knowing that his work, his students, and his life's passions will carry on long after this sad time for CUHSD. I have so much love and respect for this man, and am so proud to have known him. Dan, I owe you my career. Thank you. Rest in peace.
Peter S. Carter September 17, 2012 at 03:17 pm
What for the presence of Dr. Jerry Hanson on a Santa Fe vacation with the Weimers some thirty yearsRead More ago, we'd have attended Leigh's services back then. Seems that the cocktail onion in his gibson got the best of him and it was only Jerry's quick and expert application of the Heimlich Maneuver (causing the onion to pop out very unceremoniously) that Leigh was able to continue on for several more decades. Very sad that we will never be able to share cocktails again with a most delightful friend. Peter S. Carter 45 Broadway
Larry Cargnoni September 17, 2012 at 07:21 pm
It was wonderful to hear his voice and his thoughts on KLIV every so often post-retirement.Read More Condolences to his family.
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Carmen Yepez May 3, 2012 at 11:50 am
She did good while here and also left our community a wonderful little gem of a park. Bless her andRead More may she rest in peace.
Jason Noriega July 28, 2012 at 03:21 pm
I'm sad to hear Ms. Stojanovich passed away. It was a pleasure meeting her and a honor talking withRead More her.
Helen Krummenacker December 5, 2011 at 12:15 am
Thank you, Occupy Santa Cruz, for showing that the movement *is* needed, even in a place I thoughtRead More was about progressive values and local businesses.
Brian December 5, 2011 at 05:41 pm
Local business makes a living on outside money and people bringing it in in the form of tourism,Read More retirees and students. As a result of this santa cruz has a huge homeless population along with a equally huge and even larger alcohol and drug addict and mentally unstable population. Denial has been a river called the san lorenzo levee. For as long as memory serves, and memories are short in santa cruz, the river and forests up the river have been a madhouse of heroin, meth and alcohol zombie territory. Along comes occupy wall st and the mentally unstable citizens that live in this town spouting tv inspired madness, college students learning community organizing skills, and every political action committee. But whos the real occupiers that have been around for a lot longer than all of them occupying this area? The homeless and drug addicts alcohol fueled wackos. So whats all this really about wall st, or santa cruzs social dysfunction?
Mayra Flores de Marcotte October 7, 2011 at 05:59 pm
I work at Orchard Valley Coffee pretty frequently throughout the week. I always saw Ted hoveringRead More over various groups of people, smiling a quiet smile. I wasn't actually introduced until his daughter, Pam passed away in July. Gary Dunn, a local homeless man that spends his afternoons at OVC made the initial introduction. I saw the flyers Ted and his family were passing out and asked if I could help get the word out. Ted sat down with me and told me his story, shared with me stories about his family, his daughter and his life up to that point. After the piece went up on the site, Ted always made it a point to come out to my table and say hello, give me a hug and tell me I was doing good work on the site. I saw Ted last week, at Orchard Valley and he gave me a hug, told me "nice work" and moved on to the next table. His smile and presence will be missed.
renee rettick April 16, 2012 at 01:44 am
He will truly be missed. My prayers are with you.
Majeeda Murtaza August 31, 2012 at 01:49 am
I was watching a tv show that aired Andrew's story. What a wonderful and spiritual young man, thatRead More had his whole life ahead of him. My prayers are with his family and loved ones.
Kenneth Lyon July 15, 2011 at 02:39 pm
A very warm and sensitive obituary for my friend Ted's daughter Pam Mehalco. Thank so much...kenne
Mayra Flores de Marcotte July 17, 2011 at 06:52 pm
Thanks Sheila. And thanks Kenneth. It really was my pleasure. I'm glad we at Patch could help theRead More family, if just in this small way, to get the story of their daughter out there, and the information for her celebration.
israel July 19, 2011 at 03:59 pm
Wow, I knew Pam. I used to see her everyday when I worked in Campbell. It's very nice to read suchRead More nice things about her life.
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