Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on January 24, 2004 · Page 10
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MO SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL Saturday, January 24, 2004 Keeshan in any way," Brothers said. Keeshan, born in Lynbrook, N.Y., became a page at NBC while he was in high school He joined the Marine Corps in 1945. His first television appearance came in 1948, when he played the voiceless, horn-honking Clarabell the Clown on the "Howdy Doody Show," a role he created and played for five years. "Captain Kangaroo" debuted Oct. 3, 1955. When the PBS show ended in 1992, Keeshan continued to play the role for a time in videos and public appearances. ' "Bob Keeshan was was a true pioneer in children's television whose legacy goes unmatched," CBS chairman Leslie Moonves said. "He was a great entertainer, showman and innovator, and he will always hold a special place in Fred and I were not very happy with the way children's television had gone," Keeshan said. , As for "Barney and Friends," Keeshan found the popular 1990s show gentle but boring "what we used to call 'a program in a telephone booth.' " "There's no room to stretch," Keeshan said in 1993. "They have to break out and get away from that and build more characters and build other aspects to the show." And wherever Keeshan went, he emphasized the importance of good parenting. "Parents are the ultimate role models for children," he said. "Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater Influence on a child than the par ent." In 1987, Keeshan and Lamar Alexander former Tennessee governor and now a U.S. senator co-founded Corporate Family Solutions, an organization that provided day-care programs to businesses around the country. Keeshan believed children learn more in the first six years of life than at any other time, and argued for day care that provides emotional, physical and intellectual development for children. "Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff. And if it's properly structured In a developmental program, children can blossom," he said. Keeshan's wife, Jeanne, died in 1990. He is survived by a son, two daughters and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. . .. 'Bob Keeshan was was a true pioneer in children's television whose legacy goes unmatched. He was a great entertainer, showman and Innovator, and he will always hold a special place in the history of CBS and the hearts of television viewers.' Leslie Moonves, CBS chairman Continued from Page Al Inspired the character's name would wander through his Treasure House, chatting with his good friend Mr. Green Jeans, played by Hugh "Lumpy" Bran-num. On the way, he would visit with puppet animals, like Bunny Rabbit, who was scolded for eating too many carrots, and Mr. Moose, who loved to tell knock-knock jokes. Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, who spent three seasons on the show, called it "a wonderful service for children and parents' "Parents could turn on the TV with complete security that what was shown wouldn't be harmful the history of CBS and the hearts of television viewers." , The show felt like an impromp-' tu walk through a child's ideal playground, but it actually was smartly scripted, said Peggy Char-ren, founder of Action for Children's Television. "He never did anything that would disappoint you," Charren said. "He was a constant in lives that were not always full of constants." Keeshan, who moved to Vermont in 1990, remained active as a children's advocate, writing books, lecturing and lobbying. He criticized children's TV programming as too full of violence. When Fred Rogers, the gentle host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," died last year, Keeshan recalled how they often spoke about the state of children's programming. ; "I don't think it's any secret that Felipa C. De Leon Services will be Monday for Felipa C. De Leon, who died Friday in Watsonville. She was 69. Mrs. De Leon was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and had lived in the Watsonville area for 25 years. Mrs. De Leon was a field worker for Frank Capurro and Son for 22 years. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She is survived by daughters Lucy Hernandez of Los Banos, Margarita, Petra, Juana, Felipa and Blanca De Leon, all of Watsonville; son Edward De Leon of Watsonville; and 12 grandchildren. Her husband, Benigno De Leon, died in 2000 and son Roberto De Leon died in 1987. Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Church, 721 Main St., Watsonville. Burial will follow at Valley Public Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. today, 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Davis Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville. A vigil service is 7 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Serafin Romero Lopez Services will be Monday for Serafin Romero Lopez, who died Wednesday at his Watsonville home. He was 98. A native of Tierras Blancas, Michoacan, Mexico, Mr. Lopez had lived in Watsonville for more than 40 years. He was a laborer in the local strawberry SEARF1N R. .. fields for more LOPEZ than 35 years. He was also a veteran of World War n and very religious. He loved to read the Bible and pray for others. He is survived by sons Ricardo Romero Valdez of Watsonville and Francisco Romero of Castroville; daughter Isabel Romero Pefla of Watsonville; 15 grandchildren; and . 18 great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited 6 p.m. Sunday at Mehl's Colonial Chapel, 222 East Lake Ave., Watsonville. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Assumption Church in Pajaro, followed by burial at Pajaro Valley Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. till they leave for church Monday. Johnnie D. Love Services will be Monday for Johnnie D. Love, who died Thursday in Santa Cruz. He was 89. A native of Oklahoma, Mr. Love was of Native American descent. He was active in church activities with Liberty Baptist Church in Live Oak. He is survived by stepson Jim-mie Lee Rhodd of Oklahoma; sons T.R. Love of Santa Cruz, Loren Love of Winton and David Love of Purvis, Miss.; brother Buddy Love of Norm Carolina; and four grandchildren. Services will.be noon Monday at Oakwood Memorial Chapel and 8 ISHMaaVMBar XBHHIIIiaVaaJ JHMHaVHiaVHal aaa id Carpet Vinyl Tile Window coverings Hardwood 3155 PORTER STREET SOQUEL, CA 95073 831.462.5586 Park, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz. Friends may call 10 a.m. to 12 noon Monday at Oakwood. Interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Merced County Cemetery. Rev. Thomas A. Russo Services will be Monday for Rev. Thomas Russo, O.S.J., who died Wednesday at the Oblates of St. Joseph in Santa Cruz. He was 74. A native of El Centro, the Rev. Russo began his studies for the priesthood after graduating from high school. He attended the minor seminary in Santa Cruz and later the Theological School of Wash REV. THOMAS A. RUSSO ington, D.C., and the Ottawa Seminary in Canada. He was ordained a priest in 1956. He began his ministry in Penn sylvania and began his ministry there before moving to California. While in California, the Rev. Russo served in Loomis at Mount St. Joseph Novitiate and in Sacramento at St Mary's Parish. He also served the communities of Madera at St. Joachim's Church, Bass Lake at St. Dominic's Church and in Santa Cruz at the Shrine of St. Joseph, where he has lived on and off for 35 years. At the time of his death, he was the chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 971 in Santa Cruz. While in Sacramento, he served as chaplain for the local police force and was a highly-regarded spiritual director of the Oblates of St. Joseph community. He enjoyed photography and reading. Until he became sick, the Rev. Russo also had a passion for riding and admiring motorcycles. He is survived by sisters Catherine Russo of San Francisco, Margie Burke of Aptos and Max-ine Lindquist of Ottawa, Canada; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a niece. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine of St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, 544 W. Cliff Drive. A Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Joseph, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions are preferred to the Oblates of St. Joseph Priest Ministries Overseas, for the benefit of orphaned and ill children, co Shrine of St. Joseph Provincial Office, 544 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Arrangements are by Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel. Maria I. Valencia Services will be Tuesday for Maria I. Valencia, who died Wednesday in Watsonville. Mrs. Valencia was born in Chandler, Ariz., and had lived in Watsonville for more than 30 years before moving to San Jose In 1979. She returned to Watsonville three years ago. Mrs. Valencia was a floor supervisor at the Watsonville Canning Discount Flooring Come visit our NEW 7,000 square foot Showroom and Warehouse in Soquel Village. We are now across the street from our old location and Quik Stop Market. 81 OBITUARIES Co. for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, garden- y I She especially i !; I enjoyed spend- I ra timo with iier lomuy. I W I She is sur 1 r vived by husband Manuel of San Jose; son Joe George of MARIA I. VALENCIA San Jose; daughters Connie Owen of Palm Coast, Fla., and Victoria Rivera and Dolly Perez, both of Watsonville; sister Justina Palacios of Salinas; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her brother, Tony Raya, died before her. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mehl's Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Friends may call noon to 5 p.m. Monday at Mehl's. Russell . Baker Jr. Services will be Tuesday for Russell Emanuel Baker, who died Monday. He was 77. A native of Burlington, Iowa, Mr. Baker had lived in Watsonville for 43 years. He was a former Watsonville police officer and employee of Santa Cruz RUSSELL E. Transit and Roy-BAKER JR. . . . al Coach Tours. He also was the former owner of Salinas Transit System in Salinas. He was a World War II Army veteran who served as a combat engineer with the 12 Bravo Company and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Baker of Watsonville; sons Michael R. Baker of Stockton, Timothy Baker of Pleasanton, Brian S. Baker of Prunedale, Steven S. Baker of Texas and Patrick D. Baker, James R. Baker and Jeffrey L. Baker, all of Watsonville; daughters Julie M. Leonard of Watsonville and Lisa G. Chacon of Hollister; and brother James R. Baker of Santa Cruz. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Santa Cruz Memorial Park Funeral Home Mission Chapel, 1927 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. Contributions are preferred to the American Heart Association. Sylvia Pera Services will be private for Sylvia Pera, who died Wednesday at Driftwood Health Care Center. She was 96. A native of Santa Cruz, Mrs. Pera was born in 1907. She attended Bay View Grammar School and graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1925. She was a member of the Pepsi-Gang. She worked for many years at the old Kerricks Laundry and From Power Lift and AVAILABLE IN Mi mmyft; Cj I s! U U.tfu - COMFORT THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME - PRICES $2QR00 IN STOCK START Al ONLY then for almost 30 years for the Ledyard Co. In 1955 she and her mother took a trip to Europe visiting relatives in Italy and friends in Switzerland and France. She went again in I Mm SYLVIA PERA 1965 with cousin Annie Righetti and friend Gemma Pazzaglia. .In 1986, Mrs. Pera won $25,000 in a sweepstakes at Longs Drug Store. She was an excellent dancer and attended dances once or twice a week with her longtime friend and dancing partner Cliff Golden of Santa Cruz. She enjoyed being with friends and relatives, especially during the holidays. She was a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She is survived by son Leroy and his wife, Helen, Pera of Santa Cruz; daughter Margaret and her husband, Isidore, DeRego of Santa Cruz; brother David Ferrari of Santa Cruz; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband, Roy Pera, died in 1940. Her sister, Leda Bettencourt, died in1993. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.- . Contributions are preferred to Heartland Hospice 2511 Garden Road B200, Monterey, CA 93940. Flowers welcome. . Arrangements are by Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel: Dennis A. Cox A private cremation is planned for Dennis Alan Cox, who died Wednesday after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 56. ' A third generation Santa Cruz native, Mr. Cox grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated from Santa Cruz High SchooL In 1973, his outdoor wood sculptures graced Sunset Magazine. He designed the garden facade of Bookshop Santa Cruz. He later moved to Hawaii, where he lived before moving to Hollywood to work as a set and prop designer for the movie and television industry. Dennis returned to Santa Cruz last January due to his illness. LOTTERY FRIDAY Dally 3 Afternoon 9, 4, 7; Night 7, 7, 5 Dally Derby 1st Place: No. 12, Lucky Charms 2nd Place: No. 5, California Classic 3rd Place: No. 6, Whirl Win Race time: 1:48.85 Fantasy 5 ' 12,-15, 22, 24, 30 Check results online at www.santacruzsentinel.com Pride Recline Chairs MANY DECORATIVE FABRICS Mr. Cox was a skilled woodworker and artist. He loved surfing and skiing. He is survived by sister Laurie Verhines of Santa Cruz; and nephew Dennis Verhines of Santa Cruz. His parents, Lorin E. Cox and Betty Cox, died before him. Contributions or donations are preferred to Laurie Verhines to help with expenses. She can be reached at 458-2840. Arrangements are by Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, , 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz. Myrtle A. Tjerandsen Services will be private for Myrtle A. Tjerandsen, who died Dec. 7 in Daly City. She was 91. A native of Elyria, Neb., Mrs. Tjerandsen spent some of her childhood in Indiana before her family moved to Santa Rosa. She was a longtime resident of Santa Cruz, moving here with her husband in 1965, when he led the UC Santa Cruz Extension. While in Santa Rosa, Mrs. Tjerandsen was one of the founders of the Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra. She graduated in 1934 from the Stanford Nursing School. She is survived by husband Carl Tjerandsen of Daly City; sons Tom Tjerandsen of San Francisco and Carl Tjerandsen of Ledyard, Conn.; and daughter Kristine Smith of EllicottCity.Md. Services have been scheduled for the family. Darrell W. Reynolds Services will be Friday for Darrell Willoughby Reynolds, who died of a heart attack Jan, 17 at his family's King City ranch. He was 42.- - A native of Santa Cruz, Mr. Reynolds spent his childhood here as well. He attended Branciforte Elementary School, Good Shepherd School, Cate School in San- r I i r ill- -a -5 wiiM.wvMfiMit.iirufii.BaahririniT.Brf.TTTTTmi J QQoffFuil Burial $150 off Cremation J . Expim2-lS04 i rf Holy Cross Cemetery I " 2271 7th Ave., Santa Cruz 831-475-3222 . GDK2LCELCL .FACTORY SHOWROOMS Your T0TAL Hi, I'm David' Oreck. Did you than just vacuuming? home. Visit your B FOOT wierinlitaa daw toward $ OO I 12o.Infnstfn I , (hack Upright I Ml rikj. ?' ''' ; la Lightweight -OnrySte. I Z. iflU'-- a Hypo-AUeW ' I UZj ' J ' . 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