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October 2, 2023

Augustine Gomez, Jr. January 5, 1959 – January 12, 2012

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay.

Betty Jean Willson Tarp

Betty Jean Willson Tarp, loving mom, grandma, great-grandma and friend, began eternity with her Lord on Friday, October 19, 2007. Born to Ed and Nellie Willson on Monday, April 5, 1926, Betty's first home was the Tilton Ranch in Morgan Hill where her father worked as foreman. Moving to San Martin when she was 6 years old, Betty lived on the 3,200-acre Ramelli cattle ranch. She attended San Martin Elementary School and would sometimes take her lamb "Pudgy" to school!

Tommie L. Rodriguez

Tommie L. Rodriguez, aged 72 years, passed away at Hazel Hawkins

Marjorie Lamb October 19, 1916 – July 29, 2012

Marjorie was born October 19, 1916, to Peter Joseph and Sarah Melissa Gann Molay. She was born in, and grew up with her four brothers and two sisters in Hollister, CA.

Maria Navarro

Maria Navarro passed away in Hollister at the age of 83. She was born in Mexico and came to Hollister in 1966. She worked in the local cannery, was a member of The Teamsters Union and Sacred Heart Church.

Lillian Gentry

She is survived by her loving children Mark Gentry (Dottie), Denise Casell (Gary), Michael Gentry (Karen), Darcelle LeDoux (Scott), & Dawn Powers (Roy); 9 grandchildren & 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 09/11/08, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey St., Morgan Hill, CA. Burial 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Springs St. at Barnell St., Morgan Hill, CA. Lillian's family would appreciate donations to the Cancer Society of your choice.

Bennie Masayuki Yamane January 28, 1931 – February 8, 2016

A memorial service to celebrate Bennie’s life will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 10:30 A.M., at Habing Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Bennie’s family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Gilroy Foundation, P.O. Box 774 Gilroy, CA 95021. Condolences can be made at

Angelo T. Robba

Long-time Hollister resident Angelo T. Robba passed away in

Mamie Pia Sgheiza

Mamie Sgheiza passed away peacefully at her home which she occupied for 62 years. Born in 1912 to Alfred and Zaria Maraccini she attended local schools and worked for Filice and Perelli Cannery. Later she worked for Star Millinery, Letha's Dress Shop, and Clark's Jewelers. She is preceded in death by her husband, Al Sgheiza, sister Lena Defreese, sister-in-laws Helen Bonino and Annie Sgheiza. She is survived by her daughter, Anita Sciutto, Husband George, grandchildren, Elizabeth Robinson (Rich), Jennifer Freese (Alan) and Darrell Sciutto. Great grandchildren Dustin Robinson, Nicholas Robinson, Amanda Morrell and Shelby and Jack Freese. Nieces and nephews Elaine Bonino, Louie Bonino and Donald Bonino.

James J. Scarcella December 26, 1935 – September 29, 2014

Memorial Services Friday, November 7, 2014 – 1:30 P.M., at Habing Family Funeral Home. Family would appreciate donations to Wounded Warriors Foundation in his honor. Condolences at