Esperanza "Peri" Garcia Acevedo
26 November 1951 - 27 January 2012
Longtime Resident of Sunnyvale
Esperanza Acevedo peacefully left earth to join Our Heavenly Father after fighting a long illness. Born in Mexico City, Peri was one of four daughters and five sons that all lived with ambition and vigor that truly represented the spirit of the Garcia family.
A beautiful woman with a unique life outlook, she sought to express a lifetime of creativity and appreciation of all living things.
Marrying her childhood friend Jose Acevedo in 1971, they moved to fertile Silicon Valley soon after to pursue the American dream. Giving birth to three boys, she unselfishly taught them the values of respect, discipline and love.
Guided by our Lord, Peri's vision and contribution in the development of three successful businesses served as an accolade for family and friends to follow. Her unconditional love and genuine smile won the hearts of everyone she met. During her illness, she was nurtured by her loving son Paul, who protected her from harm for many years. She proved to the world that she was brave, strong and happy to her last breath. Esperanza was a loving mother with an amazing strength that will be missed by everyone.
Preceded in death by her mother Victoria Garcia Rivera, Esperanza is survived by her husband Jose, her three sons: Air Force Maj Jose Alan Acevedo and wife Karen, Christian Paul, Danny Bryan and wife Kelly with their beautiful children Isobelle, Khailyn and Derikh; the Garcia family of Sunnyvale: her brother Roberto, wife Socorro, children Robert Jr., Carlos and Stephanie; the Ramirez family of Santa Clara: her sister Patricia Ramirez and husband Raymundo, children Victoria and Viridiana; the Garcia family of Mexico City: her father Calixto, brothers Jose Luis, Armando, Marcos, Alonso, sisters Bertha, Coquis; and many nephews, nieces, and beloved close friends in Mexico and the Bay Area.
Friends are invited to attend a Rosary Service Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with Visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. at LIMA CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass Friday, February 3, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church, 593 Central Ave., Sunnyvale. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos.
Descanze en Paz y que Dios la bendiga!
Florence L. Cohen, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away
peacefully Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. She was born in New York City on
Aug. 4, 1931. Florence worked as an educator in the Hoke County School
District and taught drama at Methodist College and speech at
Fayetteville State University. Flo loved the theater and acted in many
productions at the Fort Bragg Playhouse, Fayetteville Little Theater,
Gilbert Theater and other local venues. With her husband, George Cohen,
and Jane Berry, she owned and operated the Bordeaux Dinner Theater. Flo
supported many community organizations including the Fayetteville
Symphony, the Women's Club, Hadassah, Fort Bragg Officers' Wives Club
and the Fayetteville Arts Council. In the later years of her life she
lived in Sunnyvale near her son. She is survived by her daughter, Amy
Berg, son-in-law, Christopher Berg, and grandchildren, Audra and Vann of
New York City; and son, Gary Cohen, daughter-in-law, Deborah Schultz,
and grandchildren, Joshua and Veronika of Sunnyvale. A celebration of
her life will be held in Fayetteville in early spring 2012. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, the Gilbert
Theater, or the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council. Lima &
Campagna Sunnyvale Mortuary of Sunnyvale.
Ellen V. Harvey
Feb. 27, 1919-Nov. 1, 2011
Resident of Sunnyvale
Ellen Harvey passed away peacefully due to congestive heart failure at the age of 92.
was born on February 27, 1919 in Hayward, CA. as the second child to
Emma and Herman Thorndyke. She grew up in Oakland, CA, with her two
sisters, Francis Teal and Roberta Vrooman. Ellen excelled in school and
had a passion for writing poetry. Graduating early, she began her career
at the Bank of Montreal in San Francisco where she met and married
William E. Harvey in 1941. She later took a position with Pan American
Airlines, and eventually, with the William-Wallace Company where she
worked as an Executive Secretary for 35 years, retiring in 1979.
was a devoted mother and grandmother. Sunday nights and Holidays were
always spent at home surrounded by great food, family and friends.
is survived by her children Sarah, Terry and Michael; grandchildren
Season, Korin, Mindy and Matt; sister Roberta; nephew Dean (wife Jan,
children Kimberly and Todd) and niece Nancy (Steve). She is preceded in
her passing by husband William, son Bill Jr., and sister Francis.
Accordingto her wishes, interment will be private. In remembrance, donations may be made in her name to the
American Heart Association
Arrangements made by LIMA CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY.