Michele Lynn Cruz
Date Deceased: 2007
Age at Death: 55
Cause of Death: Cancer
Classmate City: Livermore
Classmate State: CA
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Boyfriend, Children, Grandchildren and possibly one brother.
Thank you, Cheryl Nivolo Simpson for providing us with this information and your thoughts - "She was one of the kindest people I ever knew! I loved her and miss her very much."
Susan Maggach (Gilchrist)Michele and I were friends in the late 60's and had many good times hanging out at Fisher's and crusing Main St. She did have a brother, Eddie Cruz.
Michael Gene HashagenI also remember Michele she lived down the street from me
we lived on Vine st at the corner of vineyard and bernal
I remember walking home with her some times. I've spent so much time in livermore I wished that I could have ran into her I always like say hello to old classmates.
I guess I have no spacific story to tell about orher than
she was a realy cool and I do remerber going to Fishers
for our lunch break and seing her there.
And yes Eddie her brother was a coupe classes ahead of us and she had an other brother even older that was married to Sue Zomperelli's older sisister.
May she rest in god's pease.
Cheryl Nivolo (Simpson)I found Michele's obituary and thought everyone would like to read it:
Michele Matthew-McNabb 55, of Livermore, lost her courageous battle with liver cancer on Wednesday night October 10, 2007. In her final days after the brief illness, her family and friends showed amazing love and caring to the very end. Michele valued her family more than anything on earth. She leaves behind daughter Jennifer, husband Brock, grandson Blake and grand daughter Brianna of Manteca along with her son Tommy, his wife Julie and grandson's Luke and Jack of Grants Pass, Oregon. Michele had four brothers, Gill (deceased), Greg, Hudson, Colorado, Gary, Scottsdale, Arizona and Eddie, Rancho Bernardo, California. The newly wed also leaves behind her husband Steve McNabb. Michele's love was not limited to humans. She adored her daschunds, Chelsey and Jesse. Over the course of her life she ran into some very difficult times but that never stopped her from trying to better herself. Her greatest accomplishment was raising two great children in Jennifer and Tommy. Her interests were varied as she loved skeet shooting along with arts and crafts to name two. She also possessed a remarkable sense of humor filled with wit, sarcasm and genuine love. An example of her humor was evident when she went to visit her son Tommy in Grants Pass, Oregon. He bought her an airline ticket to the airport in Medford, Oregon. Michele wasn't the greatest detail oriented person. She actually flew into Eugene, Oregon, 3 hours from Medford. Tommy circled the airport for several minutes and called to asked her where she was waiting. Her answer was, I'm in front of the airport. He asked again, what city are you in? She replied, I'm in Eugene. She didn't bat an eye when her son said, Mom, I need to put you on a bus. She managed to make some new friends on the bus trip and finally found her way to her son who greeted her with a hug and a smile. It's not a stretch to say that Michele loved a good party and she has invited you to celebrate her life on Saturday October 20, 2007, time and location to be determined. Vitas Hospice of Newark, California was with her during her final days and a donation in Michele Matthew-McNabbs name would be the kindest gift you could give in remembering a beautiful mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, wife and friend.
Suzanne Lynn Zomparelli (Paris)
I just joined this site and what a great job they have done putting it together. I found Michele's memorial and wanted to provide more information. Michele was my sister in law for 10 years as my sister, Cathi, was married to her brother Greg Cruz (both also from Amador High). Michele was survived by 3 brothers, Greg, Eddie and Gary her brother Gilbert had already passed away. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding but we drifted apart as our lives took different paths. I remember Michele as being a very sweet person and a lot of fun to be around. When my sister and I get together we reminisce about our younger years and Michele is always fondly remembered.
Suzanne (Zomparelli) Paris