Paul Garske

Obituary of Paul Allen Garske


55 year Resident of Santa Cruz County


Friends and family will gather in Santa Cruz on August 25, 2018 to say farewell to a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and trusted friend, Paul Garske who passed at Dominican Hospital this past weekend.  Born in San Jose, California, he was 66 years old. Paul lived much of his live in the San Lorenzo Valley where he was well known in the construction trade.  For more than 35 years, he was a self-employed general contractor whose pride and dedication as a homebuilder were renowned.  Paul will be fondly remembered by his clients and colleagues as a true artist and skilled craftsman. He was generous with his time; donating his expertise to many charitable organizations including Mountain Park Foundation and Henry Cowell Visitors Center.  

Paul attended St. John’s Catholic Church in Felton and also accompanied his mother to mass at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Hollister. He was an avid fisherman with a great passion for the ocean. He also was a very accomplished Cribbage player.  Paul’s true ability to make anyone he ever met feel loved and engaged, will not soon be forgotten.  He never met a stranger, and with his warm and genuine smile and quick wit leaves many friends who will miss him dearly.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judy Anderson of Felton, his mother Eileen Garske of Hollister, his son Brandyn Garske of San Diego; his daughter Kate Garske of Fresno, and his beloved grandsons: Damyn, Cooper, Bodi, and Hunter. Paul also leaves his beloved step-daughter, Jaime Anderson- Terry; granddaughter, Mallory Terry; and his brother and two sisters, Andy Garske; Mary Heath, and Joan Edwards. He was predeceased by his father and sisters James Garske of Soquel and Hollister, Janet Garske, Hollister and Sally Carpenter of Hollister.

A ceremony to celebrate his life and wish him peace on his new journey will be held at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel on August 25, 2018, beginning at 2:30.  A private committal at sea will take place at a later time.  Any kind acts of charity can be made in his memory to Mountain Parks Foundation or Felton Fire Department.  You can share your prayers and thoughts with his family by visiting the Benito and Azzaro Homepage.