Kenneth (Ken) A. Molica passed away on June 30, 2010 in San Francisco. He was 65. Ken was born in San Jose, Ca on August 31, 1944. He has been a resident of Soquel for the past 34 years. Ken attended Bellarmine Preparatory High School, and then got his Bachelor's in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He worked as a Probation Officer with Santa Clara County.
Ken was a long time race car driver. He raced super modifieds and midgets. He was due to be inducted into the Bay Cities Racing Association's Hall of Fame next month. His wife Janet owned the race cars.
Ken lived an additional 22 years due to the generosity of organ donors. Ken was the recipient of three heart transplants, and a kidney transplant. The Kidney he received 11 years ago was actually donated by his son.
Ken was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Molica in May of 2010. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Janet Molica of Soquel; his son, Joe Molica of San Francisco; and his brothers Ralph Molica and Peter Fitzsimmons.
A visitation will be held for Ken on Tuesday, July 6, at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St. in Santa Cruz, beginning at 3 o'clock pm with a Rosary beginning at 7 o'clock pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Community, 435 Monterey Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010, at 11 o'clock am.
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