HENRY FRANCIS HYMAN
Henry Francis Hyman passed away on April 22, 2010 in Soquel. He was 90. Henry was born in Los Angeles on January 27, 1920, one of five children. Henry met his beloved wife Anna Mae in Los Angeles. Henry and Anna moved from the city life seeking a small farm and settling in the Soquel Hills to raise six children. Happily married for 62 years, Henry and Anna raised violets, flowers and raspberries on their farm with the help of their children.
During his versatile life, Henry worked at Lockheed as an airplane parts inspector during the war. In the 1960's Henry traveled to Newfoundland with Ansel Adams to take photographs. In 1967 they produced the book, "12 Days at Santa Cruz" about the making of a photographic book with Santa Cruz as the topic. In the 1970's, Henry was the owner-manager of the Soquel Dons semi-pro baseball team. He absolutely loved baseball and had some very funny baseball terms he frequently used. For instance, "They can't hit what they can't see", "Give him the ole dark one" and "Give them the old double jump ball."
You could often see Henry in his beret selling his glorious flowers to travelers in front of his home on Old San Jose Road. He was also a leader of Boy Scouts, the 4-H club and an active member of St. Joseph's parish where he was a Knights of Columbus member.
Henry was predeceased by his son John Hyman and survived by his wife and five children, Mary, Joe, Tony, Rose and Paul as well as by sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 11:00 AM, 435 Monterey St. Capitola, Ca 95010.
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