Leanore May "Lea" Vlastelica
May 25, 1928 - October 26, 2017
Leanore May Vlastelica, known to most of us as Lea [pronounced Lee], passed on October 26th in San Jose, California.
Lea was most recently a resident in Gilroy, CA, though she spent over 50 years in San Jose, CA, as well as 10 years in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Lea, the widow of Ronald Vlastelica for 44 years and life partner of Stan Szafran for 19 years, was the loving mother of 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Lea was born as Leanore May Russell in Goodyear, Arizona as the eldest of two daughters of Darce and Nellie [Brown] Russell. She spent her first 13 years between Arizona and the greater Salinas area. She attended both San Jose High . . .