Latin American literature came into prominence during the 1960’s owing to the work of many translators and scholars, and among the first was Donald A. Yates. He mentored aspiring writers, especially from Argentina, translated their works, and introduced them to publishers and editors in the …

On the sunny, late afternoon of October 27th, 2017 with his loving wife at his side, William J. Connolly, Jr. 74 passed away after suffering a fall in their home.

Lois Henry passed away quietly in her sleep in Napa, CA on October 29. She was born in Phoenix, AZ, on September 24, 1921 to Lawrence Murphy Stump and Irene Julia Luitjens . At three years of age, she moved to Angwin, CA so her dad could attend Pacific Union College. She loved to walk across…

Frank John Borges, age 84, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Queen of the Valley Hospital surrounded by his family.

Jeanne Mary Nagy, age 90, was lovingly called into heaven by a choir of Angels on October 16, 2017. She was born in San Francisco and was the eldest of two children by Frank and Bertha Ghiorso. In 1935, along with her brother Frank, her family settled into the beautiful and inspiring Napa Va…

Celebration of Life November 5th at 2 P.M, located at the St. Helena Fire Dept Training Room On Railroad Ave.

1956-2017Ursula Christine (Carbone) Meade, loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died unexpectedly on October 15th in her Pope Valley home at the age of 61.

Dirk A. Vanderschuur Jr. Dirk passed away at the Veterans’ Home of California, Yountville, on September 23, 2017. He had been a member of the home since 2003. He was 84. Dirk was born on February 21, 1933 in Worchester, Massachusetts, to Hazel and Dirk Vanderschuur. He attended school in Mas…

Robert passed away at home on September 17th with his wife of 37 years Beverly by his side. Robert was born in Vallejo, California and lived most of his adult life in the Napa Valley and Healdsburg area. His service in the Navy during World War II led him to a long and successful career at M…

She was a wife, companion, best friend and a wonderful mother. Rose was the sort of person who placed the welfare of her family first. She also extended her love and generosity to her many friends, families of students and her students.

Dorothea passed away after a brief illness in Roseville, Calif. August 8. 2017. She was vibrant and socially engaged until suddenly falling ill at age 95. Born and raised in St. Helena, daughter of Frank and Lena Eisan, Dorothea grew up on a walnut ranch with her brothers, Oliver and Melvin.…

Frank Henry Schnell, II died peacefully just shy of his 80th Birthday in Marin County on August 15, 2017. He was survived by his partner, Joanne Merjano, his brother, Paul M. Schnell, his three children, Frank Henry Schnell III of New Orleans ,his wife Nylene “Ginger” Schnell, his daughter, …

Retired Pastor Paul William Kemper passed to sleep in Jesus on August 30, 2017, having been born 97 years earlier to the day. He lived a full, rich life as a Seventh-day Adventist Missionary & Minister for 10 years in Inter-America, also pastoring in the states of SD, KS, and Northern Ca…

Ramona was born in Napa, CA on October 14,1917 and passed away two months before her 100th birthday on August 16, 2017 in St. Helena, CA. She was the daughter of lone Samuels Young and Harrison Young, whose families were early settlers in Napa County. Ramona’s great grandparents, the Samuels…

Robert Sexton, an American writer and artist who shunned gallery representation and carved his own path to success, has died. He was 74.