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.

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

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…

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.

Alfred (Al) Matthew Callistini passed away peacefully August 20th, 2017, he was 95 years old. Alfred was born in Detroit Michigan November 6th, 1921, to Italian emigrants Carlo and Catarina Callistini. At the age of 10, his family moved to St. Helena, California where Alfred grew up learning…

Retired airline pilot and Napa Valley winegrower, Gary Roy Wilsey, died Monday, July 31 at age 81 after a long illness. He will always be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew and loved him. Gary was born in Oakdale, California on October 11,…

Robert Wolcott Meals Jr. passed peacefully from this world to the next on July 22nd 2017 after a brave battle against cancer, at home with his loving family at his side.

Elaine Angela Hudson, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017, at her home in St. Helena. Elaine was preceded in death by her first husband William (Bill) Paine, her parents Albert and Asunta Paladini and her brother Dr. Reynold Paladini. She is survived by her husban…

Craig Joseph Conolly passed away on June 19th in Saint Helena from a heart attack. Craig was the son of Mathilde Carpy, MD and Joseph Conolly, MD. He is survived by his siblings Morgan Conolly, Paula Conolly, Esther Conolly (Michael Makes), and Colette Gamble (Tom Gamble).

John J. Meyer III passed away peacefully at his home in San Mateo Saturday morning after a valiant battle with cancer.

James Leo Prager passed away peacefully on July 11 2017, surrounded by family. Jim was born in Whittier California on June 22, 1933, the only child of Peter and Minnetta Prager. The family settled in Santa Ana, California where Jim grew up and attended Santa Ana schools. After spending a yea…

Michael Freitas died suddenly of head trauma on April 6th after falling at home. He was 38 years old. Michael was born in Petaluma and raised there until the age of 12, but St. Helena was truly his home where he grew up playing sports- his main passion football, then baseball- happily gradua…

Michael James Peters, born April 29, 1942 in Los Angeles to Ellen Ronsgaard Peters and Donald Taylor Peters, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15 due to complications from bladder cancer. He was 74 years old.

Ed passed away peacefully in his home on March 28, 2017, at the age of 92. He was born February 15, 1925 in San Francisco to Edmond and Claire Chaix. In 1937 they moved to the family ranch on Manley Lane in Rutherford, where he would live all his life. Ed attended local schools, graduating f…

Ralph Sherman, born June 29, 1921, passed away on March 31, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Ralph was a well-respected painting contractor for 25 years in the Napa Valley. He was a loyal and active member of the Pacific Union College Seventh Day Adventist Church. Ralph is survived by his 4…

Grant J. “Jim” Hunt, Jr. passed away on March 21st. Jim is survived by his daughter Martha Curry, his son Grant Hunt, his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Margaret Hunt who passed away in 1973 and his wife Betty who passed away in 2012.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life honoring and celebrating our beloved Robert Michael Greene. The Celebration will be held on Friday, April 7 at 4pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA.

A celebration of life will be held for Richard Duarte on Saturday, April 8 at 11 am.

Michael Joseph Casey, of Falmouth, Maine passed away surrounded by love, at his home February 18, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer.

Norma Parks was born to Roy and Della Walker in Blackfoot ID, in October 1922. Her father was a cheesemaker. Later they moved about in Oregon as her dad worked in construction, ranching, milling, and renovating homes.

Ethan Wade Robinson, age 36, was born in Crow Agency, Montana on June 7, 1980. He left us unexpectedly and much too soon, to begin his journey across the Milky Way on February 27, 2017, due to complications of Marfan Syndrome. Ethan, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Mont…

Jim Allen died peacefully on March 5th, at his home in Santa Fe, surrounded by his brothers and family. He is survived by his daughter Alicia, daughter-in-law Marcia, son Daniel, granddaughter Tyler, and his brothers Michael, Peter and Steve.

Connie Kay died on the evening of February 14, 2017. Her family mourns her passing. But her husband Guy, daughter Deborah, sons Peter and Stephen and their wives, two grandchildren and two great-grandsons also take pride in her many accomplishments. After graduating from Wilson College Conni…