Miscellaneous Napa County, California Obituaries
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Helen A. Hardcastle

Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m. at Elmshaven Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1 Woodland Lane, Deer Park, for Helen A. Hardcastle, with Pastor Robert J. Surridge, officiating. 

Mrs. Hardcastle, 82, passed away at a local convalescent hospital Feb. 3. A native of Alto, N.M., Mrs. Hardcastle was reared and educated in Roswell, N.M. and moved to Deer Park in 1956. She was employed as a dietician at St. Helena Hospital from 1956 until she retired in 1982. She resided in the area until she moved to Napa nearly three years ago. She was the wife of the late Harvey Hardcastle, who passed away in 1963. 

Her survivors include her children, Earlene Edenfield of Napa and Bob Hardcastle of Forestville; her sisters, Ruth Fox of Carmel and Mary Jane Bruce of Santa Monica; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Private family graveside services will be held at St. Helena Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, Napa.

Lucille Clair

Hodge Services were held for longtime St. Helena resident Lucille Clair Hodge, who died at St. Helena Hospital on Jan. 21. She was 84 years old. 

Mrs. Hodge was born to Lester and Catherine Kellogg in Sonoma April 19, 1916. She married Albert Hodge on Nov. 23, 1932, moving to Napa in 1945 and to St. Helena in 1951. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of St. Helena and the United Methodist Women's Organization. She was a homemaker and also loved spending many hours babysitting for families she loved. She enjoyed working in her yard and embroidering and was very close to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treasured the time she spent with them. 

Mrs. Hodge is survived by her son, Alan Hodge, and his wife, Donna, of Napa; daughters Janice Wolters and her husband, Gill, of Napa, Alice Dalessi and her husband, Greg, of Napa, and Rowena Parnell of St. Helena; her brother, Harold Kellogg of Northridge, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, on Aug. 8, 1975, two brothers, Hanford Scott and Lester Kellogg, and two sisters, Virginia Fitzgerald and Myrtle Porovich.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund for Lucille Hodge, 1310 Adams St., St. Helena, CA, 94574. Interment was held at the Morgan Hill Cemetery. 

Annemarie Pierre Heine 

Services will be held today, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. for former St. Helena resident Annemarie "Annie" Pierre Heine, who died Feb. 3. She was 87 years old. A memorial funeral Mass will be held at Star of the Valley Catholic Church, 545 White Oak Drive, Oakmont. 

Mrs. Heine was born Dec. 21, 1913, in Oakland. She was a strong supporter of the Assistance League of Santa Rosa, an active member of the Silverado Country Club, and a contributor and parishioner of Star of the Valley Catholic Church in Oakmont. While living in St. Helena, she was involved with many civic activities, including Carpy Gang, Red Cross, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, 4-H Club, St. Helena Catholic Church, Ursuline Academy and the Napa County Election Board. She also served on the Napa County Grand Jury appointed by Judge Thomas Konsgaard. 

She is survived by her son, Peter M. Stem, of Monte Sereno; daughters Patricia "Pinkie" Van Otten of San Jose and Judith O'Kane of Sacramento; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Heine was preceded in death by her first husband, Stuart Fischer Stem of St. Helena in 1967, and Jackson Otto Heine of Oakmont in 2000. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Assistance League of Santa Rosa. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Adobe Creek Funeral Home, Petaluma.

Helen Margaret Winn 

Services were held for Helen Margaret Winn of Yountville who died Feb. 10 at St. Helena Hospital. She was 88. 

Mrs. Winn was born Sept. 16, 1912, in North Fork, Calif., to Elmer and Sarah Corey. 

She graduated from Paradise Valley Sanitarium as a registered nurse and served as the health service director at Pacific Union College for 11 years. She lived in the Napa area since 1954 and was a member of the Signs Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church of Yountville. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vernon Winn, and sons Al Winn of Pennsylvia and Ken Winn of Citrus Heights. She is also survived by four grandchildren. Mrs. Winn was predeceased by her parents, brother Levern and sister Elma. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena.
 

Concha Balderrama 

Services were held for Concha Balderrama who died Feb. 12, at a local nursing home. She was 86 years old. 

Mrs. Balderrama was born in Mexico to Simon and Jesus Pacheco. She moved from the Los Angeles area in 1973 and worked at St. Helena Hospital for over 10 years. She is survived by her children, Avril Lawrence of Healdsburg; Justino Balderrama of Olympia, Wash., and Richard Balderrama of Simi Valley; a brother, Adolfo Pacheco; a sister, Senovia Pacheco, of Los Angeles;and four grandchildren. Arrange-ments by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 

Carrie May Conard 

Private family services will be held in Santa Rosa Memorial Park for Carrie May Conard, who died Feb. 16, at St. Helena Hospital with her son at her side. She was 84. 

Spurred by their love of the outdoors, Mrs. Conrad and her husband, Walter, moved to Middletown after thier retirement. For 30 years she had worked as a teller for Wells Fargo Bank in Marin County. 

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Walter; a son, Richard, of Santa Rosa; a brother, Paul Sampson, of Pocatello, Idaho and a sister, Mary Gibson, of Baltimore, Md. Also surviving are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Conard was predeceased by a son, David. Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 

James Mercier 

James Mercier, a longtime employee of Christian Brothers Winery, died Feb.10 in St. Helena, two days short of his 67th birthday.

A native of St. Helena, he lived most of his life in the Napa Valley. He met and married Judy Williams in 1968 and was widowed in 1994. 

Mr. Mercier is survived by a niece, Peggy Saviez, and a nephew Paul Saviez, of Calistoga; a niece, Jay Osmundsen, of Santa Rosa, and their extended families; longtime friends Tamra and Kesean Bumgardner. 

At Mr. Mercier's request, no formal funeral services will be held. Private interment will be at St. Helena Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity. 

Eileen Hope Brereton 

A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Helena Catholic Church for Eileen Hope Brereton who died Feb. 18 at Queen of the Valley hospital. She was 88. 

Miss Brereton was a native of Bremerton, Wash. Her family moved to Portola Valley and later to Dinuba. She attended Fresno State University and graduated from UC-Berkeley. In addition to teaching Spanish and serving as a counselor in several California high schools, she was a teacher at Monterey High School, and later, at Seaside High School. During World War II she worked in a munitions factory. It was during the war that her fiance was killed while stationed in England. 

Miss Brereton was an avid reader and active for many years in the Monterey Embroiderers Guild, as well as a volunteer at Monterey Community Hospital. She is survived by a brother, Hugh Brereton, of St. Helena; nieces and nephews, Hugh and his wife, Christine, of Modesto, Nicholas and his wife, Barbara, of Orinda; nieces Katherine Brereton and Ann Brereton; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Rose. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 55 Hawthorne St., Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 95105-3912. 

Kingsley H. Minifie 

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at the St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church for Kingsley Harry Minifie. Mr. Minifie, a head elder with the St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church for three years in the late 1970s, died Feb. 19 at St. Helena Hospital. He was 88. 

Mr. Minifie was born June 3, 1912 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Harry and Ada Matilda Minifie. He was 9 years old when his family moved to the United States and settled in Castro Valley. He graduated from Golden Gate Academy in Berkeley in 1931 and from Pacific Union College in 1937 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion. 

He and Ferne Smith were married in 1935. They later lived in Angel's Camp, San Andreas, and Jackson, where he assisted in establishing and pastoring Seventh-day Adventist churches. At the beginning of World War II, the Minifies went to East Africa where Elder Minifie was in charge of 32 schools and church groups. The couple returned to the United States in 1945, and Mr. Minifie pastored in the Los Angeles area. He retired in 1977, and he and his wife moved to St. Helena a year later. Here, he served as head elder of the St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church, and then as minister of pastoral care at the Pacific Union College Church from 1982-1990.

In addition to his wife, Ferne, of St. Helena, he is survived by his son, Dwayne, of St. Helena; three daughters, Cheryl Stiles and Doreen Murphy of St. Helena, and Donna Jean Bailey of North Carolina; and one sister, Elaine Jackson of San Jose; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Douglas; three sisters and two brothers. Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 

Alfred Beroldo 

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Morrison Funeral Chapel for Alfred "Fred" Beroldo, who died Tuesday, March 6, in St. Helena. Interment follows at Holy Cross Cemetery. He was 89. 

Mr. Beroldo was born in San Pablo, Calif., to Angelo and Amelia Beroldo, and married his wife, Rina, April 15, 1933. At the time of her death in 1999, they had been married 66 years. 

A rancher and a member of the Napa County Farm Bureau, he maintained a vineyard and prune orchard for 60 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, making homemade wine and caring for his garden. 

He is survived by his sisters, Edith Stice, Adeline Trutta and Dolores Weeks; nieces Judy Parady, Sandy McIntire, Denise Pererich, Arlene Dowski and Jayne Alcorn; and nephews Ron Stice and Frank Richards.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents, brothers Ernie and Eddie Beroldo, and a sister, Eva Richards. 

Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 5-8 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Chapel, 990 Vintage Ave., St. Helena. Funeral arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 

Jo-Ann Burns

Memorial services will be held at Morrison Funeral Chapel Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m. for Pope Valley community activist S. Jo-Ann Burns, who died March 5 at St. Helena Hospital. She was 75. 

Private inurnment will be held at Pope Valley Cemetery. 

Since her marriage to Jack Burns Dec. 9, 1948, in Bombay, India, the couple had been world travelers. His job in the oil industry took them to England, Italy, Bahrain, Bombay, India and the Hawaiian Islands, as well as throughout the United States. 

Mrs. Burns was an avid gardener, a member of the Republican Women of Napa County and an Esther in the Eastern Star.

In addition to her husband of 52 years, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Don Bollander, of St. Helena; grandchildren Molly and Ray Tomsick and Lisa Rowe, all of St. Helena; a nephew and his wife, Richard and Debbie Hodges, of Dallas, Texas; a brother-in-law, Capt. Robert P. Burns, and his wife, Georgie, of Port Townsend, Wash., and their children Mary of Washington and Kathi of Canada. 

She was predeceased by a son, John Michael Burns, who was born in Bahrain and died in 1992; a brother, Henry Speilman, and a sister, Helen Hodges. 

Arrangements by Morr-ison Funeral Chapel.

Elena L. Calone 

Services will be held today, March 8, at the Church of Good Shepherd, Pittsburg, for Elena Lizzio Calone, who died March 4. She was 83.

Born in Rutherford and a graduate of St. Helena High School, Mrs. Calone worked for 60 years side-by-side with her husband, Sal Calone, a former mayor of Pittsburg, in the family business. 

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Anne Ingram, of Pittsburg; sons Rich Calone of Stockton and Robert Calone of Pittsburg; eight grandchildren and two nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, who died last September.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Antioch. Memorial gifts can be sent to Church of The Good Shepherd Spiritual Garden, 3200 Harbor St. Pittsburg, CA 94565 

Ernest L. Rhodes 

A private memorial service was held Feb. 25 for Ernest L. Rhodes, who died of acute leukemia Feb. 23 at his home in Angwin. He was 75. 

Mr. Rhodes was born in Visalia to Stewart F. and Lillie Adams Rhodes. He moved to Sonoma with his family when he was a teen. During World War II he joined the Navy at 17, serving in the Pacific and later in Korea for about five years. 

In 1973 he married Jeanine Eddy-Carr and the couple moved to Angwin three years later.

Mr. Rhodes was a lover of animals, gardening, boats and airplanes. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by stepsons Greg Carr and his wife Christina, and their children, Jessica and Tyler, of Calistoga; and Bill Carr and his wife, Dorothy, and their children, Michael and Danielle, of Altamont Springs, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Meda Eddy; a brother, James R. Rhodes, and his wife; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Stewart F. (Fern) Rhodes; and nephews and nieces. 

He wished his ashes to be scattered at sea.

Joan Burns 

Memorial services were held March 9 at Morrison Funeral Chapel for S. Joan Burns, who died March 5 at St. Helena Hospital. She was 75. 

Following her marriage to Jack Burns in 1948 in Bombay, India, the couple traveled world-wide. His job in the oil industry took them to England, Italy, Bahrain, India and the Hawaiian Islands, as well as throughout the United States. 

Mrs. Burns, who was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., was an avid gardener, a member of the Republican Women of Napa County and an Esther in the Eastern Star. 

In addition to her husband of 52 years, Jack, of Pope Valley, she is survived by a nephew and his wife, Richard and Debbie Hodges of Dallas, Texas; a brother-in-law, Capt. Robert P. Burns, and his wife, Georgie, of Port Townsend, Wash., and their children Mary of Washington and Kathi of Canada. She was predeceased by a son, John Michael Burns, who was born in Bahrain and died in 1992; a brother, Henry Spielman, and a sister, Helen Hodges.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joan Burns Educational Fund, 1300 Aetna Springs Rd., Pope Valley, CA 94567. 

Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 

Claudia C. Brand 

Claudia Clara Neiderer Brand died March 8 at Woodside Senior Residence in Angwin. She was 99. 

Mrs. Brand, a native of Marbach, Switzerland, emigrated to New York City in 1918, where she became a governor to the children of the Life Society.

She married Fred Brand in 1926 and continued to live in New York and Atlantic City, N.J. until 1942 when the family relocated to California, settling in Angwin, where she became a member of the Pacific Union College Church. 

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Carl Benson of Angwin; three grandchildren, Robert and Fred Benson, both of Angwin, and Claudia Flaiz of Oregon; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994, by a daughter, Elaine Parks, in 1959, and by three brothers and a sister. Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 

Jane Walker Jewell 

A private family interment will be held at a later date for Jane Walker Jewell, a St. Helena resident since 1977, who died Wednesday, March 7. She was 82.

Born in 1918 in Gridley, to Olivia and Keith Walker, Mrs. Jewell graduated from Napa High School in 1937. She lived with her husband, Paul, and their children, in Lafayette and Oakland before retiring to St. Helena. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990. She is survived by her sister Bethann Walker Klatt of Moraga; brothers Robert Walker of San Rafael and William Walker of Fair Oaks; a son, James Jewell, and a grandson, Max Jewell, of Skagway, Alaska; a daughter, Patricia Fletcher, of Liver-more; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice. 

Daniel C. Podilla 

Daniel C. Podilla, a former St. Helena resident, died March 7 in Redding. Mr. Podilla was born in Placerville in 1928 to Apolonio and Sofia Podilla. He spent his childhood on Zinfandel Lane and attended schools in St. Helena. He was retired from Diamond International where he was yard manager for 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Podilla of Red Bluff; sons Daniel Podilla, Jr., and Michael Podilla; sisters Francine Brody of Napa and Josephine Kane; brothers Ralph Podilla and Toto Podilla; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation in care of Red Bluff Elks Lodge, or Sacred Heart School in Red Bluff. 

Jerry Trujillo 

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Chapel for longtime Upvalley resident Jerry Trujillo, who died March 11 of a heart attack. He was 79. 

Mr. Trujillo was born in the Village of Chamayo, N.M., to Toribio and Andalecia Trujillo. He attended schools in New Mexico, and in 1941, Adam State Collage at Alamosa, Colo., for one quarter. During his early years, he and his brother Henry rode on horseback several miles to land that their parents owned to take care of the fields and stay the night in a small log shelter. 

Mr. Trujillo married in 1940 and reared three children: a daughter, Linda Mae, and two sons, Joe Arnold and Jerry Eluid. During World War II, he worked for Douglas Aircraft as aircraft mechanic. In 1954, he started his own automotive repair business known as Jerry's Automotive Service, a business he ran for 35 years until 1989. In 1972 he accepted a position at College of Alameda as instructor assistant in automatic transmissions. He went on to earn California state credentials as an automotive instructor and continued teaching at Alameda College until 1992. 

Mr. Trujillo, divorced from his first wife in the early 1970s, in 1984 married Elaine Finck Skadsheim, an Oakland school teacher who held a degree in music. In 1992 the couple moved to the Napa Valley to be caregivers for Mrs. Trujillo's father, Elder Ernest Finck. 

Mr. Trujillo worked with the Red Cross, held a position with the Napa Valley Retired Teachers Association, and volunteered at the St. Helena Community Food Pantry. 

He is survived by his wife and many friends. 

Mili Zopfi 

Services were held March 13 at the United Methodist Church in St. Helena for Mili Zopfi, who died March 8 in Roseville. She was 81.

Mrs. Zopfi was born in Glarus, Switzerland, to John and Elisa Zopfi. In 1929, at the age of 10, she emigrated with her family from Switzerland to St. Helena to assist a family member with his ranch. A U.S. citizen since 1935, she lived in St. Helena until four years ago when she moved to Rocklin to be with her daughter. She worked many years as a nurse's aide at the Yountville Veterans Home. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mili and Max Southwell of Rocklin; grandaughters Marti Southwell of Citrus Heights and A.J. Southwell of St. Helena; a brother, Peter Zophi of Napa and many nieces and nephews. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to U.C. Regents, Hospice Program, U.C. Davis Medical Center, 3630 Business Drive, Sacramento, CA 95820. 

Arrangements by Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses.

Mildred T. Enea

Mildred Taplin Enea died March 12, at her home. She was 93. 

Mrs. Enea was born Feb. 11, 1908, in St. Helena and was a 1926 graduate of St. Helena High School. She graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in 1929, and worked at Mrs. Shuffleton's Hospital in Carmel for three years. 

A resident of Monterey County since 1930, she is survived by her daughter, Nancy Willoughby of Salinas; a step-son,. H. Vincent Enea of San Francisco; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Her first husband, Neill Fleischer, died in 1946, and her second husband, Vincent Enea, died in 1987. At her request, no funeral will be held. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.

John J. Hafner 

Services will be held March 24 at 4 p.m. at the Celebration Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1137 Bryn Mawr Ave., Redlands, Calif., for former PUC music teacher head John J. Hafner, who died March 1 in Redlands. He was 92. 

Mr. Hafner, who began playing violin at 9 and was teaching violin by age 16, was concert violinist, and music teacher at Andrews University in Michigan, Pacific Union College and Walla Walla College. At PUC he taught in the music department from 1947 to 1955. 

Mr. Hafner is survived by his wife of 70 years, Charlotte Briggs-Hafner; children Jeanne Shafer, Eunice Sackett and Donna Joyce Burdy; sisters Mary Lehnhoff and Florence Hafner; brothers, frank and Charles Hafner; 16 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by a son, J. Jay Hafner, and an infant daughter, Carla Sue Hafner. 

Memorial donations may be made to the John J. Hafner Music Scholarship Endowment, Walla Walla College, College Place, WA 99324. 

Lorenza Pavon

Graveside Services were held March 17 at Holy Cross Cemetery for Lorenza Barboza Pavon, who died March 13 at Marlinda Convalescent Hospital, 16 days short of her 89th birthday. 

She was born in Spain to Andres and Andrea Barboza, moving to the Napa Valley in 1917. She worked at Stony Hill Winery for 12 years.

Mrs. Pavon is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Art Dunn of Elfrida, Ariz.; brothers Antonio Barboza of Montague, Calif., and Benito Barboza of Napa; and sister Dolores Pina of Rutherford; two grandchildren, Diana Nail of Woodland and Julie Scully of West Virginia; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She is preceeded in death by her husband, James Pavon; a brother, Manuel Barboza; and a sister, Carmen Frediani. 

She enjoyed sewing and gardening and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558. 

Arrangements cared for by Morrison Funeral Chapel. St. Helena, 963-3536. 

Dolores Espinoza-Russi 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Morrison Funeral Chapel for Dolores Espinoza-Russi, who died at her home March 15 with her family by her side. She was 70. 

Mrs. Espinoza-Russi had lived in the Napa Valley for over 65 years after relocating from Arizona. 

She served as secretary of the California Growers Foundation for many years and attended the New Life Tabernacle Church in Napa. 

She is survived by a daughter, Monica Russi-Talbot, and a son, Alfredo Russi, both of St. Helena; brothers Joe Espinoza of Rutherford, Justice Espinoza of St. Helena, Frank Espinoza of St. Helena and Salvador Espinoza of Napa; sisters Mercy Mora of Crowslanding, Calif., Ortencia Ramos of Norland, Utah, and Cora Geisner of St. Helena; four grandchildren, Loli, Freddy, Chris-tina and Eddy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements by Morr-ison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena. 

Ruby Foss 

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at St. Helena First Baptist Church, 1343 Spring St., St. Helena, for Ruby "Nonny" Foss, who died Friday, March 16 at her daughter's home in Napa.

Pastor Harvey Goldstein will officiate. Mrs. Foss was a resident of Mora, Minn., born to Harvey and Ethel (Stone) Tinker on August 13, 1914. 

Mrs. Foss was reared and educated there and in 1941 moved to St. Helena with her family where she lived until November of last year when she moved to Napa to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Roger Wilson.

She was a 50-year charter member of St. Helena First Baptist Church.

In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by a son-in-law, Kenny Miller of Corning; grandchildren Teirey Tamagni-Tagleaferri of St. Helena, Robert Clair of San Jose, Teddy Tamagni of Calistoga, Shawna Adams of Napa and George Tagleaferri of St. Helena; great-grandchildren Jason and Jessica Tamagni. 

She was predeceased by a daughter, Bev Miller, in 1998.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558.

Arrangements by Richard Pierce Funeral Service. 

Christopher B. Morf 

A memorial service will be held at Grace Cathedral Saturday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. for Christopher Blane Morf, who died March 4 at Blue Lake of natural causes. He was 30 years old. 

Mr. Morf attended Cathedral School for Boys, Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School in St. Helena, Stuart Hall for Boys and St. Ignatius Preparatory School.

In addition, he studied at San Francisco State University, College of Marin and College of the Redwoods where he pursued courses leading to a career in the wine industry. For eight years he was cellar master at Mad River Brewing Company.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Morf; parents Barbara Farnum Morf and Duffy Morf; and a brother, Joseph Morf. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Blane Morf Memorial Fund, 1640 Central Ave., McKinley-ville, CA 95518.

Norma Andrews 

Private services were held at St. Helena Cemetery for Norma Andrews, who died in her Calistoga home March 27. She was 70. 

Mrs. Andrews graduated from Oregon State University and was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She and her husband lived in Calistoga for 17 years after retiring and moving from Minden, Nev. Locally, she was a member of the P.E.O. St. Helena Chapter and attended Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena for over 10 years. 

She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Tom; two sons, Richard and Scott; a sister, Carol Dillon; three grandchildren, Erika, Megan and Gillian; and many nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 
 

Claudia Brand 

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 7, at 4 p.m. at the Pacific Union College Seventh-day Adventist Youth Chapel, for Claudia Clara Neiderer Brand, who died March 8 at Woodside Senior Residence in Angwin. She was 99. 

Mrs. Brand was born in Marbach, Switzerland. In l9l8 she emigrated to New York City, where she became governor to the children of the High Society. 

She married Fred Brand in 1926 and continued to live in New York and Atlantic City, N.J., until 1942, when the family relocated to California, settling in Angwin, where she was a member of the Pacific Union College Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

She is survived by a daughter, Claudia Benson of Angwin; grandchildren Robert and Fred Benson and Claudia Flaiz; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 
 

Rocco Buccellato 

Funeral services were held April 2 at the Chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service for Rocco (Roy) Phillip Buccellato, who died March 28 at Queen of the Valley Hospital. He was 83. 

Mr. Buccellato was born in Detroit, Mich., and came to California when he was 12. He was educated in Pittsburg and was a World War II veteran, with active duty in the Navy on board the U.S.S. Idaho. During this time he was a Golden Gloves boxer. 

Most of his life was spent working as a truck driver, and he owned and operated RPB Trucking for several years. Upon retiring, he and his wife, Melba, moved to Magalia, Calif. On returning to Napa, he became an avid bocce ball enthusiast and was a member of Small Vineyards Bocce Ball team. He was also affiliated with the Teamsters Union and Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Survivors include his wife of 35 years; a daughter, Catherine Buccellato; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Joanne Taylor; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Edward Ruiz; brothers Leo Buccellato, Sam Buccellato and Vincent J. Buccellato; a sister, Frances Trezza; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Buccellato was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers Frank, Nick, Joe and Bill; sisters Josephine Capeto and Mary Cardinale. Interment will be at the Tulocay Cemetery. 
 

Norma M. Nicholas 

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 31 for Norma Marie Nicholas of Napa, who died Monday, March 26, at Queen of the Valley Hospital. She was 97. 

Mrs. Nicholas is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Rochona; a sister, Adelia Walker; and grandchildren, Venita Bush, Nathan Hale, Michael Johnson, Lt.Matthew Rochon and Dr. Yvonne Rochon. 

Private inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel. 
 

Margaret Streight 

Margaret Anna Streight died March 18 at her home in St. Helena. She was 87. 

Mrs. Streight was born in Wisconsin and came to California with her husband in 1943, living first in San Mateo and moving to St. Helena in 1971. 

She worked for Fred Hunter Real Estate and for Albertazzi Real Estate until 1983. She is survived by three daughters, Margie Lund of Burlingame, Barbara Hellwig of St. Helena and Susan Peterson of Grant's Pass, Ore.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. 


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