A Funeral Mass was held June 16 at the St. Helena Catholic Church for Edmund Schuh, who died at Queen of the Valley Hospital June 12. He was 89.
Mr. Schuh was born in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 3, 1914, to William and Ann Schuh, early settlers of the Santa Clara Valley.His father was the president of Wester Granite and Marble Works in San Jose.
Mr. Schuh, the youngest of six children, had four brothers and one sister who have all pre-deceased him. He was educated in San Jose, and attended San Jose State College for two years before graduating from Heald Business College.
Following graduation he was employed by Bisceglia Brothers in San Jose, a cannery and winery operation, and served as office manager. When the company moved to Fresno, he moved with it and became treasurer of the winery business there. Mr. Schuh was employed by Bisceglia Brothers for 24 years.
In September of 1957 he was employed by Christian Brothers and moved to St. Helena where he lived in the company house at 142 St. Helena Hwy., next to the Martini Winery. He was in charge of the winery’s Altar Wine Sales in the U.S. and Canada, and other areas where they exported wine. When the Christian Brothers sold their wineries he was appointed to various other tasks. In all, Mr. Schuh had 45 years with the Christian Brothers.
An outdoorsman, he liked to fish, hunt and go boating. He also enjoyed his vegetable garden, especially his tomatoes. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sons of Italy, and the Elks both in Fresno and Napa. He also served on the Napa County Grand Jury.
Mr. Schuh was married to his first wife, Zoan, for 52 years. She died on Jan. 27, 1990.
On Feb. 8, 1992, Mr. Schuh married Mary Goldstein, who died on Oct. 10, 2001.
He is survived by five children, William Schuh and his wife, Ernestine; Elizabeth Schuh-Pina and her husband, Larry; Chris Schuh and his wife, Linda; James Schuh and his wife, Teresa; and Patricia Trifforiot-Schuh and her husband, Thierry; by his late wife Mary’s two sons, Jim Marcucci and his wife, Josie, and their three children, and by Tom Marcucci and his wife, Sharon, and their two children; and by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Burial was at the St. Helena Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Brothers Lasallian Education Fund, De La Salle Institute, 4401 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558, or St. Apollinaris Catholic Building Fund, 3700 Lassen St., Napa, CA 94558.
Doris Alm Davis
Doris Alm Davis died Sunday, June 1, at Bancroft Convalescent Hospital in San Leandro. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Alameda and moved to the Silverado Trail in Calistoga in 1914. She attended Calistoga schools, graduating from Calistoga High School with the class of 1930.
Mrs. Davis worked during high school and after at Alm & Ames Hardware and Plumbing store until her marriage to John Palecek. The couple moved moved to Winnemucca, Nev. but following Mr. Palecek’s death, she moved to San Francisco and worked at the White House Department Store.
In 1952, she married Dr. Clark Davis, a dentist. They lived in San Francisco, Pacific Grove and Salinas. Dr. Davis died in 1977.
Mrs. Davis moved to Rossmoor in Walnut Creek in 1993. Last year, she became ill with cancer and was moved to Bancroft Convalescent Hospital.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Native Daughters of the Golden West and of the Corral de Tierra Country Club.
She is survived by a sister, Virginia Alm Hoadley, of Reno, Nev.; stepsons Mac Davis of Oakland and Croy Davis of Santa Rosa; and a step-daughter, Peg Davis, of Montana.
There were no serves. The Neptune Society handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the donor’s charity of choice.
Nelson Armando Rivera
A funeral service was held at the St. Helena Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church Tuesday, June 25, for Nelson Armando Rivera, was killed in an accident in Angwin June 16. He was 39.
Mr. Rivera, the first born of four children, was born June 9, 1964, in El Salvador to Pablo and Genoveva Rivera. He moved to California as a teenager and graduated from the Pasadena High School in 1983. He had relocated from Southern California to the Napa Valley.
Mr. Rivera took pride in being able to help his family in El Salvador. He was a landscape architect and had worked for Pacific Union College for several years.
He sharing outdoor activities with his father, and found pleasure in traveling and shopping.
Mr. Rivera is survived by his wife of nearly 16 months, Ana Rivera of Angwin; his parents, Pablo and Genoveva Rivera; a sister, Sandra Galeano; and two younger brothers, Pablo C. Rivera and Jaime E. Rivera.
He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Pompilio Lemus of Honduras; a niece, Jessica Rivera, and nephews, Maro and Christopher Rivera.
Visitation was at Morrison Funeral Chapel, 990 Vintage Ave, on Sunday, June 22, and Monday, June 23. Burial was at the St. Helena Cemetery.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena.
A memorial service was held at St. Helena’s United Methodist Church for Evalyn Brown, who died June 14 at St. Helena Hospital. She was 81.
Mrs. Brown was born in Nebraska in 1919 and moved to California in 1942. She worked as a coordinator for Stanford from 1957 to 1970. She was a resident of St. Helena for 18 years and an avid gardener and past president of the St. Helena Garden Club.
She is survived by her children, Bruce of Palo Alto, Patricia Sterne of Victoria Texas, Dorothy O’Neill of Calistoga and Linda Brown of Palo Alto, her brother Harry Nixon of Jackson, Calif., eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Brown, who died in 1996, and a son, William (Bill) Brown.
A private scattering was held at Tulocay Cemetery. Cremation arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel, St. Helena.
Lisa K. Moore
Lisa K. Moore died June 23 in St. Helena. She was 82.
Mrs. Moore, born Aug. 8, 1918, to Schreiuer and Marie Roland in Heidelburg, Germany, had lived in the St. Helena area for 35 years.
She was an avid crocheter, knitter, gardener, cook and grandmother to her grandson, John Emerson. She is survived by three sons, Peter Emerson and wife, Elena, of San Francisco; Karl Bothe of Kauai, Hawaii; and Ralph Bothe of Germany; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Elmshaven Seventh-day Adventist Church of Deer Park. At her request there will be no service.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Lilian ‘Joan’ Tench
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 Spring St., St. Helena, for Lilian “Joan” Tench, who died June 9 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Napa. She was 93.
Mrs. Tench, a graduate from Birmingham University of England, held a degree in chemistry. She and her husband, John, moved to the Napa Valley over 35 years ago. She was a member of St. Helena’s Grace Episcopal Church and of the Daughters of the British Empire.
She is survived by two sons, Brian of San Francisco and Richard J.A. of Reno, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband.
Following the service inurnment will be in the Rose Garden at the church.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Phillip C. Martinelli
A memorial Mass was held June 3 at Little Flower Catholic Church in Reno, Nevada for Phillip Charles Martinelli, who died May 30 in Reno. He was 77.
Mr. Martinelli, the son of Charles Martinelli and Sabina Tomagne, graduated from St. Helena High School and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and served with the U. S. Army Air Corp during W.W.II.
He was Deputy Agriculture Commissioner of Solano County for five years, then moved to Reno in 1959 to become director of plant industry for the State of Nevada Department of Agriculture. He retired from the department in 1989.
Mr. Martinelli was a member of the Western Plant Board, the National Plant Board, Elks Club and St. Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Eva (Taverna) Martinelli, of Reno; a son, Dr. Lawrence Phillip Martinelli, of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Diane Marie de Polo, of Reno; a sister Mary Chavez, of St. Helena; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Flower School, 1300 Casazza, Reno, NV 89502.
Arrangements by Walton Funeral Home, of Reno.
William L. Muir
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Youth Chapel of the Pacific Union College Church in Angwin for William Lewis Muir, who died May 25 following and two-and-a-half-year struggle with cancer.
He was the only child of William Mather Muir and Bessie Deach Muir of Newberg, Ore. After graduating from Laurelwood Academy in Oregon and attending Walla Walla College in Washington for two years, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He spent three years serving in the United States and in the Philippines.
While he was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, Mr. Muir met Dorothy Johnson of Oakland. They were married following his discharge from the Army in 1946.
He graduated from Pacific Union College with a degree in business, and in 1949, began a 37-year career with Pacific Press in Mountain View, first as an accountant and eventually as secretary-treasurer, vice president of finance, a position held for many years, until the company relocated to Nampa, Idaho. In 1986, the Muirs retired to Angwin.
Mr Muir was a life member of Rotary International in Mountain View and St. Helena.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Johnson Muir, of Angwin; two daughters and their families, Jennifer Lynne Goss of Glendale and Rebecca Anne Muir of New York City, and a grandson, Eric Michael Goss, of Glendale.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558.
Arrangements by Richard Pierce Funeral Service.