Homer Arthur Fisher
A memorial service will be held at the Veterans Home in Yountville Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. for World War I veteran Homer Arthur Fisher, a resident of the Veterans Home, who died Saturday, Dec. 28. He was 103.
Born to Adolph and Rose Fisher of Arcata, Calif., Mr. Fisher was reared in Humboldt County and attended schools there before serving with the U.S. Army in Europe from 1918 to 1919. Mr. Fisher was awarded the French Legion of Honor as one of a few surviving veterans who served on French soil. A 62-year life member of the Arcata Post of the American Legion, Mr. Fisher worked for the County of Humboldt for 17 years as an appraiser. He moved to the Napa Valley in 1990.
Mr. Fisher is survived by three children, Gladys Tolbert of Redding, Calif., Audrey Carlson of Saratoga, Calif., and Leonard Fisher of San Luis Obispo; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
A memorial service will also be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Arcata.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Matthew St. George Sr.
A memorial mass was held Jan. 4 at the St. Helena Catholic Church for Matthew C. St. George, Sr., of St. Helena, who died Dec. 29. He was 81.
Born to Frederick and Ada St. George of Verdun, Canada, Mr. St. George graduated from Hilton High School in New York and attended the New York Aviation School in Utica, NY. Serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII, Mr. St. George was the head of three separate Flight Engineer International Associations; the Napa Valley A’s; the American Lgion, Post #199; Clipper Pioneers; the Home Winemakers of St. Helena and the Pan Africa Club. Mr. St. George began his aviation career with Pan Am as a mechanic in 1939 and retired as a flight engineer. Mr. St. George was a parishioner of St. Helena Catholic Church.
Mr. St. George is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jane St. George of St. Helena; three daughters, Marcia Mollinedo of Middletown, Louise Iredell of Monterey and Liz Donovan, of San Jose; two sons, Matthew, Jr. of Venice, Calif. and Michael Patrick St. George of Newton, Penn.; a sister, Margaret Ryan of Rochester, NY; and eight grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Helena Catholic Church or to Hospice of Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
Jeffrey Louis Locy
Suggested memorial donations for Jeffrey Louis Locy, 25, who was killed in an automobile accident in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 27, have been announced.
Contributions may be made to Orphans Around the World, the Jeff Locy Memorial Fund, P.O.Box 116, Salem, UT 84653; or to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1474 Oak Ave., St. Helena , 94574.
Mr. Locy, a 1995 graduate of St. Helena High School, is survived by his parents, Bill and Sherry Locy of St. Helena; by a brother, Jordan, of St. Helena; two sisters, Shelah Locy of Fairfield and Bethany Dribnack of St. Cloud, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Kody Dribnack; a nephew, Gavin; and his grandmother, Christine Montelli.
A funeral was held Jan. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Napa. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in St. Helena.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 31 for Thelma Annette Smith, a former Angwin resident who died Dec. 29. She was 98.
Born in Glenwood, Ind., Mrs. Smith married Herbert Kenneth Smith in 1923. The couple attended Missionary College and Andrews University and later served as missionaries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in China where their son, Herbert, Jr., was born, and where Mr. Smith was killed by a bandit. Mrs. Smith remained a missionary for six years and worked closely with noted author Pearl S. Buck. During World War II she was an evangelist in Canada, Minnesota and Michigan before returning to China where she stayed until her retirement at 80 as a professor in Taiwan Adventist College. She retired to Angwin where she jogged, birdwatched and hiked with students well into her 90s.
Mrs. Smith is survived by three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son in 1974 and by her only sister, Dorothy.
Memoral contributions may be made to any Seventh-day Adventist Church, either directly or in care of AAsum Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. SW, Albany, OR 97321.
Arrangements by AAsum Funeral Home.
Charles Trembath Jr.
A celebration of life was held at the American Legion Hall Jan. 4 for Charles Edwin Trembath, Jr., who died Dec. 29. He was 47.
Born in Santa Cruz, Calif., Mr. Trembath served in the United States Marine Corps and worked in the automobile industry for over 20 years. He was a member of the Soul Brothers and AA, speaking to inmates at the Napa County Juvenile Hall and the Napa County Jail.
Mr. Trembath is survived by his wife, Jodette Trembath, of Vallejo; three daughters, Michelle Burns of Clio, Mich., Keri Trembath of Lebanon, Ore. and Terri Little of Toledo, Ore.; a son, Charles “Gator” Edwin Trembath, III, of Napa; a stepson, Jake Desormier of Vallejo; two sisters, Valerie Brink of St. Helena and Debra Trembath of Spring Creek, Nev.; and his father, Charles Edwin Trembath, Sr., of Spring Creek, Nev. Mr. Trembath was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Trembath.
Arrangements by Struble Family Funeral Services.
James L. Pogue
A memorial service was held Oct. 5 for James L. Pogue who died Oct 2 at St. Helena Hospital. He was 80.
Mr. Pogue was born in Jamestown, ND to Franklin and Esther Pogue and was raised by his uncle after the loss of his father at age three and mother at age 8. Mr. Pogue attended Pacific Union College. He met his wife, Lola Jane Rowland at school in Lincoln, Neb. and they married in 1944. In 1946, Mr. Pogue and his wife went to Singapore, and later Thailand and Guam as Seventh Day Adventist Missionaries. In 1969 Mr. Pogue and his growing family moved back to Calif., eventually moving to St. Helena and later Calistoga where they lived until 2000 when they moved back to Silverado Orchards in St. Helena.
Mr. Pogue is survived by his wife, Lola of 58 years; two sons, James of Auburn and Jerry of Lake Arrowhead; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Vida Lickey of Oregon City, Ore.; and an aunt, Elvera Barker of Littleton, Colo.
Arrangements made by Richard Pierce Funeral Service.
William “Bill” Parks
A funeral will be held Oct. 12 for William “Bill” Parks who died Oct. 7 at his Santa Rosa Home. He was 68.
Mr. Parks was a life-long member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and graduated from PUC Elementary School and PUC Prep. Mr. Parks served in the U.S. Army with the White Coats in the medical division.
Mr. Parks is survived by his wife, Kay Parks of Santa Rosa; two sons, Monty of Ukiah and Larry of Napa; in addition to his second marriage, children; Tim and Torry Slaton of Alta, Calif.; Tamra Clemons of Santa Clara and Terry Mikhailenko of Sacramento; two brothers, Robert Parks of Eugene, Ore. And Phillip Parks of Yuma, Ariz.; and a sister, Nancy Sutsch of Yuma, Ariz. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia and two infant children, baby Carol and baby Robert.
Arrangements made by Morrison Funeral Chapel.
A celebration of remembrance will be held Oct. 11 for Harjit Ahuja who died Oct. 4 at St. Helena Hospital. He was 51.
Mr. Ahuja was born in Bombay, India to Inder Singh Ahuja and Satwant Kaur Kukreja Ahuja. Mr. Ahuja moved to the United States in 1971, received his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and moved to the Napa Valley in 1985 to accept a position as a CPA with G&J Seilberlich and Co. Mr. Ahuja married Donna Bunch in 1992. Mr. Ahuja had been employed as the CFO of Caymus Vineyards since 1998.
Mr. Ahuja is survived by his wife, Donna; three children, Matthew, Ethan and Prita; two brothers, Jeevan Ahuja of Davis, Calif. and Manjit Ahuja of Gold River, Calif.; and a sister, Jatinder Singh of Delhi, India.
Contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Ahuja to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301.
Arrangements made by Treadway and Wigger Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at St. Helena Cemetery for Gladys Brown, who died Oct.6 at Nene Rest Home after a lengthy illness. She was 95.
A resident of St. Helena for 15 years before moving to Fairfield, Miss Brown is survived by her nieces, Judy Church, Carmel Mills and Thelma Deagle; seven grandnieces and one grandnephew; and her caregiver of 10 years, Emileta Miranda.
Arrangements by Mor-rison Funeral Chapel
Lavera M. Caiocca
Private family services were held for Lavera Marcey Caiocca, who died Oct. 6 at St. Helena Hospital. She was 90.
Mrs. Ciocca was born in Weir, Kansas, to Oscar and Josephine Gray Jones. In 1963, she and her late husband, Julius, moved to St. Helena from San Francisco and were noted for their love of dancing.
Mrs. Caiocca, a member of The Silverado Chapter O.E.S #189, is survived by a daughter, Rosalie Marsha Harris, of Sonora; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcey and Jack Smith, of Calistoga; grandchildren Martin Varrel-man, Cheryl Smith and Jason Smith; and a great-grandson, Kolby Smith.
Entombment was at St. Helena Cemetery. Arrang-ements by Richard Pierce Funeral Service, Napa.
Memorial contributions may be made to We Care Animal Society, 1345 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena, CA 94574.
Mary Anne Gay
A memorial service was held Oct. 7 at the St. Helena Catholic Church for Mary Anne B. Gay, who died Sept. 30 at her St. Helena home with her family by her side. She was 50.
Mrs. Gay is survived by her three children, Scott, Anne and Matthew Gay, all of St. Helena, and by their father, Thomas Gay, of Napa.
Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Napa Valley, 3299 Claremont Way, Napa, CA 94558.
Arrangements by Tread-way & Wigger Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Napa.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Pacific Union College Church youth chapel for Daniel Koval, who died Oct. 1 at St. Helena Hos-pital. He was 78.
Dr. Koval, the son of Dimitri and Mary Koval of Fitchburg, Mass., earned both an MA and Ph.D. in mathematics from Boston University and had taught for 42 years.
In 1945 he married June Sands and the following year began his teaching career at Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, Mass. From 1960 to 1971 he taught at Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Md., before moving to Angwin and joining the teaching staff at Pacific Union College. He retired in 1988 after 11 years.
Dr. Koval, who enjoyed woodworking and photography, is survived by his wife of 56 years, June Koval, of Angwin; two sons, David Roy Koval of Calistoga and Daniel Gary Koval of Portland, Ore.; a brother, Stephen Koval, of Ukiah; and two grandchildren.
He was a member of the Pacific Union College Seventh-day Adventist Church in Angwin.
Memorial donations may be made to AMAZING FACTS, P.O. Box 1058, Roseville, CA 95678-8058.
Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Chapel.