Karla (Sullivan) Reiswig (1955-2018)


Oct 08, 1955 – Jan 02, 2018

Karla Frances Reiswig (Sullivan), 62, of Napa, CA, passed away on January 2, 2018 after a courageous fight with cancer.

Karla was born in Napa on October 8th, 1955 to Nola Mae Stockton and Harley Gordon Sullivan.

Karla was a homemaker for her family for 44 years. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren whenever she could and always put other people first, before herself.

Karla is survived by her family, Julie Reiswig Larsen (step-daughter), Richard Reiswig III (son), Sean Reiswig (son), and Crystal Reiswig (daughter), Michael Brandon Batoon (step-son), eleven grandchildren; Beau, Lauren, Thomas, Autumn, Shea, Sofia, Lucas, Karina, Anthony, Selena and Arianna. She is also survived by her sisters Karen Peterson (Sullivan) and Lori Hansen (Sullivan) both of Eugene Oregon along with many nieces and nephews, as well as other family and friends.

Karla is preceded in death by her parents Nola and Harley Sullivan, Cliff Sullivan (brother), Kathy Dobbs (Sullivan) (sister).

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Diana (Wilson) Danielski (1955-2018)


June 15, 1955 – June 22, 2018

Diana Gail (Wilson) Danielski, a 63 year resident of Napa Valley passed away peacefully in her home on June 22, 2018.

Diana was born on June 15, 1955 at Queen of the Valley and spent her entire life in Napa. She was a graduate of Napa High and received her ROTC CNA training from Napa Valley Adult Education. She worked as a CNA at St. Helena Hospital before becoming disabled due to complications from a surgical procedure.

Diana had a passion for helping animals and loved her cats very much. She spent many years working and volunteering at the Napa Humane Society to ensure a better place for the animals that didn’t have homes in the Napa Valley. She often said that if she could, she would have taken them all home.

She is survived by her mother, Janet Wilson; siblings: Patty Wilson, Ricky Wilson and David Wilson, Sister-in-Law Jackie Wilson; her two sons, Adam and Kristian Danielski and grandchildren Hailey Danielski and Jesiah Danielski. She was laid to rest at Memorial Gardens. A memorial service was held at Grace Church of the Valley on July 21, 2018.

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How to find someone in the digital age

So you’re thinking about our next reunion and you’re hoping you will see SOMEONE there, but you realize that perhaps SOMEONE hasn’t yet gotten the word about the reunion. Hopefully, you will take it upon yourself to make sure they are aware, but maybe the contact info you have is stale and you soon discover that you have no reliable method for reaching out to them. Here are a few tips for tracking them down that may help.

  • Try Facebook.
  • Try LinkedIn.
  • Try classmates.com — you will likely need to sign up for a paid subscription to establish contact with other members. I was just offered a 3 month subscription at 50% off ($7.50 total — warning: it auto-renews)
  • Try reunion.com
  • Try alumniclass

Try these free services:

I’ve found phone numbers and address via those; unfortunately a lot of phone numbers are no longer valid.  Also, these sites include ads to paid services — it’s easy to click on something and end up on a paid site.

As for paid sites, I’m not yet sure whether you get your money’s worth from them, but there are paid services out there such as:

When searching for females who can no longer be found by their maiden name, you might get lucky if you search for marriage records on Ancestry.com.  [suggestion for females: include your maiden name when signing up for sites such as Facebook and Classmates]

Debra (Petree) Huntley (1955-2013)

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Apr 08, 1955 – Jan 10, 2013

Debra Louise Huntley, 57, of Napa lost an unexpected battle with pneumonia on Jan. 10, 2013, at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Born April 8, 1955, to Donald and Luella Petree, Debra was one of five daughters. She graduated from Napa High in 1973, was married briefly, and had a daughter in 1978. For the past 29 years, Debra shared a relationship with her partner, Glen, and his children.

Debra’s favorite thing was spending time with “her girls.” She couldn’t tell them enough how much she loved them, and she loved being loved by them as well. Her favorite time of the day was 3:33. Debra loved knitting, watching her shows, cuddling with her kitty and eating “goodies.”

We will miss Debra’s great sense of humor, her loyalty, her constant humming, her quirkiness, and her stubbornness.

She is survived by her daughter, Andrea; her partner, Glen; grandchildren Destiny, Melody, Brooklyn, Derick, Dominic, Jeffrey, Daniel, Dallyn and P.J.; stepdaughters Rebecca, Traci and Deanna; sisters Lynn, Saphina, Robin and Donna; nieces and nephews Ronda, Erika, Eron, Justin, Nick and Kris.

Debra is predeceased by her kitty, Peeper.

Services were held Feb. 2, 2013 at First Christian Church in Napa. 

Brent Lyman-Grover (1954-1982)


Sep 02, 1954 – Jul 29, 1982

Brent James Lyman-Grover, 27, died Friday at Queen of the Valley Hospital following a sudden illness.

Brent was born in Oakland, September 2, 1954. He moved to Napa at the age of 10 and attended Napa schools. He graduated from Napa High School in 1973, and attended Napa Junior College for two years. He spent his time in Napa and South Lake Tahoe. He was an avid golfer and pursued golfing as an amateur in the western part of the U.S. He also played golf in Scotland.

Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Lyman-Grover of Napa; two brothers, Steven C. Anderson of El Cerrito, and Richard A. Lyman-Grover of San Leandro; three sisters, Jane E. Cooper of Nevada City, Jackie Eggman of Arkansas, and June Yeater of Camarillo; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held Wednesday, Aug 2 at the Chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service. Entombment at Tulocay Mausoleum.

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Linda (Pogue) Glover (1955-2002)


May 22, 1955 – Nov 21, 2002

Former Napa resident, Linda Sue Glover, 47, died at her Vacaville home on Nov. 21, 2002, following a long illness. She was born May 22, 1955, in Vallejo.

She was a Vintage High School graduate with the class of 1973. She had resided in Vacaville and Solano County for the past 27 years and was a self-employed computer web designer, last employed with Intel.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Bill, of Vacaville; two sons, Scott and Paul, both of Vacaville; her father, Robert E.Pogue of Vallejo; brother, Robert E. Pogue Jr. of New York state; and sister, Sandra Gale of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Graveside services were held at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life service in Valley Church, Vacaville. Pastor Raleigh Galgan officiated.

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Denise (Morrissey) Sullivan (1955-1995)


Jul 01, 1955 – Dec 04, 1995 (Calistoga)

Dede Sullivan (nee Denise Morrissey) passed away at her home on December 4, 1995 after a long illness.
Dede was born on July 1, 1955, in San Francisco and lived in Calistoga since 1980. She was a 1973 graduate of Vintage High School and also graduated from St. Apollinaris Grammar School in Napa.
Dede worked for the City of Calistoga in the Public Works Department for more than 10 years.
Her mother, Marian Morrisey, lives in Calistoga and her father, Richard Michael Morrissey, resides in Sonoma. In addition to her parents, Dede is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Ames of Meridian, Idaho, and Colleen Weiss of Los Angeles, and her brother Kevin Morrisey of Napa. She was the granddaughter of Maria Schlarmann of San Francisco and the late Alois Schlarmann, and the late Hazel and Edward M. Morrisey of Alexandria, Virginia. Dede is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A memorial Mass was held on December 9, 1995, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Calistoga. Cremation arrangements were by Deer Creek Mortuary, Dublin, CA.

Bernard K. Nance (1955-1993)

Jul 07, 1955 – Dec 20, 1993

Bernard Nance was born on July 7, 1955, in Oakland to Jack W and Marie (Chapdelaine) Nance. He was raised and educated in Napa, graduating from Vintage High School in 1973.

He began working at Kaiser Steel and later worked for Basalt Rock Company. Following the earthquake in October of 1989, he worked on the Bay Bridge reconstruction and for the last year had worked for Ogletree’s Welding and Metal Fabrication in St. Helena. Bernard was a member of the Boilermakers Union.

Bernard is survived by his parents, Jack W. and Marie Nance, and two brothers, Robert and Bradley, all of Napa, and one niece and one nephew. He was predeceased by a brother, John, in 1983.

Interment was at Tulocay Cemetery, 411 Coombsville Road, with Rev. Father Michael Cleary officiating. Services were under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service.

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Mark Greenhow (1954-1972)

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Mark Steven Greenhow, 17, died early Sunday morning in Kaiser Hospital of a virus infection which had affected his heart.

A native of San Diego, Greenhow received his education at Yokohama, Japan, and came to Napa in 1962. He had attended Salvador, El Centro, and Redwood Junior High School, and was presently attending Napa Senior High School.

He was on the track and soccer team at Redwood, and had been a member of the track team at Napa High. He was also a member of the Block “N” Society and was active in music.

Mr. Greenhow took ill in October and had been in poor health since.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnette Greenhow of Napa; two sisters, Barbara Ann and Mary Catherine, both of Napa; four brothers, Barnette Jr. and Timothy, both of Napa; and Gregory, Mare Island, and James, Presidio; two grandmothers, Mrs. Madeline Connor of San Diego, and Mrs. Alma Glisson of Ohio; and one nephew and one niece.

Rosary was recited February 14 at the Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jospeh Ralph officiated. Prayer services were held in the chapel February 15, 1972 with the Reverend Brendan Hanratty of St. Apoolinaris Catholic Church officiating. Mark was interred at Tulocay Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Greg Foley, David Wall, Albert and Frank Paoli, and James and Timothy Persico.

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