Chuck Carpy,68, considered one of the founders...


Chuck Carpy,68, considered one of the founders of the modern Napa Valley wine industry, died Monday of a heart attack in St. Helena, Calif.

His grandfather went to California from Bordeaux, France, at the end of the Civil War and eventually founded Christian Brothers cellars in St. Helena.

Mr. Carpy founded Freemark Abbey Winery in 1967 and co-founded Rutherford Hill Winery in 1976 and Napa Valley Bank in 1982. He also directed the Napa Valley Wine Library and was president of the Napa Valley Vintners Association and the Wine Institute.

Geoffrey Dearmer,103, who transformed the horror of his World War I battle experiences into eloquent haunting verse, died Sunday in London. A lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers, he fought at Gallipoli and the Somme. He is perhaps best remembered for his poems, "The Sentinel" and "The Somme."

Leonard Gentine,81, who co-founded Sargento Cheese Co. and built it into one of the nation's biggest retailers of natural )R cheeses, died Monday in Plymouth, Wis. In 1953, he formed a partnership with Joseph Sartori of S&R; Cheese Corp. and launched Sargento Cheese Co. Inc. He became sole owner in 1966 of the company now called Sargento Foods Inc.

Rabbi Hugo Gryn,66, Holocaust survivor, broadcaster and leader Britain's Reform Jews, died Sunday of brain cancer in London. He was appointed the group's president in 1990. From 1960 to 1962, he was executive director of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

Maurice Natanson,71, a philosopher who helped introduce the works of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl to U.S. audiences, died of prostate cancer Friday in Santa Cruz, Calif. After teaching at the University of Houston, the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Santa Cruz, he joined Yale's department of philosophy in 1976 and retired in 1995. In 1974, he received a National Book Award for "Edmund Husserl."

Alfred Streim,64, who prosecuted dozens of Nazi war criminals, died Saturday in Ludwigsburg, Germany. He led the Central Office for the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes since 1984. The office was created in 1958 to coordinate legal efforts to hunt Nazi war criminals.

Pub Date: 8/21/96

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