Cant wait for your book to come out April 5th, Ive asked my other son to buy it for my birthday. I pick up the phone to call but no one answers. RIP Mr. John Traina. It is never easy to lose a parent whether you are in your 20s or 50s. I hope during this time the family has the strength and time needed together For we all know how important support is. 8:51 am, Debbie BanahanMarch 22, 2017 In addition to his extensive cache of Faberg cigarette cases, Traina adored historic vehicles, from his collection of early 20th century wagons lining the tree-canopied drive of his beloved, 24-acre Oakville vineyard, to an antique fire truck often parked in the drive of Traina's last home, an 1893 Pacific Heights firehouse once owned by Gov. If there is anything that i believe in that would be someone above who watches all of us and will be watching over your son and your husband Yoko, Hi Danielle this is quite a story I was curious & thought Id take a look at your different stories actually I was checking to see if you wrote a new story. Funeral Home Services for John are being provided by Kutis Funeral Home, Inc, Affton Chapel. Im so sorry for your loss. 10:14 am, Jan FisherMarch 15, 2011 John A. Traina, Jr. (Sept. 26, 1931, to Feb. 1, 2011) passed away last Tuesday in San Francisco. Thank you for writing such a wonderful story. She covered it well and it was only after her death that it became apparent that she was bipolar. Traina was married for many years each to Fine Arts Museums' board President Dede Wilsey and best-selling author Danielle Steel. Since then, she has worked for the Sunday Style and Datebook sections, covering gala night openings and writing trend pieces. He was the stepfather of Beatrix Lazard Seidenberg. He enjoyed a long and respected career in shipping (American President Lines, Grace Lines, Prudential Lines, Delta Lines) and was among the first to start cruises into China. John Traina passed away in St. Louis, Missouri. ), musical instruments, the kids friends, a dozen backpacks full of homework, and John never batted an eye, or complained about the noise or chaos. John and Fran were the sweetest, and more than neighbors. Hed had some heart problems in recent years, but managed them responsibly, and continued living a great life. With regard to John Traina they simply don't come any better. Some basic help and starters when you have to write a tribute to someone you love. As much as it breaks my heart to know he has passed on, it also makes me smile, knowing he's with his beloved Fran. And he called me and invited me out. He was nearly 80, and looked barely sixty (I will enclose his obituary here, and the photo attached is not an old one, it is from only last year. As the years went on I used old photos of the Traina family from Dads albums, enlarged and framed, as an excuse to visit John. What a beautiful love story that you have shared. A fourth-generation Northern Californian, Miss Bigelow first divined her love of San Francisco by reading the dispatches of such classic Chronicle columnists as Pat Steger, Stanton Delaplane, Charles McCabe and Herb Caen. Thoughts and prayers as you mourn the passing of a good man, and then celebrate a life Our deepest condolences to the family. What a warm. A memorial service will be held at The Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, San Francisco, 94109, on Friday, 11 February, at 2:00pm. Everyone is shocked, and all of us are stunned and saddened, but I also realize that this is probably the way he would want to go, quickly, simply, still looking handsome and feeling well until almost the last minute. You are so lucky to have been a big part of his life. You serve as an inspiration to everyone who knows you, and it grieves me that you have to endure yet another loss, one that has an impact not only on you, but upon your family as well. "He was the man who everyone liked. Sounds like he was a great husband & father to all. Thank you for sharing both your sadness and joy. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 12 pm until 2 pm followed immediately by services at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway. He was movie star handsome when I met him, and until his very last day. The philanthropist and renowned Faberg collector was a fixture of San Francisco society married first to Dede Buchanan, an ambassador's daughter, and later to author . Sincerely, Did you ever write a book about your lives together in Napa?? She was marrying someone else, John was alone and I was amazed that he invited me out. So very sorry for your loss n the loss of your son threw all the tradegy u experience u still continue to write the best book which I enjoy so very much sending u much love n prayers, I loved what you, Danielle Steel, my favorite novelist wrote about your former spouse, John Traina. We both think that your professional life is astounding and your private life is to be admired. He sounds so exciting, every day was a new adventure to him. He immediately struck up a conversation and we quickly discovered we shared a lot of interests including a love of the shipping industry. Jerry Brown. Passed away in San Francisco. I always enjoyed her dedications to him in her books, and the obvious love they shared. I drove a Studebaker Avanti that had this glove compartment with a pop-up compact. I am totally shocked and saddened to hear the news of Johns passing. Although you were no longer married, it is remarkable how you both remained close friends and beloved parents to all your children. Whitepages person search is the fastest way to find contact information online. He thoroughly enjoyed his kids, his friends, his homes, his travels, new adventures, exotic places (where I would have been terrified to go). Just as when Nick died, you are all in my thoughts and I pray that you find comfort in all those special memories you have of your former husband, fellow parent and dear friend. 9:55 pm, Cristiana CruzJanuary 21, 2022 Much strength to you and your children in this sad time. She said what a mistake she made and we have never looked back. fortunate. What a beautiful tribute to a lovely man adored by all! And then there was a big reception at my home, with music and laughter and people, which is exactly what John wanted. Im sure they will charm the socks off the Austrians in true Traina style. God Bless all of you. He loved classic cars, beautiful antiques, had an incredible wardrobe and was the best dressed man I know. Holidays bring up a lot of memories. Dear Mrs. Steel I just read your kind and heartwarming life of your late husband One doesnt hear that from ex-wives very often and it was touching to read. John sounded as wonderful as the perfect men in some of your novels Its so nice that you were able to share a life and build a family with such an endearing man. She is the bestselling living author and one of the best-selling fiction author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold. Share Your Memories and Sympathies and Join the Bereaved! 11:51 am, Kathy GordonNovember 19, 2018 Danielle Im sorry you have lost the shine in your sun! The greatest sadness, other than losing him, is that our children are still very young, in their early 20s, much too young to lose a parent, and a man like John is a lot to lose, as a parent, loved one, or friend. 2:29 pm, Jennifer NixonAugust 29, 2013 Passed away in San Francisco. He was generous to his friends, hosting lavish summer barbecues for hundreds of guests on the Fourth of July at the Oakville home, and entertained many international jet-setters, including Italian film star Sophia Loren, who visited when her son, Carlo Ponti Jr., conducted the Russian National Orchestra when it performed in the Bay Area. Toth was a heroin addict and burglar himself, and his son Nicholas was also a drug addict and suffering from bipolar disorder. Dearest Danielle , What a beautiful tribute to your former husband, but more importantly, a beautiful tribute to a fine human being. 26 September 1931 1 February 2011. He carried himself with a graceful presence on and off the field. He must have been an extra ordinary man and the way you described him She was 8.5 months pregnant at that time. JOSEPH TRAINA OBITUARY. Traina engaged in numerous pursuits, with vineyards in the Napa Valley, was the author of two books ("Extraordinary Jewels" and "The Faberg Case"), was a world traveler and famous collector of important objects. I don't remember any scene in any place where he wasn't anything but composure and elegance personified," Trevor Traina said. I did not know Mr. Traina personally but knew of him as being one of the last Men of Elegance, a reminder of times long gone. John was a man of a thousand interests, always fascinated by a variety of topics. Kind, elegant, unforgettable, Our sincerest condolences to the entire Traina family. 8:14 am, jose roperoMarch 4, 2011 He was extremely elegant, known for his impeccable style and limitless charm, he added glamour and sophistication to the San Francisco social scene for his entire life. Unfortunately, they both could not spend a lifetime together, and both got divorced in 2002. And our Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays were legendary among people who knew us, because in an effort not to pull the kids in different directions, not only did John spend the holidays with us, but so did his first wife, her new husband before he died, and her mother, who is like a grandmother to my children, and a cherished member of our family, she is 93 now and going strong. He wouldnt like to see us crying, or sad. In the 21st century, it's not just urns and gravestones anymore. 7:10 am, afaf sherbinyFebruary 1, 2013 The photo shows my middle brother Clay at age 2 sitting on our Collie dog Queenie, Jackie petting Quenie and Ricky (me) looking at the camera. 26 September 1931 1 February 2011. I was shocked to hear of Johns death, and thank you for writing this eloquent memoir. John had two adorable very young sons, Trevor and Todd, who were friends of my daughters and I knew well. http://www.tj.org. A few years later, as I mushed along in my own life, he and his wife separated and divorced. We had drinks together a time or twobut always just as good friends. She was 85, a native of Torbert, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge. Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947) is an American writer, best known for her romance novels. Wow sounded What a wonderful person you are danielle . He was impeccable, perfect, beautiful, and he had a knack for spreading beauty around him. John was a great conversationalist, very well-read chap, and we discussed philosophy and politics. He had moved back into my house during chemo, so he would be more comfortable and could be near to our children. He began the Pearl Cruises, the first Western cruise line to sail to China. time out to read more as the day goes on. John Traina passed away at age 79 years old on April 1, 1999, and was buried at Calverton National Cemetery Section 26 Site 718 210 Princeton Boulevard - Rt 25, in Calverton, New York. I took many photos, all of which are in my photo albums just like Dad. He was raised in San Francisco where he attended Town School but owing to his mother's enormous success in writing numerous romance novels, the family also maintained an estate in the south of France. He would have hated to be diminished, old and sick. Expand the Memories and Condolences form. Managed by: Taya T Thurman . born in Vienna Austria a city that I truly love. My thoughts are with you and may his wonderful soul rest in peace til you see him again one day. collector, socialite - dies, Todd Traina (left), Katie Traina and John Traina, Horoscope for Friday, 3/03/23 by Christopher Renstrom, No seriously, dont drive up to Tahoe this weekend, Wife of Jeffrey Vandergrift issues somber update, Snowboarder dies at Tahoe ski resort following historic blizzard, Scream publicity stunt floods Bay Area dispatch with 911 calls, The Warriors broke Russell Westbrook, just like old times, Rain reenters Bay Area forecast: Have an umbrella near you, Mochi muffin bakery closes SF cafe after just 4 months, The best fried chicken is at a San Francisco strip club, Oakland ransomware attackers leak 'confidential' data, Horoscope for Saturday, 3/04/23 by Christopher Renstrom. The photo was left with the maid. They got divorced in 1978, but their relationship inspired Steele to write Now & Forever and Passions Promise. John did everything decisively and quickly, just as he proposed to me 6 weeks after we started dating-6 weeks after the diagnosis, he was gone. The well-heeled man-about-town was a highly regarded figure. We were married for 17 years, and have been separated and divorced for 16 years. But first let's book a reservation to Stockholm. 6:37 am, Shawn DeCosteAugust 6, 2017 Twelve years later she had son Nick with Bill Toth. The top result for your search is John Peter Traina age 50s living in Saint Louis, MO . And we know several people who have lived years with leukemia, and have done well. And aside from the good looks, he exudes vitality and life). I myself just lost my 30 yr old son to brain cancer, but I have his little boy Ian who is 5 who is a miniature of my son. We will remember him forever. He assured us he would be!! I visited his office at 650 California St. S.F.,when his had a beautiful walnut paneled office with American President Lines. And in his final month, he was surrounded by that love as his children accompanied him to every cancer treatment. He was the stepfather of Beatrix Lazard Seidenberg. Even after our divorce, my house was always open to him; we spent wonderful times together with the kids. Having only recently been informed of John Trainas passing via a chance reading of Stanford Magazine that published alumni news I must say I was quite shocked. Dear Danielle I am 49 years old and have rean all of your books starting when I was a young teen. John Traina leaves a huge void in all your lives. TRAINA, John G., 95, of Blairsville, Ga., formerly of Tampa, Fla., passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. John was wearing a Union Officers uniform and looked incredibly dashing. Thank you for all your sharing with us, your readers. makes me feel that I know him too. He and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. 4:11 pm, Judith BertinatoNovember 1, 2019 "You'd have to go to Kuwait to find a man with a better entourage of wives and children - they loved him, and he loved them," said Trevor Traina, an Internet entrepreneur who was close to his father. i worked for him in oakville for two years ..couldnt have been nicer and fair ,Im very sorry for your loss a good man, areally fine human being. Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, in The Outsider, describes losing his father first to schizophrenia and then to death, and Laura Furman, in Ordinary Paradise, portrays the experiences of a woman whose mother dies from cancer when she is a young teenager. I hope everyone in your family truly relies on one another now, freely sharing funny anecdotes and fond memories about this man you all adored. He was extremely elegant, known for his impeccable style and limitless charm, he added glamour and sophistication to the San Francisco social scene for his entire life.  de Steele. Updated: June 21, 2016 . 12:30 pm, jose roperoMarch 4, 2011 I knew John Traina since age 2, Grant Grammar School, Lowell High School and thereafter through the years. The family requests that memorials be contributions to the California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94105, or The Nick Traina Foundation, P.O. Age 93, born in Labadieville, LA, residing in New Orleans, LA until 1960, Arabi, LA for 45 years, and Azalea Estates Slidell since early 2006. God Bless you and keep you in his loving arms. Jack Traina, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018. Though we shared different views, our talks made for a lively evening. (John 5:28,29) Thank you for sharing your life with him to your readers. Her profiles of personalities have included fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Emanuel Ungaro fashion house owner Asim Abdullah, to name a few. I really felt his spirit through the book you wrote about your son, and you looked so wonderful together in photos. Samantha Clarke. "He was also an artistic person who lived life with great flair and great style. God Bless, he will always be here with you and your family, because he was such a big part of it. Peace, prayers and blessings. Dear Danielle, I just came across this sad announcement and although I never met John, I could not help myself from sending you and your family my deepest sympathy.  Career [ edit] Traina started his first band, Shanker, at age 13 with Max Leavitt. my wife came back,..before then I didnt know where to turn. May God give you and your children the courage and you always remember John in the same happy way and cherish the happy moments you all spent together. I can only imagine what a depth-charge this is to your family and children. Debbie Banahan There is always enough love to go around, but it is rare to find a family who embraces that love with the exes etc. Carolyne Zinko, a native of Wisconsin, joined The San Francisco Chronicle in 1993 as a news reporter covering Peninsula crime, city government and political races. She married Claude-Eric Lazard in 1965, and divorced him in 1974 after several years of separation. What 78 year old man do you know who looks like that? I have always been a fan of your novels and contacting someone of your renown is something I have never done before. I appreciated his positive spirit just. John was most gracious and showed her around the property before sitting on his porch looking down the valley through his vineyards, sipping a glass of his Traina Cabernet. On one occasion my ex-sister in law, a well known watercolor artist in Belvedere, Diana Bradley, had used Johns Victorian home on Californa St. and Franklin for one of her famous annual calendars, where each month you would get another beautiful painting along with the dates of the month. after I left in 1969. We will remember him forever. You and I were expecting a baby in 1983 and we spoke once as you were looking fir a Nanny. Standing on that same corner was a young man, incredibly handsome, with a great smile. He was born in 1945 in Norfolk,. His passing is the. We became good friends. John was born on September 26, 1931 in United States.. John is one of the famous and trending celeb who is popular for being a Spouse. Let him rest in peace . Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time. And for a long time after, I wished I could meet a man like him. My wife of 16 years wanted to leave me. Its so hard to lose a child, I know what you went through losing your son. He sounded good. Box 470427, San Francisco, CA 94147. I will say many prayers for you. He was married to each for 17 years. I was hoping to hear from you to see if you could email me and let me know how do I survive this. He was so good to me and sophomore year at SEA he asked me to join he and Anna at the Father Daughter dance, since my dad had passed years before. I do pray that God will continue to keep you all in his care during this time. From left Todd Traina, Katie Traina, Dede Wilsey, John Traina, Alexis Swanson, and Trevor Traina, attend the San Francisco Opera Gala Friday evening, September 11, 2009. David Kessler's top 4 tips for dealing with holiday grief. (Juan 5:28,29) I am very proud to find that they will be entering the diplomatic corps. I am a 78 year old friend of John Traina, who has known him since I was born in 1932 at the Presido Wall at 3449 Pacific Ave. between Laurel and Locust, San Francisco. I am sure your family will find Mr. Trainas mark in many things they do. My deepest sympathy to everyone. I just came across this blog of yours and it touched my heart. John Traina, philanthropist, vintner and world-renowned Faberg collector, died Tuesday in San Francisco of heart disease. like my Dads. When we separated, I refused to have a war because I wanted our family to continue sharing holidays together. She had met Danny Zugelder while interviewing a prisoner, whom she married in the prison canteen in 1975. Condolences to family and friends.May you gain support and prayers to sustain you at this difficult time.Isaiah 57:15, John Traina is a St. Louis soccer icon who will always remain an idol for an entire generation of players. Mr. Traina will be missed, but what great memories of him from the time I was a boy to this day. I just completed reading His Bright Light about your son Nicky. I met up with Todd in Hollywood after he was grown, and we went shopping and had a hilarious time together. That was very nice. John and his wife looked like movie stars to me, and led a golden, elegant life. My parents and his parents were friends and they would invite the Trainas to our summer home at Clear Lake. You are so beautiful and have a wonderful life, children etc. He joined Link 80 at age 16 and played with them for three years, touring extensively. Traina even adopted her son Nicholas she had from Toth. Dear Danielle, I worked for the Trains for 13 months when Trevor and Todd were 2 and 3 years old. Nicholas John Steel Toth, popularly known as Nick Traina, was the biological son of Danielle Steele and William George Toth, but John Traina had adopted him after marrying Steele. I am so sorry to hear you lost him. I was 23, fresh out of college in Washington State, and working for American President Lines. 8:54 am, Michele RicardApril 23, 2017 He died on November 19, 2010 at 75 years old. Funeral services will be held privately. I too had a daughter,Danielle whom I named after my favorite author! This is a carousel. Though it feels like a part of you is missing and like there is a hole in your heart now, time does heal. We held a private funeral a week ago and a memorial the following week for his many friends. He looks so young. At such a small age, he had already become an established singer, and was the lead singer for Link 80 and punk. In 1981 he married Steel, becoming father to her children, Beatrix Seidenberg and the late Nick Traina. To you and your family, my deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I know you will feel Johns loss for a long, long time. His loss will be felt by all for a long, long time. She married William George Toth on the very next day of her divorce with Zugelder, but they did not get along well, and divorced in 1981. Giuseppe was born on June 24 1893, in Santa Marina Salina, Messina, Sicilia, Italy. I was only 22 when she passed. She started her writing career at the age of 19, and now she has been the author of a number of non-fiction books, childrens books and poetry, in addition to novels. say is that the people who know you and are part of your life are very very Genealogy for John Traina (c.1919 - d.) family tree on Geni, with over 240 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Unless you are experienced as an estate executor, you probably should hire an attorney. But his dedication to his family proved there was no man more diplomatic.". On the lifestyle front, her duties also including writing about cannabis culture for The Chronicle and its cannabis website, www.GreenState.com website. Thanks for all your help prophet mica, you really gave me my life back with my wife.. prophets website; livingspirits.webs.com. Traina was the son of Danielle Steel and William George Toth. I am so sorry for the loss of a very handsome man. John A. Walker JOHN A. WALKER John Ariel Walker, age 76, passed away November 7, 2022, at home in the arms of his loving wife, Teresa, in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am so glad you got to experience a great love in your life. Funeral services will be held privately. Our lunches on the veranda of his beautiful home reminded me of Italy. He spent every holiday with us, came to dinner often, we took real pleasure in seeing each other, with and without the kids. 21 books written by her have also provided inspiration for television adaptations. A cordial and affectionate greeting, Sorry Mrs. Steel, admired the little I had read about in his book on Nick, his patience cooperation with you, love makes all things possible. The memories will forever live in my heart. Catherine Bigelow is a freelance reporter-columnist-blogger who specializes in coverage about boldfaced names and A-List affairs. zara alexandra traina. "When I met John, I was an insignificant, boring young woman who only knew guys my own age who jerked me around. Love you DS. 4:34 pm, Judith A. SeifriedMarch 30, 2011 God Bless Dede, Danelle and all his children. Beloved father and grandfather, notable society figure, entrepreneur, civic leader and San Francisco. I can't believe he's not here. 4:06 am, Tara EvansApril 11, 2011 We didnt have any clue that she was suffering so badly. 3:41 pm, nicki mccombieMarch 23, 2011 I know you have strength to bear everything, but would like to share with you read the booklet WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES Jehovahs Witnesses. He was often listed as one of the city's best-dressed men and was a popular dinner companion at private parties and on gala nights, always congenial, wearing a smile and proffering witty anecdotes to amuse people. What a wonderful person you danielle few people are so grateful these days no you are so creative having such a husband beside you. And everyone loved everyone. Un abrazo afectuoso con toda castidad. Much love, While Steele tried everything to give proper medical assistance to her son, Traina died of morphine overdose at the age of 19. Still to this day something will happen that I want to share and I will think Ill call Mom. Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2011. They had two sons, Todd and Trevor Traina . 12:24 am, Angela AngusJanuary 5, 2018 I believe Dr. Seifried, who was a major part of his story, is my cousin Stanley from Orville, Ohio. Remaining friends after so many years. Wikifamouspeople has ranked John Traina as of the popular celebs list. Over the years you have always demonstrated such grace when it comes to your family, and particularly when you spoke of John. May he rest in peace. I am sorry for your loss of a loved one. Juz found out about ds website n been reading abt u wen I suddenly came across dis sad news.Im so spring for ur loss.I loved ol d dedications u wrot abt him Im ur books..Im sori abt nick too. Beloved husband of the late Francine A. Traina (nee Roggie); dear father of Nick (Sue, nee Garfat) Traina, Anna (Tom) Rice, Maria Traina and John (Lara, nee Stutte) Traina Jr.; loving grandfather of Get email updates about John Traina delivered directly to your inbox. ". My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Danielle. He was married then, and his wife was wearing a beautiful gown which had actually been a costume worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlet OHara in the movie. 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