She began her newspaper career at The San Francisco Chronicle in 1995 as an editorial assistant to the features department's editor and columnists. Suzie Orrill. 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. Funeral services will be held privately. 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 . God Bless, he will always be here with you and your family, because he was such a big part of it. Thanks for all your help prophet mica, you really gave me my life back with my wife.. prophets website; What a joy for me to read that there are still people like you who are so evolved who can express these wonderful thoughts. On a drive to my family's place in Newport during our courtship, we stopped for lunch at a Howard Johnson's. A handsome, elegant man, impeccably groomed, with a radiant smile. She covered it well and it was only after her death that it became apparent that she was bipolar. John Traina is a well known Spouse. 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. He made everyone feel special, and I felt like a fairy princess, Cinderella, when I was with him. Select the best result to find their address, phone number, relatives, and public records. My husband and I moved to southern California and I never saw John again. They are like family. Your novels are the BEST!! As happens sometimes in life, dreams fade, reality gets the best of us, things happen, people disappoint each other, or tragedies occur. Kind, elegant, unforgettable, Our sincerest condolences to the entire Traina family. But the girls are heartbroken that their father will never walk them down the aisle. It never dawned on me that I would be lucky enough to be in his life one day. And I tend to be a more serious person, and was happy at home with the kids, or working. Funeral Home Services for John are being provided by Kutis Funeral Home, Inc, Affton Chapel. After they divorced, she married real estate magnate Al Wilsey. Sincerely, Ways to honor John Traina's life and legacy. My ex-husband, John Traina, father of eight of my nine children, passed away suddenly on February 1st, and it is a huge shock and grief to all of us, and most especially our children. 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. He was nearly 20 years older than I, although he didnt look it, and I thought he was much too glamorous for meI had a kind of Who? Its so hard to lose a child, I know what you went through losing your son. Even this couple divorced in 1998, and she married Thomas Perkins for the 5th time. He is also survived by two. The well-heeled man-about-town was a highly regarded figure. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time. John Angelo Traina, 1932 - 2011 John Angelo Traina 1932 2011 California California John Angelo Traina was born in 1932, at birth place , California, to Giuseppe Angelo Traina . All of our children were with him, and sadly I was in Paris, but spoke to him the night before, when he still assured me he was fine. 9:55 pm, Cristiana CruzJanuary 21, 2022 What a beautiful tribute to your former husband, but more importantly, a beautiful tribute to a fine human being. We didnt have any clue that she was suffering so badly. One or more of her novels appear on the New York Times Bestseller list consecutively since 1981, which is a Guinness world record in itself. Dear Danielle I am 49 years old and have rean all of your books starting when I was a young teen. I cant tell you how much I lvoed the book and then I pulled up this link. it impossible to put one of your books down for too long without taking a little I always admired the fact too that John never flirted with me, nor showed any interest in me (not always the case with married men). We shared Christmas with him, afterwards he went to Mexico with friends, and in mid January, he was to have chemo, to deal with the leukemia. makes me feel that I know him too. time out to read more as the day goes on. She said what a mistake she made and we have never looked back. You certainly have a way with words and you described him with such detail. Together, they raised eight children before they, too, divorced after 15 years. The obituary was featured in St. Louis. Now that he is home with his Lord and his dear wife, his broken heart is healed and there is no pain and there are no tears.God bless you Mr. Traina. Beloved father and grandfather, notable society figure, entrepreneur, civic leader and San Francisco. Remaining friends after so many years. November 19, 2010 . document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); I am so sorry for the loss of yet another person that you loved Danielle. ", Denise Hale (longtime friend, international jet-setter): "A few years ago, John told me he was thrilled to be spending Thanksgiving with both his former wives and all their children. May God bless you in your profound time of grief. But he was extremely sentimental, too. She is counted among the best selling authors alive on this earth, and among the top 5 best selling authors of all time. John had two adorable very young sons, Trevor and Todd, who were friends of my daughters and I knew well. Devoted father of Karen Walgamotte . 12/27/22, Ring out the Old, bring in The New, Danielle Steel, la vida de un bestseller adicto al trabajo y coleccionista de alta costura People - Todo Noticias, Danielle Steel, la vida de una superventas adicta al trabajo y coleccionista de alta costura Info-spain, Danielle Steel, the life of a bestselling workaholic and haute couture collector Pledge Times, Danielle Steel, la vida de una superventas adicta al trabajo y coleccionista de alta costura | Magia de Amarrao Amorosa. I looked up and there was John, dazzlingly handsome. John Traina - S.F. 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 contacted prophet mica i saw reviews about online and from a friend, we worked together for a couple days and the last day she came home after work with a bottle of wine and said she wanted to talk. Steele publishes several books every year, and works on at least 5 writing projects at a time. I learnedlater the children all wanted the photo in their rooms. THERESA TRAINA OBITUARY. I am so sorry to hear of your ex-husbands passing. In 1953, I was waiting for the Sacramento Street bus on the corner of Sacramento and Buchanan. It was not intended as an epitaph at the time, of course, but now it has become a posthumous sentiment shared by family and friends: Dede Wilsey: After a blind date where they both lied about their age (she said she was older; he, younger), Wilsey recalled thinking as she wrote Traina's name in her address book, "He's the best-looking man I've ever met. 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. May God bless you and yours. Unfortunately, they both could not spend a lifetime together, and both got divorced in 2002. Login or Sign-up to show all important data, death records and obituaries absolutely for free! We were married for 17 years, and have been separated and divorced for 16 years. I had the pleasure of working with John when I lived in Vancouver as his agent for both the Delta Steamship and Pearl Cruises lines. 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. My deepest sympathy to everyone. Joseph John Traina Sr. Obituary It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Joseph John Traina Sr. of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, who passed away on June 27, 2022, at the age of 77, leaving to mourn family and friends. One doesnt forget a good friend though. As of 2018 John Traina is 79 years (age at death) years old. life and it is a testimony to you to have held him in such esteem after all these years. Here, we see: You and your family are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Death . And he was the grandfather of Johnny and Delphina Traina, Daisy Traina, and Sebastian and Isabel Seidenberg. 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. he will live forever in my fond memories of him. Food has always been a go-to for people in mourning. And he called me and invited me out. John and I went to Lowell Hight School together. What an extraordinary man he was, and how lucky we were to know and love him. Danielle Steel, Samantha Traina, 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. He assured us he would be!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing both your sadness and joy. My deepest sympathies to the entire family, Standing on that same corner was a young man, incredibly handsome, with a great smile. I have always thought of Todd and Trevor as my boys. He was married to each for 17 years. The son of best-selling romance novelist Danielle Steel, Nick had been adopted by her fourth husband, John Traina, after a judge nullified the parental rights of his biological father, Bill. Thank you for writing Nickys story, as it may help another family understand what to look for early in a childs life, and perhaps be able to get help sooner and save a life. I never felt so lucky in my life. Danielle Steel: In spite of their almost 20-year age difference, Steel was dazzled by Traina. 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. We were not invited to the big reception at the Danelle Steel home that was once Adolph and Alma Sprekels I know you will feel Johns loss for a long, long time. Last Known Residence . He was full of life and added excitement and glamour wherever he went. He had the largest collection of Faberg cigarette boxes exhibited in museums around the world. First i would like to convey my condolences to you and the family if I have learned anything from this is that things happen for a reason and there is no running away from it whether its good or bad what it is youve always inspired me to be myself and do what is right from all the books that i have read of yours but the most moving book of them all is about your son Nick and the life which he had with you and your husband if there is anything i would want to be in life it would have to be a life of writing and what my inner thought bring and make them come to life.. I worked for John in the late 70s at Prudential-Grace and Delta Steamship Lines. S que usted tiene fuerza para sobrellevar todo, pero quisiera compartir con usted la lectura del folleto CUANDO MUERE UN SER QUERIDO de los Testigos de Jehov. Hed had some heart problems in recent years, but managed them responsibly, and continued living a great life. In the 21st century, it's not just urns and gravestones anymore. From what you shared, it sounds like John was one hell of a good man; may his soul R.I.P. I am so sorry to read about your loss. It was the most moving and touching book Ive ever read. MARIE TRAINA OBITUARY. The pain never truly goes away, but the ability to remember all of those wonderful things about your childhood will eventually make you smile and laugh instead of cry. He and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Share Your Memories and Sympathies and Join the Bereaved! 1:40 pm, Victor GentileApril 4, 2013 I very much related to your book about your son Nick. Your children are very blessed to have you and each other that they can lean on during this time. "My children are devastated by John's death. I do pray that God will continue to keep you all in his care during this time. Marie was a native of Tampa, FL, where she met and married her beloved husband of 56 years, the late John L Traina. . His passing is the. He was a longtime shipping line executive, first running the passenger division of American President Lines, then working for Prudential Cruises and Grace Cruises. 10:58 pm. He has missed Fran so much. I wish I could meet you some day because you have so much warmth and all I can The morning that he died, he had breakfast with some of the children, and dressed carefully for a visit to the hospital to make sure that he was alright. Twelve years later she had son Nick with Bill Toth. 8:27 am, KimberlyFebruary 25, 2011 Since then, she has worked for the Sunday Style and Datebook sections, covering gala night openings and writing trend pieces. Yet the words trailing the swift, sad demise of John Traina at age 79 on Feb. 1 are unanimous ones of admiration, loss and love - and not a hint of qualification from friends and family. Later I visited his beautiful vineyard/ranch home in the Napa Valley at Oakville with more photos and was fortunate enough to be there at the same time as his two sons from the marriage to Dede Wilsey, Trevor and Todd Traina. Anyway, I was in San Francisco in Oct. 2013 on business and decided to look him up . Thank you for all your sharing with us, your readers. You wrote about him so beautifully. To plant trees in memory, please visit the, In loving memory of our cousin from the La Volpe family, I was Mr. John Traina's fitness trainer in 93/ 94. Love, Sylvia, After reading the book about your son And so many other of your books I feel like I am a friend of yours. Looking back at those times, I now realize that the fun we had there, the marvelous parties the company gave for their employees, the opportunites to grow and advance had a lot to do with Mr. 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. We had five more together, Samantha, Victoria, Vanessa, Maxx, and Zara. Please accept my heartfelt though late condolences. He was such a fun man and always, always, put his children first. 7:00 pm, Carrie (Rosenfeld) van de VenJanuary 1, 2014 I have always enjoyed Danielle Steel books ,but after reading this article.I respect and admire her! Box 470427, San Francisco, CA 94147. Please accept my deepest sympathy. 6:26 am, Rosa RodriguezFebruary 25, 2011 Its powerfully rich and precious like the pictures on the back of my moms books and her dresses. The children numbered nine, but the reason Steel is now agreeing to an interview is that her son Nicholas Traina died a suicide in 1997 at age 19. 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. TRAINA Joseph Traina, safe in the arms of our Lord, on Friday, February 4, 2011. John was all about celebrating life. And I took a photo of John in front of the home/firehouse next to his antique fire engine. He thoroughly enjoyed his kids, his friends, his homes, his travels, new adventures, exotic places (where I would have been terrified to go). I have one of his books, as a memento of a wonderful and surely not to be forgotten human being. And we shared 17 wonderful years. He led a good life. Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2011. John Traina sounded like an amazing person. 4:34 pm, Judith A. SeifriedMarch 30, 2011 Together they had Samantha, Victoria, Vanessa, Maxx and Zara. Our deepest condolences to the entire Traina Family. Really and truly touched by your amazing story, its like a fairytale story itself . I have always been a fan of your novels and contacting someone of your renown is something I have never done before. sorry to here of your ex-husbands passing i have just read your book about nick touch my heart and soul brought the book thinking it was one of your romances been signed off from work depresion didnt think i could read the book the pain you have been through broke my heart looked at the photos in the book before i readed it my thought was did he died on my birthday which is 9/20 you dont say the date but i have since found out was the 9/20/1997 i feel a real conection to the story you told please reply nicki. He is also survived by a sister, Marisa Traina Hahn, three nephews and a niece. I keep that car in Napa. Unless you are experienced as an estate executor, you probably should hire an attorney. 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. I was looking for a list of your books so that I can purchase to read. My friend Connie Herbert is also a great fan of yours and when we were talking the other day about one of your books we realised that we didnt know very much about you even though Connie especially has read so many of your books so I thought that I would Google you . What a warm, kind and loving man. John A. Traina, Jr. You still have beautiful memories to live with after a life with john. 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. . LorraineFebruary 24, 2011 extravaganzas at the Oakville home, which he gave every two years for a few years. 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. percentage of puerto rico on welfare 2020,
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