David Willard Nolf



OBIT ISL-NolfMOUNT DESERT — David Willard Nolf, 68, died March 21, 2015, at MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 8, 1946, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Dr. Harold W. and Marie Garrett Nolf. David graduated from Buchtel High School there and from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Following graduation, he continued his education in England, Spain and Russia, where he later married. A writer and wine educator, David owned and managed wine specialty shops and restaurants in Vermont, Ohio and Santa Fe, N.M., for many years. After coming to Maine, he wrote for the Arcady Music Society and authored a popular wine column in the Bar Harbor Times. Later, he joined the staff of Port in a Storm Bookstore, where he was employed until it closed. He was a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Island Readers and Writers and several poetry societies.

David’s father died in 1993. He is survived by his mother, Marie Nolf of Somesville; sister, Cherry Schreiber and her husband, Dan Marshall, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; nieces, Kristen Schreiber of Marietta, Ohio, Melanie and husband, Matthew Rogers, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Susan and Charles Kettlewell and their son, Liam, of Columbus, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Bonnie Nolf of Flagstaff, Ariz., nephews Joseph Nolf of Akron and Stephen and Amanda Nolf of Ellsworth; nieces Emily Harris and son, Cole, of Flagstaff, and Jennifer and John Thurston of Grand Canyon; his aunt Gena Duff and cousins Karen and Chris Foster and Dr. Scott Duff and their families of Pennsylvania and Florida; and his former wife, Olga Voronina of New York.

A celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at the Somesville Union Meeting House, United Church of Christ, led by the Rev. Victor Stanley. A reception will follow at the Parish House. Gifts in David’s memory may be made to the Somesville Church Endowment Fund, PO. Box 96, Mount Desert, ME 04660, or to Island Readers and Writers, P.O. Box 227, Mount Desert, ME 04660.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

 

 

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