Gaetano "Tom" Vella, 100, who was credited with developing...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

December 29, 1998

Gaetano "Tom" Vella, 100, who was credited with developing the Italian-style cheese industry in Northern California and southern Oregon more than 60 years ago, died Tuesday in Sonoma, Calif.

He was founder and owner of Vella Cheese Co. in Sonoma and the Rogue River Valley Cheese factory in Central Point, Ore.

Pub Date: 12/29/98

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.