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Plans Set for Olmo Memorial Service

Dr. Olmo casual portrait

The Department of Viticulture and Enology, along with the family of Dr. Harold P. Olmo will host a Memorial Service on Sunday, July 30, 2006. The service will be held at the University Club, on Old Davis Road and will begin at 2:00 p.m. Attendees are requested to call 530-754-8368 or email vljohnson@ucdavis.edu for directions to the University Club and so that adequate seating can be provided. Olmo, a world renowned viticulturist, was responsible for the development of many new grape varieties. His contributions to industry makes him one of the major contributors to wine quality in our state. The service will be held on what was to be the eve of his 97th birthday.

The family has requested that donations be sent to The Department of Viticulture and Enology, 1023 Wickson Hall, Davis, CA 95616. Plans are underway for a planting of an Olmo Vine at the new site where the Academic Building is under construction. Checks may be made payable to The UC Regents for the memorial fund. "We would love to have a vine and a bench where people could sit and be comfortable, that would make Dad proud." stated daughter Jeanne Olmo.