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A tuxedoed sommelier joins homeless ranks in Bay Area

September 30, 2019

Mark-Steven Holys had a knack for recommending the right bottle, for expertly carving the chateaubriand steaks and pheasant and for remembering the dietary quirks of a clientele that included many of California's boldfaced names. He waited on George Shultz, the former secretary of state; Joe Montana, the champion quarterback; and Steve Jobs, the Apple founder. He joined the ranks of the unsheltered five years ago, another life upended among a diverse population that is so hard to categorize.