In Memoriam

Corlyn Lea Althouse

Corlyn Lea Althouse

Jan. 25, 2021 - Corlyn Lea Althouse died Dec. 17. She was 85. Althouse was born on Feb. 18, 1935 in Sparta, Wisconsin. She worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for more than 25 years as an administrative secretary for K and E Division and the Director’s…

David William Dorn

David William Dorn

Jan. 25, 2021 - David William Dorn, former LLNL physicist, died Jan. 10. He was 90. Dorn was born June 25, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan to Ernest and Ruth Dorn.  He attended Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, to study physics on a Naval Reserve Officers Training…

Fernandes Fagundes

Fernandes Fagundes

Jan. 19, 2021 - Fernandes Fagundes died Jan. 7. He was 91. Fagundes was born in Tracy on Jan. 26, 1929. He worked with his father and two brothers maintaining and operating a dairy farm. He was the first of his family to graduate from Tracy High School. Shortly after…

Dale Common

Dale Common

Jan. 15, 2021 - Dale Common died Sept. 11. He was 76. Common was born July 29, 1944 in Detroit to Chet and Dorothy Common. He was a longtime Livermore resident and retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after more than 30 years.  His hobbies included…

Pete Nickolas

Pete Nickolas

Jan. 15, 2021 - Pete Nickolas died Jan. 1. He was 95. Nickolas was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to Louis and Diamanta Xirakis Nickolas. When he was 18, he joined the Army and enlisted at Fort Warren in Wyoming. He served in Europe and fought in…

Robert L. Morrison

Robert L. Morrison

Jan. 12, 2021 - Robert L. Morrison died Nov. 20. He was 87. Morrison, was born in Omaha, Nebraska; his family had to move to Modesto due to the Great Depression. He started work at Gallo Winery after college as their chief chemist. He moved on to Lawrence Livermore…

Rose Marie Mueller Lawson

Rose Marie Mueller Lawson

Jan. 11, 2021 - Rose Marie Mueller Lawson died Sept. 15. She was 80. Lawson was born on May 30, 1940 in Winnemucca, Nevada to Louis and Rose Mueller. The family returned to Livermore where she graduated from Livermore High School in 1958. She was working at Snow White…

Viktor Erwin Hampel

Viktor Erwin Hampel

Jan. 8, 2021 - Viktor Erwin Hampel, former LLNL physicist, died Dec. 26. He was 90. Hampel was born in Vilnius, Lithuania to Richard and Edith Hampel. In 1950, at the age of 20, he received a one-year full scholarship to study at the University of Mississippi. In…

Loren Gilmore Lundquist

Loren Gilmore Lundquist

Dec. 30, 2020 - Loren Gilmore Lundquist died Dec. 16. He was 78. Lundquist was born April 14, 1942 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Mae Lorraine (Obenland) Lundquist and Gilmore John Peter Lundquist. Graduating from Ohio's Fairborn High School in 1960, he went on to receive…

James Arthur Butler III

James Arthur Butler III

Dec. 22, 2020 - James Arthur Butler III, known as Jim, a longtime machinist at the Lab, died Nov. 17. He was 66. Butler was born in Oakland on July 25, 1954 to Kathleen and James Arthur Butler II. He was raised in Fremont and attended Chabot College. He joined Lawrence…

David Eimerl

David Eimerl

Dec. 16, 2020 - David Eimerl died July 31. He was 71. Eimerl  was born in England on Aug. 13, 1948 to Teviot Selwyn and Dulcie Guyda (Mounsey), Eimerl, attended Brasenose College at the University of Oxford, earning first-class honors (summa cum laude) in nuclear…

Calvin Henry Gillespie

Calvin Henry Gillespie

Dec. 14, 2020 - Calvin Henry Gillespie died Nov. 30. He was 82. Gillespie was born in Medford, Oregon, to Dick and Bernice Gillespie. He graduated from Crater High School in Central Point, Oregon. He served eight years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. Gillespie…

William Fox Scanlin

William Fox Scanlin

Dec. 9, 2020 - William Fox Scanlin, former LLNL engineer, died Sept. 2. He was 88. Scanlin was born April 16, 1932 in Philadelphia.He married the love of his life, Dori on June 26, 1954. He received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1954 from Penn…

Thomas A. Kuczmarski

Thomas A. Kuczmarski

Dec. 7, 2020 - Thomas A. Kuczmarski, former LLNL computer scientist, died Nov. 29. He was 74. Kuczmarski was born on Sept. 19, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Vincent and Virginia (Kniola) Kuczmarski. In 1963, he graduated as class valedictorian from Benedictine…

Keith Morris McDowell

Keith Morris McDowell

Nov. 30, 2020 - Keith Morris McDowell died Sept. 22. He was 97. McDowell was born on May 4, 1923, in Hayden, Arizona. He served in WWII on Iwo Jima. After his discharge from the service, he lived in Culver City, where he met and married Lorna Jones. They were married…

Robert Kaifer

Robert Kaifer

Nov. 30, 2020 - Robert Kaifer, former LLNL engineer, died Nov. 23. He was 93. Kaifer was born in Alameda on Feb. 28, 1927, to Clarence Robert Kaifer and Mary Christina Meiss. He was class valedictorian at San Leandro High School. After high school, he served two years…

Claudia Cecile Watkins

Claudia Cecile Watkins

Nov. 9, 2020 - Claudia Cecile Watkins died Oct. 13. She was 80. Watkins was born on Aug. 7, 1940 in Phoenix. She spent most of her early years growing up in San Francisco, attending Galileo High School. It was in the city where she met her husband of 44 years, Donald…

Lino Giovacchini

Lino Giovacchini

Nov. 9, 2020 - Lino Giovacchini died Oct. 29. He was 80. Giovacchini was born in French Camp on Aug. 14, 1940 to the parents of Narciso and Regina Giovacchini. He graduated from Manteca High School in 1958. He married Linda Fay Given on July 27, 1963. After high…

William McLellan Cook

William McLellan Cook

Nov. 2, 2020 - William McLellan Cook, former LLNL engineer and machinist, died Aug. 8. He was 72. Cook was born on June 5, 1948 in Berkeley to parents William and Mary Cook. The family moved to San Jose in 1957. He graduated in 1966 from Campbell High School, and then…

Mary Gunn

Mary Gunn

Oct. 20, 2020 - Mary Gunn died Oct. 5. She was 85. Gunn was born in San Francisco and lived in Sebastopol until her early teens, when the family moved to Oakland. She was an honor student and yell leader at Oakland High School, where she graduated in 1953. She was a…