In Memoriam

Forrest C. Lewis

Forrest C. Lewis

March 26, 2020 - Forrest C. Lewis died March 13. He was 71. Lewis was born in Miami, Oklahoma, to Orville and Billie Lewis. He moved to Livermore in 1960 and graduated from Livermore High School in 1967. While in high school, he met the love of his life, Carla Viale,…

William ‘Bill’ Wilcox

William ‘Bill’ Wilcox

March 23, 2020 - Willliam “Bill” Wilcox died Feb. 5. He was 78. Wilcox was born in Wisconsin on Jan. 28, 1942, and grew up in Livermore, until retiring on Kauai in 2010. After graduating from Santa Clara University, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…

Marilyn Jeanne Miller

Marilyn Jeanne Miller

March 5, 2020 - Marilyn Jeanne Miller died Feb. 17. She was 81. Miller was born in Bakersfield, California, on March 19, 1935. She was the daughter of Miriam and Harold Remington. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in music. She…

Emil Peter Cigliuti

Emil Peter Cigliuti

March 5, 2020 - Emil Peter Cigliuti died Feb. 21. He was 92. Cigliuti was born and raised in a home on First Street in downtown Livermore. Growing up, he enjoyed all that Livermore had to offer: playing on the 1941-45 Livermore High School Cowboys football team; calf…

Lisa Owens Davis

Lisa Owens Davis

Feb. 28, 2020 - Lisa Owens Davis died Feb. 26. She was 53. Davis was born in 1966 in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Spanish literature. She lived in Spain and worked at the Spanish consulate in…

Jeffery A Sherman

Jeffery A Sherman

Feb. 13, 2020 - Jeffery A Sherman, LLNL mechanic, died Feb. 8. He was 59. Sherman was born in Southern California and has called the Benicia/Vallejo area his home since 1963.  He went to grade school at St. Dominic’s in Benicia and graduated from Benicia High School in…

Carol Ann (DeGrazia) Turner

Carol Ann (DeGrazia) Turner

Feb. 12, 2020 - Carol Ann (DeGrazia) Turner died Jan. 15. She was 68. Turner was born Nov. 1, 1951 in Dearborn, Michigan. She was a driven and generous woman, always putting others first and willing to provide as much as possible to help those in need. Turner worked in…

Yu-Li Pan

Yu-Li Pan

Feb. 12, 2020 - Yu-Li Pan died Jan. 22. He was 80. Pan was born in China, he immigrated with his family to America in 1950. He studied in Berkeley public schools and received his doctorate in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. He worked at…

Kent Estabrook

Kent Estabrook

Feb. 12, 2020 - Kent Estabrook, a former Lab physicist, died Dec. 22, 2019. He was 76. Estabrook was born in Astoria, Oregon; he was the son of Jerry and Brownie Estabrook. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in plasma…

Theodore "Ted" Wilson

Theodore "Ted" Wilson

Feb. 12, 2020 - Theodore "Ted" Wilson died Jan. 14. He was 85. Wilson was born and raised in Berkeley. He attended Berkeley High, Hardin-Simmons University in Abeline, Texas, University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA from Golden Gate University in San…

Ray E Kidder

Ray E Kidder

Feb. 11, 2020 - Ray E Kidder died Dec. 3, 2019. He was 96. Kidder enjoyed both a long life and a long successful career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he had a major impact on programs including: the physics of nuclear weapons, inertial…

Troy Walter Barbee Jr.

Troy Walter Barbee Jr.

Feb. 5, 2020 - Troy Walter Barbee Jr. died Nov. 20, 2019. He was 82. Barbee was born in San Diego to Anita Barbee and Troy W. Barbee Sr. He attended Hoover High School, where his drive and talent brought him notice as a football player, earning an athletic scholarship…

Janette Ann Pappas

Janette Ann Pappas

Jan. 29, 2020 - Janette Ann Pappas died Jan. 17. She was 72. Pappas was born on July 18, 1947 in Stanley, North Dakota, to Herman and Elizabeth Dzubur. She attended Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo where she met her husband, Tom Pappas. They were married in 1966 and…

Mort Mendelsohn

Mort Mendelsohn

Jan. 29, 2020 - Mortimer L. “Mort” Mendelsohn, who was instrumental in bioscience research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, passed away quietly in his sleep in Pleasanton on Jan. 8. He was 94. Born in New York City in 1925, Mendelsohn graduated with a…

Francis Ree

Francis Ree

Jan. 28, 2020 - Francis Ree, a former Lab physicist, died Jan. 21, 2020. He was 84 years old. Ree was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1936, where his father, Taikyu Ree, was a professor at Kyoto Imperial University. At the end of the World War II, the family moved to South…

Jack William Brown

Jack William Brown

Jan. 27, 2020 - Jack Brown, a former Lab machinist, died Jan. 11. He was 70. Brown passed away on Jan. 11, 2020, with his wife and son by his side at his home in Coarsegold, California, after a valiant battle with ALS. He was born in Alameda and lived there until he…

John “Jack” T. Kestner

John “Jack” T. Kestner

Jan. 14, 2020 - John “Jack” T. Kestner, former LLNL mechanical draftsman, died Jan. 9. He was 93. Kestner was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 23, 1926, to Earl and Irene Kestner. He and his family moved to Pittsburg, California in 1935. He graduated from high school in 1944…

Gerald Steven Dzakowic

Gerald Steven Dzakowic

Dec. 30, 2019 - Gerald Steven Dzakowic, former LLNL engineer, died Dec. 13. He was 77. Dzakowic was born in Chicago, Illinois to Casmir and Kathrine (Sloma) Dzakowic. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1963 and master’s degree in 1964 in engineering from Michigan…

Jane King Cupps

Jane King Cupps

Dec. 20, 2019 - Jane King Cupps, former LLNL chemist, died Dec. 10. She was 84. Cupps was born in Gallup, New Mexico, on June 12, 1934, the youngest of four daughters born to Richard Lang King and Mary Biffle King. She spent her childhood in Gallup, New Mexico, and…

Josephine Anna Geraci Nagel

Josephine Anna Geraci Nagel

Dec. 3, 2019 - Josephine Anna Geraci Nagel died Nov. 25. She was 88. Nagel was born Sept. 25, 1931 to parents Michael and Sarah Geraci in New Jersey.  She grew up in Hollywood and moved to Berkeley. She graduated from Berkeley High in 1950 and married Ron Nagel in…