In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

Sept. 12, 2018 - Robert Edward (Bob) Lee died Aug. 16. He was 85. Lee was born in San Francisco, California to Edward and Helen Lee. After graduation from St. Ignatius he went into the Army. His name caused some problems when he received his basic military training...

Anita Eloise March

Anita Eloise March

Sept. 10, 2018 - Anita Eloise March of Livermore died June 22 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 75. Known as “Ellie” by her family, March was born on May 27, 1943 in Fairfield, California to Mary Francis and Herman Snipes of Concord, California....

Andrea Goins

Sept. 7, 2018 - Andrea Goins of Oakland died Aug. 29. She was 65.   Goins was born in Oakland on Sept. 12, 1952 to Marjorie Goins-Anderson and Fleg Goins. She came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on March 10, 1986 after working as a chemist at...

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William Walburn Halvorsen

Sept. 5, 2018 - William Walburn Halvorsen, a 50-year resident of Livermore, died Aug. 29. He was 72. Born on Sept. 24, 1945 in Oakland, California, "Billy" grew up on 77th Ave. and was an Oakland Tribune newspaper boy for four years. The family then moved to...

Thomas Michael Reese

Thomas Michael Reese

Aug. 27, 2018 - Thomas Michael (Mike) Reese died unexpectedly on Aug. 18 after a valiant battle with a rare form of liver disease. He was 51. Reese was born Dec. 24, 1966 in Bangor, Maine. He graduated from Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia in 1984, and...

Robert Thomas Boyle Jr.

Aug. 24, 2018 - Robert Thomas Boyle Jr., a resident of Pleasanton, died Aug. 3 after a two-month battle with liver cancer. He was 59. From his early years to his last days, those who knew him witnessed a lifelong testament of devoted love: love of nature, love of...

Willard (Bill) Harvey Wattenburg, Jr.

Aug. 23, 2018 - Willard (Bill) Harvey Wattenburg Jr., died Aug. 2, surrounded by his family. He was 82. Wattenburg was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Chico, California, to parents Willard "Pop" Wattenburg Sr. and Hazel (Conover). In his early childhood, his family moved...

John Reynolds Stroud

John Reynolds Stroud

Aug. 14, 2018 - John Reynolds Stroud died July 24, just shy of his 91st birthday. In his youth he developed his inquisitive mind at Purdue University and in the Navy, which led to a distinguished career as a “rocket scientist” at the Lawrence Livermore National...

Donald Alan Jones

Donald Alan Jones

Aug. 6, 2018 - Donald Alan Jones of Castro Valley died July 12 after a 20-year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He was 78. Born in Evansville, Indiana to Valada and Walter Jones, the family moved to California and settled in Castro Valley when Jones was in...

Charles LeRoy Giles, Jr.

Charles LeRoy Giles, Jr.

Aug. 2, 2018 - Charlie Giles died on June 4, 2018, after an eight-year battle with a rare brain disorder, primary progressive aphasia.  He was surrounded by his family, including his wife of 50 years, Cheryll; daughters, Cindy Giles of Long Beach, and Crisand...

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David Robert Nethaway

Aug. 2, 2018 - David Robert Nethaway died July 17. He was 88. Nethaway was born "at home" in San Diego on Aug. 6, 1929. The "at home" part was important to him because it was not until September of 2005, at the age of 76, that he spent his first night in a...

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Ronald L. Robeson...

July 12, 2018 - Ron Robeson died July 1. He was 84. Robeson was born on Feb. 5, 1934 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. As a kid, he liked to help out at his dad’s bowling alley as a pinsetter. In the late 1940s his family moved to Washington, where he graduated...

Robert Ynzunza

July 2, 2018 - Robert (Bob) Ynzunza of Newark, California died June 21 due to complications of diabetes. He was 88. He was born in Oakland on March 25, 1930, to Frank and Sarah Ynzunza. At 18, he joined the Air Force at Lackland AFB in Texas. In basic training he...

Gregory William Howard Sr.

Gregory William Howard Sr.

June 27, 2018 - Gregory William Howard Sr. of Brentwood passed away on June 17, 2018 surrounded by his family. Howard was married to his wife, Michele. They met in Hawaii and were married for 33 years. Howard’s complete devotion was to his family and making sure...

Gary Bertram

Gary Bertram

June 21, 2018 - Gary Bertram died May 23. He was 61. Bertram was born in Oakland on April 20, 1957 to parents Marilyn and Lee Bertram. He was raised in Hayward and later moved to Tracy, Manteca and Ripon, where he lived for 20 years. He was married to his wife...

Robert R. Borchers

Robert R. Borchers

June 18, 2018 - Robert R. Borchers died June 7 in Maui, Hawaii.  He was 82. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 4, 1936, he was a devoted husband and father, and was a renowned scientist for more than 50 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of...

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Harry Bowers

June 14, 2018 - Harry Bowers passed away on June 7 after a short illness. He was 68. Bowers was born into a Navy family in Newport, New Jersey on Jan. 5, 1950. In his early years, he lived in a variety of different naval bases across the country.  After graduating...

Fredrick Kelly

Fredrick Kelly

June 11, 2018 - Fredrick (Fred) Kelly died at home on June 5 after a long and brave battle with COPD. He was 75. Kelly was born in Boise, Idaho on Jan. 8, 1943 to Virgil and Margaret Kelly. He moved with his family to the Central Valley of California when he was...

Barney Rubin

Barney Rubin

May 30, 2018 - Barney Rubin, Ph.D, died Feb. 24 in Walnut Creek, California surrounded by his family. He was 94. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on Jan. 1, 1924, he was a brilliant chemical engineer and scholar in the study of conscious awareness. In the arc of his...

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Donald Anthony Brazil

May 22, 2018 - Donald Anthony Brazil of Livermore died May 15. He was 84. Brazil was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Hayward High School. He began his career as a materials fabricator machinist upon graduation, working for multiple industrial...