In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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Rachel Luevano Burke

Jan. 10, 2019 - Rachel Luevano Burke died Dec. 31, 2018. She was 75. Burke was a longtime resident of Livermore and a retiree from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  She took great pride in the divisions that she worked within LLNL and had a great...

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Marian Barraza

Jan. 9, 2019 - Services have been held for Marian Barraza, who died on Nov. 9, 2018. She was 66. Born in Oakland on Nov. 19, 1951, Barraza was raised in San Leandro and Livermore, where she graduated from Livermore High School. She came to the Lab at the age of...

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Mary Ann Chapeta

Jan. 7, 2019 - Mary Ann Chapeta died Dec. 30. She was 60. Chapeta graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont in 1976. She married Corey Dean Chapeta July 20, 1985 in Myers, California. She worked as an administrator at Lawrence Livermore National...

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Thomas Tillotson

Jan. 7, 2019 - Thomas Michael “Tom” Tillotson died on Dec. 24. He was 64. Tillotson attended St. Bernard’s School and graduated in 1972 from Tracy High School. After a brief stint at the University of California, Berkeley, Tillotson transferred to Cal State...

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Chuzo Okuda

Jan. 7, 2019 - Chuzo Okuda died Dec. 19 after a valiant battle with liver cancer. He was 70. Okuda was born on March 5, 1948, in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan. He came to the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in 1966 to learn English and American Sign Language, then...

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Andrew Hazi

Jan. 3, 2019 - Andrew Hazi died Dec. 4 after a three year battle with cancer. He was 77. Hazi was born in Budapest, Hungary and came to United States on July 4, 1958. Upon graduation from high school in New York, he was granted a full science scholarship to...

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Michael Butler

Jan. 2, 2019 - Michael Butler died Dec. 22 after a 5-year battle with bone cancer. He was 69 years old. Butler worked for Livermore National Lawrence Laboratory, assigned to the Nevada National Security Test Site for more than 25 years, conducting nuclear testing...

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George Franklin Bing

Dec. 10, 2018 - George Franklin Bing died Nov. 18.  He was 93 years old. Born Dec. 16, 1924 in Barberton, Ohio, he was an Eagle Scout, a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (1943-46) and a nuclear physicist at the Laboratory (1954-1988).  He is the son of Ross...

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Robert (Bob) Feinberg

Dec. 10, 2018 - Robert (Bob) Feinberg died Nov. 24. He was 83 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late David and Rose Feinberg, he is survived by his soulmate of 61 years, Martha; his daughter, Nancy of Venice, California; his son, Jeff, and his wife...

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Jackson Go

Nov. 27, 2018 - Jackson Go died Oct. 31. He was 72. Go, of Stockton, peacefully passed from battling leukemia. He retired last year as a metallography researcher after 15 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and previously after 27 years at Kaiser...

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Steven Huber

Nov. 21, 2018 - Steven Huber died Oct. 23. Huber started at the Nevada National Security Site with Bechtel Nevada in 2002, supporting LLNL's National Ignition Facility, where he was responsible for diagnostics setup, maintenance and repair, including diagnostics...

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Robert (Bob) Charles Becker

Nov. 21, 2018 - Robert (Bob) Charles Becker died Oct. 17. He was 94. Born Oct.14, 1924 in Oakland, he graduated from Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, attended the University of California at Berkeley and then enlisted in the Navy Air Corps. He...

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Christopher Patrick Hendrickson

Nov. 21, 2018 - Christopher Patrick Hendrickson died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Sept. 23. He was 79. Born April 4, 1939 in New York City, he graduated from Xavier High School and participated in ROTC. He graduated from Fordham University in 1960 with a...

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Paul S. Brown

Oct. 30, 2018 - Paul Sherman Brown died Oct 16. He was 81. Brown was born June 17, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. After attending the Boston Latin School, where he graduated first in his class (an accomplishment that he was...

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Jason J. Poquiz

Oct. 23, 2018 - Jason J. Poquiz, a resident of Mountain House, California, died unexpectedly Sept. 24. He was 46. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) through AKIMA employment services beginning Feb. 2016. He was hired on as a career LLNL...

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William Edward Maciel

Oct. 15, 2018 - William “Bill” Edward Maciel died Oct. 10 after a 16-month battle with brain cancer. He was 58. He was born Feb. 8, 1960, to Edward and Martha “Ann” Maciel in Castro Valley, California. He grew up in Fremont and San Francisco and was a proud...

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Tom Gleason

Oct. 12, 2018 - Tom Gleason of Pleasanton died Sept. 21. He was 89. Born April 3, 1929, in Ruthven, Iowa, Gleason was shaped by the Great Depression and World War II, in which he lost his older brother, Joe. He joined the Marines in 1946 and then used the GI bill...

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David Charles Oakley

Oct. 4, 2018 - David Charles Oakley died Sept 21 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 89. Oakley was born in Marysville, California. Most of his early life was spent in the small town of Hammonton where he started his education in a two-room schoolhouse....

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Charles Herbert "Bert" Still

Sept. 27, 2018 - Charles Herbert "Bert" Still of Pleasanton died Sept. 24. He was 54. Still was born in Boston, Massachussets, to Dr. Charles N. Still, M.D. and the late Mrs. Dorothy V. Still, on Sept. 26, 1963. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, attending...

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Calvin L. Dibble

Sept. 24, 2018 - Calvin (Cal) Lamoure Dibble died Sept. 2. He was 69. Dibble was born Oct. 18, 1948 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His family (parents, two brothers and two sisters) moved to Ohio in 1954, then to Phoenix in 1963. After graduating from Cortez High...