In Memoriam

Anne Kitchen

Anne Kitchen

Oct. 12, 2020 - Anne Kitchen died Oct. 6. She was 94. Kitchen was born to Astrig and Loris Boloyan on Sept. 5, 1926 in France. Along with her family, she braved the toils of war-torn Europe and in 1951, immigrated with her family to the United States. Shortly after…

Rollo Don Breithaupt

Rollo Don Breithaupt

Oct. 9, 2020 - Rollo Don Breithaupt died Sept. 23. Breithaupt worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory for 35 years. He had a photography studio and for years was very active in the art department of the Alameda County Fair. His greatest joys were spending time with…

Raymond Thomas Devany

Raymond Thomas Devany

Oct. 9, 2020 - Raymond Thomas Devany died Oct. 2. He was 94. Devany was born on Feb. 12, 1926, in Livermore, to Oliver and May Devany. He served in the Army’s 76th infantry in Western Europe, leaving to support the war effort during his senior year in high school.…

Lionel Avila

Lionel Avila

Oct. 9, 2020 - Lionel Avila died Sept. 16. He was 86. Avila was born in Oakland to Anthony and Emelinda Avila. He attended Frick Grammar School and Fremont High School, graduating in 1952. When he graduated from high school, he enlisted with the U.S. Coast Guard,…

Charles D. Ulrich

Charles D. Ulrich

Oct. 7, 2020 - Charles D. Ulrich died April. 23. He was 74. Ulrich was born in Astoria, New York on April 24, 1941. He served in the Vietnam War as a Navy airplane electrician from 1963-1967 on the U.S.S. Coral Sea. After an honorable discharge, he married his wife…

Gary Lea Hickman

Gary Lea Hickman

Oct. 2, 2020 - Gary Lea Hickman died Sept. 10. He was 86. Hickman was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Kansas City to Eugene and Bernice (Williams) Hickman. He graduated from Alameda High in 1952. He attended Laney Trade School in Oakland and Contra Costa Junior College. He was…

Arturo Nazareno Cairel

Arturo Nazareno Cairel

Oct. 2, 2020 - Arturo Nazareno Cairel died. He was 86. Cairel was born in Hawaii, raised in the Philippines and returned to the U.S. in 1956. He and his wife Connie met while traveling as migrant farmworkers picking fruits and vegetables in California. They were…

Oliver Thomas Martin

Oliver Thomas Martin

Oct. 2, 2020 - Oliver Thomas Martin died Jan. 20. He was 90. Martin and family lived in Livermore during his 31-year career with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he retired in 1987 as a senior technologist. He was an Army veteran and served for more than…

Frances F. Shand

Frances F. Shand

Oct. 2, 2020 - Frances F. Shand died Sept. 9. She was 95. Shand was born on Nov. 4, 1924 to Frank and Anna Tennyson in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from St. Theresa's Catholic High School. At 21, she moved to California. Once her children were in high school, she…

Dennis M. Wilson

Dennis M. Wilson

Sept. 24, 2020 - Dennis M. Wilson died Sept. 20. Wilson was born in Port Heron, Michigan to Morris Wilson and Norma (Smith) Wilson. He had one sister, Valerie Lee (Wilson) Worden, who preceded him in death. He joined the U.S.  Marine Corps in 1958. While stationed in…

Bodie Miner

Bodie Miner

Sept. 22, 2020 - Bodie Miner died July 4. He was 23. Miner was born on Jan. 21, 1997 in Pleasanton to Robert and Sheri Miner. He graduated from Foothill High School in 2015. He loved to spend time with his family and friends and enjoyed everything outdoors, including…

Donald Gerigk

Donald Gerigk

Sept. 21, 2020 - Donald Gerigk died Sept. 7. He was 86. Gerigk was born on May 10, 1934 in San Francisco to August and Clarice Gerigk. He graduated from Lick Wilmerding High School in 1952 and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from California…

Berni Alder

Berni Alder

Sept. 14, 2020 - Berni Alder, known as the father of molecular dynamics, died Sept. 7. He was 94. Alder was born in Germany, but was a Swiss citizen. In 1932, his family moved to Zurich, just before Hitler came to power. In 1941, when he was 16 years old, he fled…

John Charles Hayes

John Charles Hayes

July 23, 2020 - John Charles Hayes, LLNL physicist, died July 14. He was 57. Hayes was born to Betty and Charles Hayes in Rockford, Illinois. His earliest years were spent in Loves Park, Pecatonica and Mount Morris. He graduated from Mount Morris High School. He earned…

Leland Eldon Peck

Leland Eldon Peck

July 21, 2020 - Leland Eldon Peck, former LLNL chemist, died July 9. He was 95. Peck passed on July 9 next to his wife, Florence Ruth, who followed him shortly thereafter on July 10. He was born and raised in San Francisco and Oakland during the Depression. He…

Ronald Hafner

Ronald Hafner

July 15, 2020 - Ronald Hafner died May 6. He was 74. Hafner was born in Baltimore on Nov. 20, 1945. His family moved to San Francisco and he graduated from Alameda High School in 1962. After a stint in the Air Force, he went to work at Sandia National Laboratory where…

Patricia Ann King

Patricia Ann King

July 13, 2020 - Patricia Ann King died July 5. She was 74. King was born on April 20, 1946 to Robert and Frances McMackin in Phoenix. She attended Northern Arizona University. She married husband, Walt, in 1970 , and moved to Washington D.C. area, where their first…

William "Ed" Alston

William "Ed" Alston

July 7, 2020 - William "Ed" Alston, a former LLNL machinist, died April 7. He was 73. Alston was born Jan. 17, 1947 in Oakland to the late William "Bill" and Gladys Alston.  He was a machinist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 42 years. He was predeceased…

John Herbert Pitts

John Herbert Pitts

July 7, 2020 - John Herbert Pitts, former LLNL engineer, died June 18. He was 88. Pitts was born April 2, 1932, in Spokane, Washington. He served in the U.S. Air Force, earned engineering degrees from Stanford University in 1955 and the University of California,…

Barry L. Schrader

Barry L. Schrader

July 7, 2020 - Barry L. Schrader, former community relations manager for Public Affairs, died June 30. He was 79. He was born Dec. 27, 1940, to Vernon and Margaret Schrader. He graduated from Genoa-Kingston High School in 1958 and earned a journalism degree from…