In Memoriam

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…

James Esdras DeLeon

James Esdras DeLeon

June 29, 2020 - James Esdras DeLeon died June 2. He was 59. De Leon was born to Esdras DeLeon and Eloisa Hernandez on Aug. 11, 1960 in French Camp, California. He grew up in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from…

Ethan Allen Platt

Ethan Allen Platt

June 29, 2020 - Ethan Allen Platt died May 22. He was 102. Platt was born in Decatur, Illinois. While completing three years at the University of Illinois, he worked for the Illinois State Geological Survey. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1941. He was assigned…

Franklin Jay “Frank” Holcomb

Franklin Jay “Frank” Holcomb

June 29, 2020 - Franklin Jay “Frank” Holcomb died June 15. He was 92. Holcomb was born May 1, 1928, to Edgar Jay and Geraldine Ford Holcomb in Massena, New York. He graduated from Massena High School in 1946 and attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.…

Larry M. Logory

Larry M. Logory

June 22, 2020 - Larry M. Logory died May 25. He was 52. Logory grew up in Rochester, New York. He attended Greece Athena High School and earned the honor of Eagle Scout. He earned his bachelor and master of sciences at University of Buffalo and his Ph.D. in aerospace…

John Thomas Rock II

John Thomas Rock II

June 22, 2020 - John Thomas Rock II died May 19. He was 65. Rock was born May 10, 1955 in Landstuhl, Germany, and was one of two children to Carvis and Stefanie Rock. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1974.  He worked at General Electric Vallecitos and…

Raymond F. Nehem

Raymond F. Nehem

June 22, 2020 - Raymond F. Nehem, a former LLNL engineer who worked in Hazards Control, died June 12. He was 79. Nehem was born in National City, California, on July 21, 1941. He attended Parris High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.…

Andrew Mabe

Andrew Mabe

June 22, 2020 - Andrew Mabe, a research chemist at the Lab, died June 14. He was 32. Mabe was born near Memphis, Tennessee, on Nov. 5, 1987, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was a top collegiate scholar. After earning his bachelor’s degree in…

Earl Freemont Worden Jr.

Earl Freemont Worden Jr.

June 16, 2020 - Earl Freemont Worden Jr. died May 22. He was 88. Worden was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Earl Freemont Worden and Nona Odiorne Worden. He attended Portsmouth High School and the University of New Hampshire, where he received a bachelor of…

Lewis J. Gregory

Lewis J. Gregory

June 8, 2020 - Lewis J. Gregory, a former LLNL chemist, died March 23. He was 94. Gregory was born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on May 8, 1925, to Lewis and Ruth Gregory. Drafted to the Army in 1943, he served in World War II with the 95th infantry division and was…

Evelyn B. Foster

Evelyn B. Foster

June 4, 2020 - Evelyn B. Foster died May 22. She was 95. Foster born in Huntington, Utah, on July 14,1924. After graduating from high school, she moved to Salt Lake City. When the United States asked women to join the workforce to support World War II efforts, she…

Peter Brickman Mohr

Peter Brickman Mohr

May 26, 2020 - Peter Brickman Mohr, a former LLNL engineer, died May 18. He was 84. Mohr was born on July 7, 1935 in Washington, DC. He grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from the University of Nevada as a mechanical engineer. He worked at Lawrence Livermore starting…

Richard W. “Dick” Hill

Richard W. “Dick” Hill

May 18, 2020 - Richard W. “Dick” Hill died in early May. He was 95. Hill grew up North Haledon and Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He was drafted during World War II and served in the 100th Infantry Division’s 373rd Field Artillery Battalion, which landed at Marseilles, France…

Richard “Dick” Farnsworth

Richard “Dick” Farnsworth

May 7, 2020 - Richard “Dick” Farnsworth died March 29. He was 73. Farnsworth was born in Glendale, the youngest son of Robert and Lois Farnsworth. He graduated from Brigham Young University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He briefly participated in…