In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Paul S. Brown

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...

Jason J. Poquiz

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...

Tom Gleason

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...

Calvin Dibble

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...

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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...