In Memoriam

Elliot Dick Giroux

Elliot Dick Giroux

Nov. 8, 2022 - Elliot Dick Giroux died Oct. 2. He was 95. Giroux was born in Columbia Falls, Montana. He graduated in 1950 from Montana State University, Bozeman.  After a brief career in teaching, he was hired at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a…

James Arvid Loftis

James Arvid Loftis

Nov. 7, 2022 - James Arvid Loftis died Oct. 26. He was 83. Loftis was born in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 4, 1939, to Cristina Adams and James Loftis. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until he retired. He is survived by his two sons, George and Shawn…

Beth Elaine Bosserman (Jacobs)

Beth Elaine Bosserman (Jacobs)

Oct. 31, 2022 - Beth Elaine Bosserman (Jacobs) died Oct. 15. She was 93. Bosserman left her birthplace and hometown of St. Paul, Nebraska with her husband Orville Dean Conley in 1947 for opportunity and to raise their family in the Bay Area. She was a loving mother to…

Jeanette Hermann La Mar

Jeanette Hermann La Mar

Oct. 13, 2022 - Jeanette Hermann La Mar died Sept. 2020. She was 56. La Mar was born in Sacramento, California to Walter and Isabelle McMurtrey Hermann. After high school she moved to San Diego where she met and married Ken Earnest in 1987.  In the late 1990’s she…

Shiela Marie Dixson

Shiela Marie Dixson

Oct. 12, 2022 - Shiela Marie Dixson died Sept. 2022. She was 52.  Dixson was born Aug. 28, 1970, to Clifford Dixson and the late Natalie Dixson.  She was educated in Kanawha County Public Schools, in Charleston, West Virginia.  She graduated from Charleston High…

Benjamin B. Snavely

Benjamin B. Snavely

Oct. 10, 2022 - Benjamin B. Snavely died Sept. 2022. He was 86. He received his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1957, master's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1959, and Ph.D. from Cornell University in engineering physics in…

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Craig Mitchell Tarver

Oct. 6, 2022 - Craig Mitchell Tarver died Sept. 22. He was 79. Tarver was born in Syracuse, New York to Carl and Shirley Tarver. He spent his childhood in Syracuse and attended Central Tech High School where he played football and baseball. After graduating high…

Paul Kempel

Paul Kempel

Oct. 5, 2022 - Paul Kempel died Sept. 24 from complications of a stroke, at home in Tracy, California. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1971 and graduated with honors in architecture from University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He landed his dream…

Theodore (Ted) B. Midtaune

Theodore (Ted) B. Midtaune

Oct. 4, 2022 - Theodore (Ted) B. Midtaune died Sept. 23. He was 83. Midtaune, of Livermore, passed away in his home with family at his side. He was born on Jan.12,1939, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Theodore and Harriett (Jacobson) Midtaune. He graduated from…

LeeAnnette Colene Mallison

LeeAnnette Colene Mallison

Oct. 3, 2022 - Mallison passed away after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Mallison was born in Livermore to June and Billy Lee Brunson. Mallison spent most of her life in Livermore, with a few years in Fremont. After graduating from high school, she went to work…

Richard M. Perry

Richard M. Perry

Sept. 21, 2022 - Richard M. Perry died Sept. 2022. He was 81. Perry was born in Oakland, California. He graduated from Castlemont High School. After high school, he began working at Caspers Hot Dogs, where he met his late wife LaVerne. In 1963, he started his career as…

Audrey L Hodges

Audrey L Hodges

Sept. 12, 2022 - Audrey L Hodges died Sept. 4. She was 95. Hodges was born to John Louis and Lara Chloe McKinzie on July 1, 1927 in Warren, Arkansas. She attended school until the 10th grade when she had to leave to work the cotton fields. She worked at the Lawrence…

Charles (Charlie) Klein

Charles (Charlie) Klein

Sept. 8, 2022 - Charles (Charlie) Klein died Aug. 24. He was 87. Klein was born in Waco, Texas on April 16, 1935, to Lucile and Vern Klein. Shortly after his birth, his family relocated to Livermore, California. He met his lifelong love, Carril, in grammar school, and…

James Naphy

James Naphy

Sept. 7, 2022 - James Naphy died Aug. 22. He was 92. Naphy was born in Woodbury, New Jersey on Oct. 1, 1929, to James and Florence (Winters) Naphy. He grew up and went to school in National Park, New Jersey. Upon graduating from high school in 1947 he joined the U.S.…

Penny Marie Smith

Penny Marie Smith

Sept. 6, 2022 - Penny Marie Smith died Aug. 26. She was 58. Smith was born July 8, 1964, in Castro Valley, California to Darlene and Isadore Lara. She grew up and attended school in Livermore where she graduated from Livermore High School in 1982. She met the love of…

Harold 'Hank' Finn

Harold 'Hank' Finn

Sept. 1, 2022 - Harold 'Hank' Finn died Aug. 23. He was 87. Finn was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois to Harold Francis Finn and Anna K. (Seibold) Finn. He married his wife Karen Krueger, June 16, 1956, in a small chapel on the University of Chicago campus.…

George Victor Orloff

George Victor Orloff

Aug. 25, 2022 - George Orloff died Aug. 20. He was 88. Orloff was born Feb. 17, 1934, in San Francisco, to Vera and Fred Orloff. He came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1954 and retired in 1991 with 37 years at the Lab.  At LLNL, he was a senior mechanical…

Niels Richard Borch

Niels Richard Borch

Aug. 23, 2022 - Niels Richard Borch died Aug. 16. He was 92. Borch was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Lilly Merete Hein and Ole Gotfred Borch. He attended Pasadena City College and University of California Berkeley, with studies in metallurgical…

Robert Allan DeChene

Robert Allan DeChene

Aug. 23, 2022 - Robert Allan DeChene died. He was 98. DeChene and his twin sister Margaret (Peg) were born to Ernie and Alvie DeChene on Feb 2, 1924, in Oakland, California. He was a Lt.in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in World War II, served as a navigator on the City of…

Paul Kotta

Paul Kotta

Aug. 23, 2022 - Paul Kotta died Aug. 18. He was 56. Kotta was a renaissance man with a warm intellect and sharp sense of humor. Fluent in Japanese both written and oral, He initially taught English in Japan, became a free-lance translator specializing in science and…