In Memoriam

Josephine Anna Geraci Nagel

Josephine Anna Geraci Nagel

Dec. 3, 2019 - Josephine Anna Geraci Nagel died Nov. 25. She was 88. Nagel was born Sept. 25, 1931 to parents Michael and Sarah Geraci in New Jersey.  She grew up in Hollywood and moved to Berkeley. She graduated from Berkeley High in 1950 and married Ron Nagel in…

Donald Ritchie Lesuer

Donald Ritchie Lesuer

Nov. 22, 2019 - Donald Ritchie Lesuer died Oct. 8. He was 73. Lesuer was born on April 27, 1946, to Donald and Pearle Lesuer in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of Waltham High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Stevens Institute, and received his…

Barbara Lee Anderson

Barbara Lee Anderson

Nov. 21, 2019 - Barbara Lee Anderson passed away on Nov. 14.  She was 88 years old.   Born on Nov. 6, 1931 in Hayward, California, she graduated from Mills College, Oakland with a bachelor of arts in 1953. She began her Laboratory career in 1956 as a personnel…

Jack Roland Matthew

Jack Roland Matthew

Nov. 21, 2019 - Jack Roland Matthews died Nov. 15. He was 91. Matthews was born in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma on Nov. 1, 1928 and moved to California in 1942. He joined the Air Force in 1946 and served until 1949. He attended San Francisco State and became one of the first …

Earl Updike

Earl Updike

Nov. 7, 2019 - Earl Oliver Updike died Oct. 30. He was 64. Updike was born in Yakima, Washington on May 3, 1955, and moved to California with his family in 1956. He graduated from La Sierra High School in Carmichael in 1973. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he…

Larry Snyder

Larry Snyder

Nov. 7, 2019 - Larry Snyder died Oct. 31. He was 76. Snyder was born on July 29, 1943, in Berkeley to Imogene and Eugene Snyder. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from San Jose State College 1969. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in July…

Eldon Ray McClure

Eldon Ray McClure

Nov. 7, 2019 - Eldon Ray McClure, a former Lab engineer, died Aug. 27. He was 85. McClure was born in Carson, North Dakota on Dec. 31, 1933 to the late Edwin Laub Sr. and Rose Magdeline McClure (Anderson). He received his doctor of science in mechanical engineering at…

Joane Westermark

Joane Westermark

Nov. 5, 2019 - Joane Westermark died Oct. 10. She was 78. Westermark was born and raised in San Francisco to John and Marie Westermark. She graduated from Lowell High School and went on to attend San Francisco State. While there she met her first husband, Tom Davis.…

Alexander Jacob Glass

Alexander Jacob Glass

Oct. 21, 2019 - Alexander Jacob Glass, a former Lab physicist, died Oct. 18. He was 86. Glass was born Jan. 4, 1933 and grew up on a farm in Pittsfield Township outside of Oneonta, New York. After his Milford High School math teacher nominated him, he won a full…

Anthony (Tony) Cuellar

Anthony (Tony) Cuellar

Oct. 15, 2019 - Anthony (Tony) Cuellar died Aug. 28. He was 95. Cuellar was born in 1924 in Winters to Josephine Cuellar and John Ramirez. He was raised at Sky High, the family ranch, and attended Winters High. An excellent cartoonist, he was offered a job at Walt…

Donald William Garcia

Donald William Garcia

Oct. 10, 2019 - Donald William Garcia died Sept. 4. He was 88. Garcia was born Oct. 16, 1930 to a Pleasanton heritage family (Frager) dating back to the mid-1800s. He graduated from Pleasanton Elementary School in 1945 and Amador Valley High School in 1949. He enlisted…

Allen V. Friensehner

Allen V. Friensehner

Oct. 9, 2019 - Allen V. Friensehner died Oct. 5. He was 77. Friensehner was born in Massachusetts to Vic and Phyllis Friensehner on Sept. 18, 1942.  He and his wife Deloma were married in 1978, and recently celebrated 41 years of marriage. A resident of Tracy since…

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Robert "Bob" Freis

Sept. 25, 2019 - Robert "Bob" Freis, a former Lab physicist, died Sept. 13. He was 87. Freis was born in San Francisco to Charlie and Clara Freis. He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War, learning sonar and working on a destroyer. He went on to study at the…

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Kathleen Mae Shay

Sept. 25, 2019 - Kathleen Mae Shay died Sept. 14. She was 85. Shay was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in Rushville, Nebraska. She and husband, Harry, were married Oct. 24, 1954. They settled in Livermore in 1972 where they continued to raise their four children. She enjoyed…

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Thomas John Paquette

Sept. 24, 2019 - Thomas John Paquette died Sept. 17. He was 74. Paquette was born on Nov. 27, 1945, the son of Francis and Mary Paquette in Fall River, Massachusetts.  In 1963 he came to California and joined the Navy.  While stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk, he traveled…

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John "Jack" Robert Morton III

Sept. 16, 2019 - John "Jack" Robert Morton III, a former Lab physicist, died Aug. 25. He was 90. Morton was born to John R. Morton Jr. and Beulah June Sweetman Morton in Palestine, Texas. He spent his childhood in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. He graduated from the…

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Lois Corinne Bass

Sept. 3, 2019 - Lois Corinne Bass died Aug. 15. She was 86. Bass was born on May 16, 1933, in Conrad, Montana, to Cecil and Laura Loucks. She graduated from Hayward High School in California in 1951, and soon after met and married her husband, Darrell “Sam” Bass. She…

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Albert "Bill" Lewis

Sept. 3, 2019 - Albert "Bill" Lewis died Aug. 26. He was 83. Lewis was born in Modesto and spent his early years in San Leandro with his parents, Albert F. and Isabel Lewis, who preceded him in death. He and his wife, Cathy, grew up as next door neighbors and eloped in…

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Dean Hadley

Aug. 28, 2019 - Dean Hadley died July 14. He was 59 Hadley was born in Hayward, California. Soon after, his family moved to Livermore when his father started working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He became part of the second generation working at LLNL when…

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Mark Reis Viera

Aug. 28, 2019 - Mark Reis Viera died Aug. 15. He was 60. Viera passed away Aug. 15 after a battle with glioblastoma, with his family by his side. He was born in San Jose to Rudolph Viera and Bernadine Viera, and grew up in Santa Clara, where he graduated from Wilcox…