In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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Ralph William Greenlee, Jr

March 18, 2019 - Ralph William Greenlee Jr. died February 28. He was 85. Greenlee was born in Denver, Colorado on May 5, 1933, the only child of Ralph Sr. and Marian. They moved to the Midwest shortly thereafter, eventually settling in Akron, Ohio. He graduated...

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Alan Ronald Mathews

March 11, 2019 - Alan Ronald Mathews died March 7. He was 75. Mathews was born in Woodridge, New Jersey, to Howard and Anne Mathews and relocated with his family to California in 1951. He graduated from Washington High School in Fremont in 1961 and joined the...

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Tammi Ann Moore

March 4, 2019 - Tammi Ann Moore died Feb. 14. She was 48. Moore grew up in Livermore and attended Livermore High School. She went to Oregon State and returned to work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the IT field for 10 years. She left the Lab in 2009...

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Milton Finger

Feb. 25, 2019 - Milton (Milt) Finger died Feb. 11, 2019. He was 83. Finger, beloved father, husband, grandfather, companion, and friend died unexpectedly on February 11, 2019, while recovering from back surgery at home in Livermore, California. He was known by...

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Phillip Allan Work

Feb. 21, 2019 - Phillip Allan Work, a mechanical engineer and senior design associate, died Nov. 18, 2018. He was 90. Work was born in 1928 in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah, receiving a degree in architecture. He served in the Army during the...

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Hasel (Jim) James Slone Jr.

Feb. 13, 2019 - Hasel (Jim) James Slone Jr. Hasel (Jim) James Slone Jr. died Feb. 17, 2018. He was 81. He attended Ohio State University, graduating with a doctorate of physics. From 1953 to 1957, he served in the Navy. He then was hired as a physicist in B...

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Scott Lee Ray

Feb. 11, 2019 - Scott Lee Ray died Jan. 16, 2019. He was 62. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. He attended Michigan State University where he received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. He earned his PhD in the same field from the University of...

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Dixie Bates Wood

Feb. 11, 2019 - Dixie Bates Wood died Feb. 5, 2019. She was 90. She was born at Lakeside, Arizona, the 10th of 11 children of LaSelle and Nellie Mae Bates. She attended Phoenix Union High School with her twin sister Wynne and worked for the Central Intelligence...

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Frederick "Fred" Earle Hammer

Feb. 5, 2019 - Frederick "Fred" Earle Hammer died Dec. 14, 2018. He was 90 years old. After graduating from Oakland High School Hammer served in the Army during the Korean War. Hammer was a proud journeyman electrician and 70-year member of the International...

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Loren Arthur Jacobson

Feb. 4, 2019 - Loren Arthur Jacobson died Dec. 26, 2018. He was 80 years old. Jacobson was born Aug. 20, 1938, in St. Peter, Minnesota, the son of Loraine K. Hansen and Arthur L. Jacobson. As the family moved, he attended school in Seattle; Limerick, Ireland;...

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William “Bill” K. Blevins

Jan. 24, 2019 - William “Bill” K. Blevins died Dec. 22, 2018. He was 72. He was born on Nov. 8, 1946, in Middletown, Ohio, to the late William and Della Jean (Baker) Blevins. He worked more than 40 years as a recognized tritium specialist with the U.S. Department...

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Albert J. Rothman

Jan. 23, 2019 - Albert J. Rothman died Dec. 11, 2018. He was 94. He was born Jan. 16, 1924 to immigrant Jewish parents and raised in Brooklyn, New York, as later described in his autobiography, “A Brooklyn Odyssey.” He graduated second in his class at Stuyvesant...

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Rachel Luevano Burke

Jan. 10, 2019 - Rachel Luevano Burke died Dec. 31, 2018. She was 75. Burke was a longtime resident of Livermore and a retiree from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  She took great pride in the divisions that she worked within LLNL and had a great...

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Marian Barraza

Jan. 9, 2019 - Services have been held for Marian Barraza, who died on Nov. 9, 2018. She was 66. Born in Oakland on Nov. 19, 1951, Barraza was raised in San Leandro and Livermore, where she graduated from Livermore High School. She came to the Lab at the age of...

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Mary Ann Chapeta

Jan. 7, 2019 - Mary Ann Chapeta died Dec. 30. She was 60. Chapeta graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont in 1976. She married Corey Dean Chapeta July 20, 1985 in Myers, California. She worked as an administrator at Lawrence Livermore National...

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Thomas Tillotson

Jan. 7, 2019 - Thomas Michael “Tom” Tillotson died on Dec. 24. He was 64. Tillotson attended St. Bernard’s School and graduated in 1972 from Tracy High School. After a brief stint at the University of California, Berkeley, Tillotson transferred to Cal State...

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Chuzo Okuda

Jan. 7, 2019 - Chuzo Okuda died Dec. 19 after a valiant battle with liver cancer. He was 70. Okuda was born on March 5, 1948, in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan. He came to the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in 1966 to learn English and American Sign Language, then...

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Andrew Hazi

Jan. 3, 2019 - Andrew Hazi died Dec. 4 after a three year battle with cancer. He was 77. Hazi was born in Budapest, Hungary and came to United States on July 4, 1958. Upon graduation from high school in New York, he was granted a full science scholarship to...

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Michael Butler

Jan. 2, 2019 - Michael Butler died Dec. 22 after a 5-year battle with bone cancer. He was 69 years old. Butler worked for Livermore National Lawrence Laboratory, assigned to the Nevada National Security Test Site for more than 25 years, conducting nuclear testing...

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George Franklin Bing

Dec. 10, 2018 - George Franklin Bing died Nov. 18.  He was 93 years old. Born Dec. 16, 1924 in Barberton, Ohio, he was an Eagle Scout, a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (1943-46) and a nuclear physicist at the Laboratory (1954-1988).  He is the son of Ross...