Gerald Steven Dzakowic
Gerald Steven Dzakowic, former LLNL engineer, died Dec. 13. He was 77.
Dzakowic was born in Chicago, Illinois to Casmir and Kathrine (Sloma) Dzakowic. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1963 and master’s degree in 1964 in engineering from Michigan Tech, and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1967. He pursued his career as an engineer, group leader and analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for more than 40 years. He had a passion for education and enjoyed helping students and colleagues build careers in science, mathematics and engineering. He enjoyed golf and travel. He had a kind and compassionate spirit and was a devout catholic and member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marge, and his three children, Anne Marie, Mark, and Jennifer, as well as five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. at the St Joachim Catholic Church, 13393 E. Lockeford Ranch Road, Lockeford.