Jamie A. Panton

Jamie Panton, a Lab retiree and resident of Walnut Creek, died Feb. 3. He was 86.

Born on Aug. 27, 1921 in Alameda, he was the son of James and Charlotte Rattray Panton, both of whom were born in Scotland. Growing up, he was interested in music, scouting and sailing.

During World War II, he served as a Navy fighter pilot and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He later graduated from UC Berkeley where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He retired from LLNL after 30 years.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking, hunting and running.

Panton is survived by his wife, Charlotte; son, Peter and wife Dawn; three daughters, Sarah Aguilar, Heidi Elliott and husband Steve, and Heather Pehanick; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandson. He is survived by sisters, Betty Ann Wheatley and Isabel Calder, and was preceded in death by his brother, Ron.

Friends and family are invited to a reception at his home on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1-4 p.m. to remember him and reminisce. Donations may be made in Panton’s name to a charity of choice.