Lloyd Mancebo

Lloyd Mancebo, a retired Lab engineer, died Jan. 5. He was 89.

Born July 19, 1918 in Atwater, Calif., he joined the U.S. Army in 1939, spending a portion of his military career stationed in Panama as a radar specialist. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945 with the rank of First Lieutenant.

He attended UC Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. In 1951, he worked for Hughes Aircraft in Los Angeles for a year before moving to Santa Barbara to work at Pinta Lab. In 1956, he joined the LLNL, where he worked until his retirement in 1976. He moved to Ceres in 1991.

Mancebo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Louise; his four daughters Joylene Gaska of Kingman, Ariz.; Jill King of Paso Robles; Kimberly Mancebo of Fremont; and Karla Scholl of Riverside; sons-in-law Nelson Gaska, Danny King and Jamie Scholl; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held in Hughson, Calif. Remembrances may be made to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House c/o Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.