Thomas R. Crabtree

Thomas R. Crabtree

Thomas R. “Tom” Crabtree died Jan. 6 after a four-month battle with metastatic bone cancer from melanoma. He was 73.

Crabtree worked for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 25 years. After he retired in 2006, he volunteered for another 12 years as a community tour guide and Fun With Science presenter for fifth grade students at LLNL’s Discovery Center.

He was a long-time member and former president of the Livermore Amature Radio Klub (LARK). He volunteered at events and held several club offices including president, treasurer and board member. As treasurer, Crabtree discovered that LARK was out of compliance with the IRS regarding a non-profit status. After countless hours researching this problem, he corrected it and LARK became an official 501c4 with an effective date back to 1959.

Crabtree’s wife, Betty, wishes to thank all those who reached out and helped them during these last few difficult months. He is remembered for his joyful spirit, sense of humor and love of life.

Memorial donations in Crabtree’s honor may be made to info [at]">R.E.A.C.H. (Resources Education Activities Community Housing), an organization for developmentally-disabled adults in the Tri-Valley (REACH, P.O. Box 5564, Pleasanton, California 94566) or to Hope Hospice.