William (Bill) V. Masadas, longtime resident of Oakley, died Aug. 27. He was 60.
Masadas was born Aug. 17, 1955, in Pittsburg, California to immigrant parents Benigno and Maxima Masadas. He graduated from Pittsburg High in 1973 and attended Diablo Valley Community College, where he earned an associate’s degree in engineering technology.
He started his career in mechanical design at PACO Pump in Oakland in 1976. He then moved on to work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1980, where his career spanned more than 30 years.He worked in the Weapons Department, the National Ignition Facility and Property Management.
Masadas immiediate and extended family were his world and he was a devoted and loving husband and father. He married Colleen Cleary in 1987 in Ruth, Michigan.They lived in Oakley, California where they raised their three children: Lindsay, Justin and Connor.
Masadas was a kind, hard-working, fun guy with a great sense of humor. As a young boy, he loved the water and enjoyed being in the Sea Scouts. As a young adult, he enjoyed tennis, backpacking, fishing, skin diving, skiing and motorcycling. He liked football and his team, the 49ers. Masadas always looked forward to family trips and traveling.
Masadas was preceded in death by his parents, Benigno and Maxima Masadas, sister, Virginia Gaerlan and brother, Benny Masadas.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Colleen; his three children, Lindsay, Justin, and Connor; his sister, Marilyn Siaron; father and mother-in-law, Gerald and Joann Cleary; several brothers and sisters-in-law residing in Michigan; and many nieces, nephews,, and cousins.
A celebration of life was held at Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood.