In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Gregory William Howard Sr.

Gregory William Howard Sr.

June 27, 2018 - Gregory William Howard Sr. of Brentwood passed away on June 17, 2018 surrounded by his family. Howard was married to his wife, Michele. They met in Hawaii and were married for 33 years. Howard’s complete devotion was to his family and making sure...

Gary Bertram

Gary Bertram

June 21, 2018 - Gary Bertram died May 23. He was 61. Bertram was born in Oakland on April 20, 1957 to parents Marilyn and Lee Bertram. He was raised in Hayward and later moved to Tracy, Manteca and Ripon, where he lived for 20 years. He was married to his wife...

Robert R. Borchers

Robert R. Borchers

June 18, 2018 - Robert R. Borchers died June 7 in Maui, Hawaii.  He was 82. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 4, 1936, he was a devoted husband and father, and was a renowned scientist for more than 50 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of...

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Harry Bowers

June 14, 2018 - Harry Bowers passed away on June 7 after a short illness. He was 68. Bowers was born into a Navy family in Newport, New Jersey on Jan. 5, 1950. In his early years, he lived in a variety of different naval bases across the country.  After graduating...

Fredrick Kelly

Fredrick Kelly

June 11, 2018 - Fredrick (Fred) Kelly died at home on June 5 after a long and brave battle with COPD. He was 75. Kelly was born in Boise, Idaho on Jan. 8, 1943 to Virgil and Margaret Kelly. He moved with his family to the Central Valley of California when he was...

Barney Rubin

Barney Rubin

May 30, 2018 - Barney Rubin, Ph.D, died Feb. 24 in Walnut Creek, California surrounded by his family. He was 94. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on Jan. 1, 1924, he was a brilliant chemical engineer and scholar in the study of conscious awareness. In the arc of his...

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Donald Anthony Brazil

May 22, 2018 - Donald Anthony Brazil of Livermore died May 15. He was 84. Brazil was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Hayward High School. He began his career as a materials fabricator machinist upon graduation, working for multiple industrial...

Charles Robert Henry

Charles Robert Henry

May 15, 2018 - Charles Robert Henry died April 9, just two months before his 95th birthday, surrounded by family in his Danville, California home. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts, Henry headed west to attend the University of California at Berkeley after...

Gretchen Piscotty

Gretchen Piscotty

May 11, 2018 - A celebration of life for former LLNL employee Gretchen Piscotty will be held May 14 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, beginning at 11 a.m. Piscotty died on May 6 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. She...

Donald R. DaRonco Sr

Donald R. DaRonco Sr.

April 27, 2018 - Donald R. DaRonco Sr. of Salida, California died peacefully at home on Monday April 23, 2018 after a 10-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 71. DaRonco was born in Sandwich, Illinois on Jan. 5, 1947 to John and Eunice (Champlain) DaRonco....

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Claude H. Dittmore

April 19, 2018 - Claude H. Dittmore, resident of Livermore, died April 15. He was 88. Dittmore was born Dec. 5, 1929, in San Francisco. He graduated from Washington High in San Francisco and City College of San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Navy in Korea during...

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Laimdota Agnese Maizitis

April 9, 2018 - Laimdota Agnese Maizitis, a resident of Dublin, died March 28. She was 81. Laimdota was born to August and Erika Maizits on July 31, 1936, in Riga, Latvia. She and her family were WW II refugees in Mannheim, Germany, coming to the United States to...

 Jose Pastrana Estrellado

Jose Pastrana Estrellado

April 4, 2018 - Jose Pastrana Estrellado, Jr. of Richland, Washington died March 25. He was 74. Estrellado was born June 20, 1943 in Mauban Quezon, Philippines. He grew up in Mauban and graduated from MLQ University in Manila, Philippines. He then married the love...

James Hadley

James Hadley

April 4, 2018 - James "Jim" Warren Hadley of Livermore died Jan. 31. He was 93. Hadley was born Nov. 15, 1924 in Los Angeles County to Walter Jerome and Laura Margaret Hadley. He served three years in the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR) during WWII as a student at...

Frederick Kovar

Frederick Kovar

April 4, 2018 - Fredrick Kovar, a 52-year resident of Walnut Creek, died March 2 following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio. The first in his family to graduate from high school, he went on to graduate from John Carroll University and...

Willie D. Thompson

Willie D. Thompson

April 4, 2018 - Willie D. Thompson died Feb. 15. He was 72. Thompson was born Nov. 15, 1945. He began his career as a health and safety technologist in the Hazards Control Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in March 1984. Several years later, he...

Anthony “Tony” Ruggiero

Anthony “Tony” Ruggiero

March 20, 2018 - Anthony “Tony” Ruggiero died at his workplace in Livermore, California, on March 1. He was 62. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio along with his younger brother Michael Ruggiero and older sister Cindy Riffici to parents Anthony Ruggiero Sr. and Adeline...

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Paul Sims Knechtli

March 7, 2018 - Paul Sims Knechtli of Livermore died Dec. 13. He was 78. Knechtli was born in Sacramento on April 14, 1939  to Louis and Kathleen Knechtli. He was married to Frances in 1962. Knectli worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the machine...

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Arthur Rodrigues

March 7, 2018 - Arthur “Art” Rodrigues, a native of California and a Livermore resident for 53 years, died Feb. 16 at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. He was 73. Rodrigues was born in Oakland, the middle of three sons. He graduated from Berkeley...

Richard S. Bryan

Richard Bryan

Feb. 27, 2018 - Richard Bryan died Jan. 12. He was 91. Bryan was born April 11, 1926, In Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined the Navy at 17 and served on the U.S.S. Killen. He ended his naval career in Portland where he met and married the love of his life, Betty,...