In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Mark J. LaChapell

Mark J. LaChapell

Jan. 27, 2016 - Mark Jerome LaChapell of Turlock died Jan. 25. He was 68.LaChappell was born in Turlock, California to Frank and Camilla LaChapell. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1965 and later received a degree in electrical engineering. For 38 years he...

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Gordon D. Anderson

Jan. 22, 2016 - Gordon D. Anderson of Livermore died Dec. 17. He was 84 years old.Anderson earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 1954, and his masters and doctorate in physics in 1964 from Washington State University. He joined...

Jack David Brady

Jack David Brady

Jan. 22, 2016 - Jack David Brady of Visalia died Jan. 10. He was 73.Brady was born Jan. 3, 1943 in Visalia, California, to John and Mildred Brady. He graduated from Redwood High School and in 1964, graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s in...

Marion L. Scott

Marion L. Scott

Jan. 22, 2016 - Marion Leon Scott of Denton, Texas, died Jan. 10. He was 75.Scott was born June 23, 1940 to Carl Reagan and Mae Kathleen (Tate) Scott in Wichita Falls, Texas. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy after serving on aircraft carriers...

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Alfred M. Kaufman

Jan. 19, 2016 - Alfred Michael Kaufman, a long time resident of Livermore, California, and most recently of North Las Vegas, Nevada, died Jan. 4. He was 79.Kaufman was born July 23, 1936 in Munich, Germany to Walter and Elsie Kaufman. He and his parents emigrated...

Glendon L. Crossman

Jan. 19, 2016 - Glendon Lyman Crossman died Jan. 3. He was 87.Crossman was born June 23, 1928 in Rutland, Vermont to the late Lewis and Vida Crossman. The WWII Navy veteran called Manteca home for the past few months but prior had lived in Livermore for many years...

Marguerite Mackey Hill

Marguerite Mackey Hill

Jan. 6, 2016 - Marguerite Mackey Hill of Ione died Dec. 26. She was 55.Hill was born Sept. 28, 1960 on Long Island, New York to Walter and Dorothy Mackey and later moved to California as a teenager in 1973. She graduated from Livermore High School in 1978 and...

Lawrence Alfred DeRosa

Lawrence Alfred DeRosa

Jan. 5, 2016 - Lawrence Alfred “Buck” DeRosa of Livermore died Dec. 31. He was 76.DeRosa was born Sept. 5, 1939 in Livermore to Helina and Neno DeRosa. He attended St. Michael’s School, Livermore High School and a local college. He and his wife Sharon were...

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William Afonotele Tololi

Jan. 4, 2016 - William Afonotele Tololi of Livermore died Dec. 29. He was 70.Tololi was born March 23, 1945 in American Samoa and came to America in 1966. He brought his carpentry skills and an unparalleled zest for life. He married his loving wife, Kathy, on...

Dennis R. Jorgenson

Dennis R. Jorgenson

Dec. 23, 2015 - Dennis R. Jorgenson of Livermore died Dec. 17. He was 77.Jorgenson was born in Minnesota on June 28, 1938 to Oscar and Rose Jorgenson. He enjoyed being Norwegian, loved his family and friends and was proud to be a member of the First Presbyterian...

John O. ‘Jack’ Davis

Dec. 21, 2015 - John O. ‘Jack’ Davis died Nov. 30. He was 88.Davis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1927, to his parents, the late Clark and Grace Adams Davis. He attended elementary school in Saltsburg and then attended New Kensington schools,...

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Fred Roads

Dec. 18, 2015 - Fred Roads of Livermore died Dec. 15. He was 82.Born Nov. 19, 1933, Roads grew up in the Napa Valley. He joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1957 as a maintenance coordinator and worked in Mechanical Utilities for more than 30 years...

Curtis R. Brown

Dec. 8, 2015 - Curtis Ray (Curt) Brown died Nov. 26. He was 86.Brown was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Chandler, Oklahoma and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He married his wife, Clara, in 1951.Brown worked at Southern Pacific Railroad before going to work...

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Roy L. Page

Dec. 8, 2015 - Roy Lee Page of Livermore died Nov. 27. He was 88. Page was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Escondido, California.  He served as a merchant marine, was a gunite worker and fire fighter.  His firefighting work brought him to Lawrence Livermore National...

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Ted Wieskamp

Dec. 8, 2015 - Ted Wieskamp of Livermore died Nov. 24. He was 80.Weiskamp was born Jan. 17, 1935, and grew up in Medford, Oregon where he graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He attended Southern Oregon College of Education before joining the United States Air...

John Woodruff

Nov. 25, 2015 - John P. Woodruff died Nov. 11. He was 73.Born in Shelby, Ohio on Feb. 22, 1942, Woodruff came to Livermore in 1964 to work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and worked there until his retirement in 2002.He is survived by his wife,...

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Dante ‘Don’ Arthur Ridolfi

Nov. 18, 2015 - Dante “Don” Ridolfi of Tracy died Nov. 16. He was 94.Ridolfi was born Oct. 14 to Idamo and Ida Ridolfi in New England Mills, California, now known as the town of Weimar. He grew up with six lively brothers and sisters and attended Placer High School...

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Susan Hojnacki

Nov. 10, 2015 - Susan Hojnacki of Livermore died Oct. 14. She was 51.Hojnacki was born on June 6, 1964 in Cheektowaga, New York, to Anthony and Rose Hojnacki. She received a Ph.D.in imaging science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New...

Ronald W. Mayle

Oct. 29, 2015 - Ronald William Mayle died Sept. 28. He was 65.Mayle was born on Aug. 1, 1950, at the Offutt AFB Hospital in Nebraska. He was a 1968 Graduate of Plattsmouth High School and valedictorian of his class. He also served as his junior class president....

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Joann B. Smith

Oct. 29, 2015 - Joann Bernadette Smith died Oct. 19. She was 70. Smith was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio to Margaret Nauman and Joe Wolf. She earned a bachelor’s degree at University of the Pacific and made her career in protective services for Lawrence...