In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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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...

John William Loy Sr.

Oct. 19, 2015 - John William Loy Sr. of Turlock died Oct. 10. He was 85.Loy was born on the family farm in Jersey County, Illinois on Feb. 28, 1930, one of three sons born to Frank F. and Lula Mae (Day) Loy. He grew up in Jersey County and attended Medora High...

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Ronald Strawser

Oct. 7, 2015 - Ronald Anthony Strawser of Manteca died Sept. 15. He was 64.Strawser was born May 18, 1951 in Oakland, California to Donald and Gloria Strawser. He was a United States Veteran serving his country proudly through the Navy. He was a Manteca resident,...

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Kathy Baker

Oct. 2, 2015 - Kathy Baker, 49, a consummate professional known for her infectious smile and kind and caring spirit, died unexpectedly Sept. 22, following injuries sustained in a tragic accident.Baker was born Sept. 30, 1965, in Kennewick, Washington, to Floyd and...

Tung-Yu (Chinnie) Kwan

Sept. 30, 2015 - Tsun-Yu (Chinnie) Kwan died Sept. 6. She was 81.Tsun-Yu (Chinnie) Kwan passed away peacefully at her home in Kensington, California, on Sept. 6, six days short of her 82nd birthday.Kwan was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Tientsin (Tianjin), China. She was...

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Richard Duffus

Sept. 30, 2015 - Richard Charles Duffus of Livermore died Sept. 8. He was 87.Duffus was born June 26, 1928 in Oakland, California to Charles and Gertrude Duffus.Duffus was united in marriage in 1949 to Rae Marilyn Zander. He was very proud of his family, his...

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Lee Talbot

Sept. 25, 2015 - Lee Talbot died Aug. 3.Talbot’s life was about going fast. His family referred to him often in the last few years as the “Energizer Bunny." In his youth, he built and raced motorcycles and cars with his friends on dirt tracks and in the California...

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Sailes Kumar Sengupta

Sept. 25, 2015 - Sailes Kumar Sengupta of Livermore died Aug. 14. He was 80.Born in Bankura, West Bengal India to Bhabani Charan Sen and Pratima Sen (nee Gupta), he spent his childhood split between Bankura and Kolkata, India, growing up in a large joint family....

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William Masadas

Sept. 25, 2015 - 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...

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Thomas Horgan

Sept. 25, 2015 - Thomas (Tom) Michael Horgan, lifelong resident of Livermore, died Aug. 19. He was 67.Horgan was born in Oakland on Sept. 23, 1947. He and his parents and siblings moved to Livermore when he was a very small child. He was a graduate of Livermore High...

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Leonard Ivarson

Sept. 14, 2015 - Leonard Ivarson of Livermore died Aug. 14.He was 89.Ivarson worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 34 years and served the country for 27 years as a U.S. Navy pilot. He enjoyed amateur radio and was active in the community through...

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Rennie Allred

Sept. 9, 2015 - Rennie “Tim” Claude Allred died Sept. 1. He was 89.Allred was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Armor and Ruby Allred. He was the third of four children --  two brothers, Jack and Wayne Hamilton, and a sister, Betty Jo Allred. He moved to...

Robert Anderson Jr.

Aug. 19, 2015 - Robert Roland Anderson Jr. of Danville, Arkansas died Aug. 11. He was 85.Anderson was born Dec. 29, 1929 in Hayward, California, to the late Mariquita Linda and Robert Roland Anderson Sr.He attended California Polytechnic State University in San...

James A. Hegarty

Aug. 14, 2015 - James A. Hegarty died Aug. 1. He was 91.Hegarty was born in Oakland to James and Florence Hegarty. He was raised in Santa Rosa and served in the Army during WWII. His mother changed his age so he could join the Army at age 16. A year later the war...

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Dan Clifton

Aug. 11, 2015 - Dan Clifton died Aug. 4, 2015. He was 74.Clifton was born on Oct. 19, 1940 in Oakland, California. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a mechanical technician for 35 years, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed his dirt bike riding trips...

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Oliva Lanting Santos

Aug. 7, 2015 - Oliva Lanting Santos, resident of Livermore, died Aug. 4. She was 66.Santos was born April 19, 1949 in the Philippines. She was a graduate of the University of the East in the Philippines and served as a school teacher in Okinawa before moving to...

Donald Fred Starcher

July 30, 2015 - Donald Fred Starcher of Patterson passed died July 18. He was 85.Starcher was born in Tipton, Oklahoma and was a resident of Patterson for 29 years. He was a construction manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 40 yearsHe was a past...