In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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R. Thomas Westfall

March 24, 2016 - Raymond Thomas "Tom" Westfall, of Seminole, Florida, died March 16. He was 71.Westfall was born on Sept. 28, 1944, in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Raymond G. and Margaret R. (Banks) Westfall.At age 18 Westfall joined the U.S. Navy and in 1964 he...

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Margaret Cecilia (Peg) Bockover

March 17, 2016 - Margaret ‘Peg’ C. Bockover of Livermore, a former 911 dispatcher for Alameda County Fire, died March 7, following a brief illness. She was 55.Bockover was born on Nov. 14, 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona to Gerald and Norma Caldwell.She is survived by her ...

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Frank Beckett

March 15, 2016 - Frank Beckett, of Susanville, California, died March 7. He was 66.Beckett was born on June 24, 1949, in Grand Junction, Colorado, to Jeanne Horning Beckett and Franklin Clark Beckett. He attended Longmont High School, where he was an avid member of...

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Ruth Anderson

March 10, 2016 - Ruth P. Anderson died Feb. 26. She was 86.Anderson was born July 27, 1929. She worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 29 years as a nuclear chemist and gamma spectroscopist. She retired in 1991.Anderson was a trailblazer in the running...

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Edward Floth

March 3, 2016 - Edward Floth died Feb. 15. He was 91.Floth worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Site 300 as a refrigeration engineer for 31 years until he retired in 1989. He also worked as a vocational teacher at San Joaquin Delta College. Floth, along...

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Shaun Kesterson

Feb. 22, 2016 - Shaun Kesterson died Feb. 10. He was 64.Kesterson was born May 23, 1951, in Montana, but grew up in San Bernardino County in Southern California. He graduated from Fontana High School in 1969, and joined the Navy. He served on the USS Seawolf in the...

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Virginia Brown

Feb. 17, 2016 - Virginia Ruth Brown died Feb. 8. She was 81. Brown’s life work and passion was theoretical nuclear physics which led to a distinguished career that spanned more than 50 years, working at institutions including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

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James Alviso

Feb. 17, 2016 - James “Jumbo” Alviso died Feb. 2. He was 67.Alviso was born May 27, 1948 to Albert and Henrietta (Rochin) Alviso. He was raised in Livermore and was a standout athlete in the first graduating class of 1966 at Granada High School. At Granada he was...

Charles Shearer

Feb. 11, 2016 - Charles "Chuck" Shearer, also known as "Bud" died Jan. 12. He was 87.Shearer was born in Loudonville, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1928 to Ernest and Pearl Shearer. He relocated with his family to Oakland, California and graduated from Castlemont High School in...

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Robert O. Duff Jr.

Feb. 10, 2016 - Robert Olin Duff Jr. died Dec. 6. He was 85.Duff was born in Dallas, Texas, Dec. 23, 1929, to R. Olin and Mary (Hudson) Duff. He was educated at Dallas Public Schools, Texas Technical College (1951) and Harvard Business School (1956). Duff worked at...

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Paul David Reisdorf

Feb. 1, 2016 - Paul David Reisdorf of Tracy died Jan. 14, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 35.Reisdorf was born in Aurora, Colorado, and moved to Mission Viejo, California in 1987. He graduated in 2002 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a degree...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...