In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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...

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...

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...

Rennie Allred

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...

Yale Oster

July 29, 2015 - Yale Oster, 77, of Rancho Mirage, California, died at home on March 1, 2014 after a long illness, with his beloved German Shepherd Gechina by his side.Oster was born in New York on April 25, 1936, to Hyman and Minnie (Pravda) Oster, who emigrated...

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James Bevan Bryan

July 13, 2015 - James Bevan Bryan (1926-2015), a founding member of the American Society for Precision Engineering and paternal champion of deterministic thinking in production engineering and metrology, died on June 28 at the age of 89. He will be remembered...

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Mary Eleanor Owen

June 30, 2015 - Mary Eleanor Owen of Livermore died June 18. She was 96.Owen was born Mary Eleanor Merch in Dayton, Ohio on May 21, 1919. Her parents were Hungarian immigrants to the United States. She moved to Livermore in 1955 with her first husband Charles Reitz...

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Norman Fong

June 30, 2015 - Norman Gin Fong of San Diego died June 2. He was 91. Fong was born Aug. 26, 1923 in San Francisco. He lived in Oakland for many years, before moving his family to San Diego, his hometown for the past 60 years.Before his career as a research lab...

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Steve Correll

June 30, 2015 - Steve Correll of Tuscon, Arizona died June 23. He was 61. Correll was an accomplished software engineer and worked for several prominent Silicon Valley companies and for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was passionate about bicycling and...

Daniel Marc Gogny

Daniel Marc Gogny

June 24, 2015 - Daniel Marc Gogny died May 25. He was 76.Gogny was recently busy working on a scientific demonstration at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he was a part-time consultant, and was very pleased that he had completed his...

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Ralph F. Yetter

June 16, 2015 - Ralph Frederick Yetter died May 13. He was 81.Yetter grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Yetter received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University. His...

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Robert Floyd Hornbeck

June 16, 2015 - Robert Floyd Hornbeck of Livermore died April 24. He was 91.Hornbeck was born in Chicago, Illinois on Dec. 23, 1923. He served as an army pilot in World War II, during which he flew an A20 Havoc in many low-level combat missions. Later he became a...

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John F. Burdoin

June 15, 2015 - John F. Burdoin of Dublin died June 8. He was 92.Burdoin was born in Duluth, Minnesota on March 22, 1923 to Sidney and Anna Burdoin and raised in Proctor, Minnesota. He attended the University of Washington ROTC and served in the Pacific during...

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Howard K. Goldmacher

June 8, 2015 - Howard K. Goldmacher of Roswell, Georgia, died June 5. He was 82.Goldmacher graduated from City College of New York and accepted his first engineering position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he traveled with his new bride, Iris. He...

David B. Cummings

David B. Cummings

June 2, 2015 - David B. Cummings, resident of Rocklin and longtime resident of Pleasanton, died May 20. He was 88.Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to David Williams Cummings and Charlotte Sarah Butler Cummings, he lived most of his life in northern California. While...