In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Albert Edward Ratcliffe

June 2, 2015 - Albert Edward (Ed) Ratcliffe died May 16. He was 90.Ratcliffe was born on May 29, 1924, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Albert Edward Ratcliffe and Florence Rudy Ratcliffe. He grew up in Evansville, Indiana with his parents and older brother, James Rudy...

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Steven W. Mudge

June 2, 2015 - Steven (Steve) Westley Mudge of Santa Fe, New Mexico died March 15. He was 61.Mudge was born on April 27, 1953 in Riverside, California to George and Mary Mudge. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War. His most...

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Cynthia (Cindy) Sachau

May 29, 2015 - Cynthia (Cindy) Sachau of Livermore died May 20. She was 55.Sachau was born in Castro Valley on March 4, 1960. She was a graduate of Tennyson High School in Hayward and continued her education at Chabot Junior College.She was employed at Lawrence...

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Archer H. Futch

May 19, 2015 - Archer H. Futch, a long-time resident of Livermore, died May 16, in Columbus, Georgia. He was 90. Futch was born March 21, 1925 in Monroe, North Carolina. He lived in Monroe and Charlotte until his 18th birthday when he was drafted into the U.S....

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Richard “Dick” Post

May 5, 2015 - Livermore scientist Richard “Dick” Freeman Post died April 7. He was 96.Post was born Nov. 14, 1918, and grew up in Pomona. After he graduated from Pomona College, he began his work for the Navy. After the war, he earned a doctorate in physics from...

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Jimmie Earl Younger, Sr.

April 30, 2015 - Jimmie Earl Younger, Sr., died April 25. He was 69.The youngest of five children, Younger was born on Aug. 4, 1945 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He was a proud Vietnam War Veteran who honorably served three tours on the USS Eldorado. While stationed at...

Doris June Stewart

April 29, 2015 - Doris June Stewart of Pleasanton died April 6 at Marymount Villa in San Leandro. She was 79.Stewart was born in Barbour County, West Virginia on July 2, 1935. She grew up in Junior, West Virginia and always spoke so fondly of her life there.She and...

Sarah Mary Tiedemann

April 29, 2015 - Sarah Mary Tiedemann of Livermore died March 27. She was 95.Tiedemann was born in Oakland, California on Nov. 12, 1919. She graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland in 1937 and attended Merritt Business School and Whittier School. She was in...

Jesse W. T. Meadows

April 29, 2015 - Jesse W. T. Meadows, formerly of Livermore, died April 13. He was 89.Born May 2, 1925 to Jesse and Blanche Meadows, the fourth of five children, he spent his earlier years in Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, New Mexico. After high school he enlisted...

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Lee Edward Davies II

April 29, 2015 - Lee Edward Davies II died April 5. He was 71.When he wasn't busy working hard for the Livermore Lab and EG&G/Bechtel Nevada, he loved to go fishing and camping in Stockton and Bridgeport with his family. He said he was the one who always caught...

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Michael Meltzer

April 28, 2015 - Michael Paul Meltzer died Feb. 8. He was 68.Meltzer was born Dec. 19, 1946, to Harold and Henrietta Meltzer, and grew up in Fresh Meadows, New York. He had a zest for life, a child's enthusiasm for learning and a tremendous love for family and...

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Nathan Hale Steele

April 28, 2015 - Nathan “Nate” Hale Steele died April 15. He was 88.Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Ada, Oklahoma, Steele was one of 14 children born on a small farm. At age 17, he joined the Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Cornell in the South Pacific in WWII. After...

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Dorothy Barbara Branum

April 28, 2015 - Dorothy Barbara Branum, a native of Fresno and a resident of Livermore since 1955, died April 17. She was 90.Branum is a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Ward #2 of...

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Tom Maxwell

April 28, 2015 - Tom Maxwell died March 30. He was 63. Maxwell was born Oct. 6, 1951. He grew up in Santa Maria, California, where he gained a love for “off-roading” on the local beaches.After high school, he joined the Navy where he learned what would become a life...

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Clark L. Hanson

April 27, 2015 - Clark L. Hanson of Ashland, Oregon, died April 16. He was 90.Hanson was born in Laporte, Minnesota on June 12, 1924. He was a WWII veteran who served in the Navy. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural...

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Norma Holder

April 27, 2015 - Norma Holder of Livermore died April 17. She was 90.Holder was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Denver, Colorado, the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Claude Kindig, a train conductor, and Lillian (Heath), a homemaker. Holder graduated in...

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Keith M. Sheirich

April 27, 2015 - Keith Mershon Sheirich of San Ramon died March 13. He was 47.Sheirich was born in Oakland, California, on April 1, 1967 to Stephen Sheirich and Mary Cushman. He attended El Cerrito High School and continued his education at the University of...

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Ian D. Hutcheon

March 30, 2015 - Ian D. Hutcheon, PhD, (Physics, UC Berkeley, 1974), group leader of the Chemical and Isotopic Signatures Group in Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division and deputy director of the Glenn Seaborg Institute, Physical and Life Sciences Directorate,...

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Kenneth Olsen Sr.

March 23, 2015 - Kenneth Olsen Sr., of Livermore, died March 12. He was 82.Olsen was born on June 18, 1932 to Bertel and Mae Olsen. He worked as an electronic technician/coordinator for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.He enjoyed family, humor, baseball,...

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John Rodrigues Neto Jr.

March 18, 2015 - John Rodrigues Neto Jr. died March 16. He was 81.Neto was the son of Portuguese immigrants and was born Nov. 23, 1933 in Oakland. He grew up in Hayward, California as was instrumental in helping his parents adapt to a new country. Neto worked...