In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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...

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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....

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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...

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...