In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Everett B. Guthrie

Jan. 16, 2015 - Everett B. Guthrie, formerly of San Ramon, died Jan. 12. He was 67.Guthrie was born March 4, 1947, in Blackburn, Missouri to George Guthrie and Frances Green Guthrie. He grew up in Blackburn and was educated at Lincoln University in Jefferson City,...

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William H. (Bill) Burke

Jan. 16, 2015 - William H. (Bill) Burke of Visalia died Monday, Jan. 12.Burke was a graduate of BYU, was active in the LDS church throughout his life and taught Sunday school for many years, both in Hawaii and California. Burke was a Vietnam veteran and served as...

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David F. Geer

Jan. 6, 2015 - David Frank Geer of Modesto died Dec. 28. He was 72.Born on June 26, 1942 in Newport News, Virginia, Geer was the first child of Frank Leander and Doris Applegate Geer.  He married Patricia Lovieno and together they had two children, Jason David and...

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Robert Kendrick

Jan. 5, 2015 - Robert Christian Kendrick died Dec. 18. He was 82.Kendrick was born Jan. 14, 1932, to Eva and Richard Kendrick in Oakland, California and was the youngest of four children. His sister, Ruth, and his two brothers, Richard and Bill, preceded him in...

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Michael John Balun

Dec. 29, 2014 - Michael John Balun died at home in Livermore, California on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. He was 74.Balun was born May 30, 1940, in Monterey, California, and graduated from Monterey Union High School in 1958. After studying drafting at Monterey Peninsula...

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Michael “Mick” Werve

Dec. 29, 2014 - Michael “Mick” E. Werve, a resident of Forest Grove, Oregon, died Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. He was 61.He was born July 22, 1953 in Brawley, California, the son of the late Eugene V. and Lorna R. (Ralphs) Werve...

Barbara Judith Foudy

Dec. 15, 2014 - Barbara Judith Foudy of Livermore died Nov. 28. She was 71.Barbara Judith Foudy was born to James and Adele Kinavey on Dec. 7, 1942, the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Foudy was born in San Francisco, the oldest of six children. She spent her...

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Bret Knapp

Dec. 8, 2014 - Bret E. Knapp, 56, a dedicated family man with a dry wit and wry welcoming smile, died Nov. 18 after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Knapp is survived by his wife, Sheryl, and two sons, Cameron and Trevor. He also is survived by two brothers...

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Alwyn (Al) E. Lewis

Dec. 1, 2014 - Alwyn (Al) Lewis of Livermore died Nov. 25. He was 87.Lewis was born on Oct. 8, 1927 to Joseph and Eleanor Lewis in Hayward. He attended Washington Centerville High School in Fremont and continued at San Jose State University where he received a...

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Martyn G. Adamson

Dec. 1, 2014 - Martyn G. Adamson of Danville died Sept. 26. He was 76.Adamson was born on Aug. 23, 1938 in Gateshead, (Newcastle) England where he was raised. He graduated from Leeds University Yorkshire, where he earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry. His work...

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Glen Boswell

Dec. 1, 2014 - Glen Boswell of Tracy died Nov. 18. He was 75.Boswell was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 7, 1939 and lived in Tracy for the past 33 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a custodian...

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Norris P. Smith

Nov. 24, 2014 - Norris P. Smith of Wallingford, Connecticut died Feb. 5. He was 84.Smith, a retired Foreign Service officer, attended Deep Springs College, Cornell and Harvard. He served in the Air Force in Korea before joining the Foreign Service. Posts included...

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Bob Simmermaker

Nov. 21, 2014 - Bob Simmermaker of Livermore died Nov. 9. He was 93.  Simmermaker wa born January 8, 1921 in Bremerton, Washington to father Elmer J. Simmermaker and mother Charlotte Brock. He had two brothers Jess and Ralph. In his own words his education was “a...

Raymond P. Zimmer

Nov. 21, 2014 - Raymond P. Zimmer of Livermore died Oct. 23. He was 93.Zimmer was born on July 19, 1921 in Glentana, Montana on the family homestead, where he lived the life of a farm boy with his five siblings. He joined the military as a Marine in World War II....

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Paul Weiss

Nov. 18, 2014 - Paul Weiss of Livermore died Nov. 7. He was 76.Born March 14, 1938, in New York City to Joseph and Eva Weiss, he was raised in New York and later in Miami, Florida. At 16, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Chicago where he...

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Maria Manuela Pena

Nov. 18, 2014 - Maria Manuela (Mestre) Pena of Manteca died Nov. 13. She was 48.Pena was born April 13, 1966, in Lisbon, Portugal, coming to the United States when she was four years old.While working at the Holiday Inn in Hayward, she met and fell in love with...

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Kenneth M. Dasher

Nov. 7, 2014 - Kenneth Madison Dasher of Livermore died Nov. 1. He was 87.Born on May 2, 1927 in San Pablo, California, Dasher was a HAM radio operator for many years and loved electronics and gadgets. He enjoyed fishing and watching football in his free time....

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Robert L. “Bob” Hotovec

Oct. 29, 2014 - Robert L. “Bob” Hotovec of Livermore died Oct. 13. He was 74.Hotovec was born in Peoria, Illinois to the late Dorothy and Frank Hotovec. He attended Woodruff High School in Peoria and joined the U.S. Navy shortly after his graduation.Hotovec...

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Paul William Linnes

Oct. 29, 2014 - Paul William Linnes of Livermore died Oct. 13. He was 84.Linnes was born on Aug. 8, 1930 in Santa Monica, California and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1948. He served in the National Guard before serving in the Army Air Corps and was a...

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Gregg Hommes

Oct. 24, 2014 - Gregg Hommes died Oct. 20. He was 48.Hommes was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on March 24, 1966. He spent his formative years growing up in Hawthorne, New Jersey with his parents, Harry and Eunice, and two older brothers, Rusty (Glenn) and Wayne....