In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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Stephen J. Davis

Nov. 3, 2017 - Stephen James Davis of Palmyra, New York died Oct. 25. He was 64. Born Nov. 11, 1952, in Geneva, New York., Davis was the son of the late James F. Davis Jr. and Elizabeth Lyon Davis. After his parents were discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1952...

 Joseph "Joe" Dague II

Joseph "Joe" Dague II

Nov. 3, 2017 - Joseph "Joe" Merle Dague II, resident of San Jose, died Oct. 20. He was 83. Dague was born Aug. 29, 1934. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, Dague proudly served during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart and surviving as a POW. He studied at San...

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Ronald David Yost Jr.

Oct. 24, 2017 - Ronald David Yost Jr. died Sept. 28 in San Francisco. He was 34. Yost was born Feb. 1, 1983 in Hayward to Ronald David and Verna Lorraine Yost. He graduated from high school in 2001 and moved to Tracy in 2012. Yost worked as a computer technician...

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Gilbert (Gil) Nelson Stockwell

Oct. 17, 2017 - Gilbert (Gil) Nelson Stockwell of Prescott Arizona, died May 29, due to complications from COPD. He was 88. Stockwell was born in Souix Falls, South Dakota on Dec.1, 1928. Amongst a few favorite stories he would love to share was that after...

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Patricia M. Olcomendy

Oct. 13, 2017 - Patricia Maria Olcomendy, of San Francisco, died Sept. 30. She was 82. Olcomendy was born in San Francisco to parents Russell and Kathleen Berti. She graduated from Lone Mountain College in June 1957 and worked as a computer programmer at the...

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William "Bill" Kuhl

Oct. 13, 2017 - Bill Kuhl died Sept. 29 after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 76. Kuhl was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 5, 1941 and spent most of his life in Northern California. His parents were Frederick William Kuhl and Winnifred...

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Susan Geraldean Coleman

Oct. 13, 2017 - Susan “Suzie” Geraldean Coleman died at her home in Healdsburg, California on Sept. 26 after succumbing to glioblastoma. She was 78. Coleman lived a full life as a mother and friend who loved to travel, entertain and spend time with her kids,...

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Joseph W. Serpa, Jr.

Oct. 11, 2017 - Joseph (Joe) Walter Serpa Jr., long time Escalon resident, died Oct. 4. He was 73. Serpa was born on Sept. 16, 1944, in Livermore, California where he lived for 30 years. He studied agriculture at Modesto Junior College and Cal Poly. He married his...

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James T. Davis

Sept. 7, 2017 - James Thad Davis died in September in Walnut Creek, surrounded by family. Davis was born in Salt Lake City to Roderick and Margaret (Paramore) Davis. He grew up in Walnut Creek, where he met and fell in love with Caroline Jane Quittner. They were...

Stewart D. Bloom

Stewart Bloom

Aug. 9, 2017 - Stewart Bloom of Alamo, California died Aug. 5. He was 93.   Bloom was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, the elder of two sons of Hungarian Jewish immigrant parents. His brother, Irving Bloom, of Danville, California, died in 2003.   An...

James Quong

James Quong

Aug. 4, 2017 - James Quong died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes. He was 88. Quong was born in Fort Bragg, California on Jan. 7, 1929, the third of six children. In 1943, shortly after the death of his father, the family moved to San Francisco, where he...

Carl Cline

Carl Cline

July 27, 2017 - Carl Cline, of Danville, died July 14. He was 88. Cline was born Nov. 25, 1928 to Carl and Edythe Cline in Detroit, Michigan. After high school graduation, his family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly thereafter...

Alois Lasack

Alois Lasack

July 26, 2017 - Alois (Al) Lasack of San Leandro died June 30 after a brief illness. Lasack was born June 2, 1926 in rural Iowa, where he was raised. He served in the Navy in World War II, then married and raised a family of six children. He retired from Lawrence...

Alice E. Frerking

July 25, 2017 - Alice E. Frerking, former Pleasanton resident, died June 28. She was 76. Frerking was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 10, 1941, and lived her childhood and youth in Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked for Reynolds Electric Co. at the...

 Stephen Chin

July 21, 2017 - Stephen Chin, long-time resident of Livermore, died June 10. He was 85. Chin was born Dec. 7, 1931 in San Francisco, one of 13 children. He was employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for many years before his retirement. He...

Natale (Nat) M. Ceglio

Natale (Nat) M. Ceglio

July 7, 2017 - Natale (Nat) M. Ceglio, a leading scientist in the development of X-ray lasers, extreme ultraviolet lithography and optics, died July 2 with his family and friends by his side at his home that he designed and built. He was 72. Ceglio was born Sept...

Lawrence Seymour "Larry" Germain

Lawrence Seymour 'Larry' Germain

June 27, 2017 - Larry Germain of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died June 22. He was 93. Germain was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Fresno, California, to educators John and Frances Germain. After attending local schools in Stockton, California, he entered the University of...

Judith (Spalding) Riley

Judith (Spalding) Riley

June 21, 2017 - Judith Spalding Riley, of Vernonia, Oregon, died June 4. She was 76. Riley was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Lake City, Iowa. She was raised and received her education in the Farnhamville, Iowa area, having been a graduate of Farnhamville High School...

Albert Sherwood

Albert Sherwood

June 21, 2017 - Albert Edward Sherwood died May 5, unexpectedly following a stroke. He was 86. Sherwood was born Sept. 19, 1930, to Albert Leroy and Elsie Augusta (Kurtz) Sherwood in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from Central High School in Kalamazoo,...

Fred Glaski

Fred Glaski

June 21, 2017 - Fred Glaski of Danville, died May 31, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80. Frederick Anthony Glaski was born on May 31, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois to Arthur and Wanda Glaski. He earned an undergraduate degree in chemical...