In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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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...

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A. Roy Larson

June 19, 2017 - Adolph “Roy” Larson died May 13 of multiple myeloma. He was 88. Larson was born to Adolph G. Larson and Ruth Coburn Larson in Exeter, California on Jan. 18, 1929, and spent his formative years in the San Joaquin Valley where he was raised to...

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Gerald 'Max' Hughes

June 15, 2017 - Gerald "Max" Hughes died May 12. Hughes grew up outside of Des Moines, Iowa. In his youth he was a scout. He enjoyed sharing all his knowledge with the children in his life. He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1946. His marriage to wife, Pat...

Beatrice A. Baer

Beatrice A. Baer

June 2, 2017 - Beatrice Andrea Baer of Livermore died May 17.  Baer was born on Feb. 4, 1929, in the Town of Bellvue, Colorado. She was a resident of Alameda County since 1958 and resided in Livermore since 1964. She was a Navy wife and served the country...

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Connie Mack Walkup

June 2, 2017 - Connie (Con) Mack Walkup died May 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 87. Walkup was born May 5, 1930, in Elma, Washington, to Ronald and Cleo Walkup. He was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Elma High School. After his parents...

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Lester S. Lane

June 2, 2017 - Lester S. Lane passed away May 31. Born to Wesley and Inez Lane in Oklahoma, he grew up in Nevada. The family moved to California in the early 1950s. Lane graduated from Livermore High School and had a 47-year career at Lawrence Livermore National...

Arthur Kent Kerman

Arthur Kent Kerman

June 2, 2017 - Arthur Kent Kerman, professor emeritus of physics and a distinguished international researcher in MIT’s Center for Theoretical Physics and Laboratory for Nuclear Science, died May 11. He was 88. Kerman was known for his work on the theory of the...