In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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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...

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...

James H. Cooper

James H. Cooper

May 23, 2017 - James Howard Cooper died March 3 after a brief illness. He was 82. Cooper was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Malta, Montana, the third child of Uriel and Elizabeth Jane (McCurdy) Cooper. He graduated from Three Forks High School, and went on to get his...

Roger Anderson

Roger Anderson

May 23, 2017 - Roger Anderson died April 26 with his family by his side.   Anderson was born into a farming family in Donovan, Illinois; the second of seven children. He was always creating -- or taking things apart. At the age of five, he informed his mother...

Judy Trotter

May 16, 2017 - Judy Louise Trotter of Willits died March 29 from complications of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (a rare autoimmune lung disease). She was 70. Trotter was born in San Francisco in 1946, where she grew up and graduated from Mission High School in...

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Ronald L. Bolt

May 5, 2017 - Ronald Leslie Bolt, a resident of Pleasanton for 45 years, died March 28. He was 90. Bolt was born July 14, 1926. He participated in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of...

Jack Rego, Jr.

Jack Rego, Jr.

May 2, 2017 - Jack Rego Jr., a professional mechanical engineer, farmer and avid fly fisher, died April 6 after a valiant fight against cancer. He was 80. Born June 8, 1936, in French Camp, California to Jack and Irma Rego, he graduated Tracy High School in 1954...

Bruce L. Garner

Bruce L. Garner

April 30, 2017 - Bruce L. Garner died April 13. He was 94. Garner was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 15, 1922, to Julia and Smith Garner. In 1948 he married Patricia Thielmann. They remained married for 47 years, until she passed away in 1995. He studied...

Floyd B. (Burt) Rupp Jr.

Floyd B. (Burt) Rupp Jr.

April 28, 2017 - Floyd B. (Burt) Rupp Jr. died April 5. He was 94. Rupp was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on June 27, 1922 to Floyd B. Rupp Sr. and Florence L. Rupp. He lived in Chicago and New York before moving with his family to Oakland in 1928. He attended Fisk...

Jerome (Jerry) Dow

Jerome (Jerry) Dow

April 18, 2017 - Jerome (Jerry) Dow of Pleasanton died March 17. He was 73. Dow was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Feb. 26, 1944. His family moved to Gallup, New Mexico when he was two years old. He attended Gallup Catholic Schools from kindergarten through high school...

Ronald F. Litterst

Ronald F. Litterst

April 18, 2017 - Ronald (Ron) Frank Litterst died April 11 at home after a year-long battle with squamous cell carcinoma, an extremely aggressive form of skin cancer.    Litterst was born Oct. 9, 1933 in Vallejo, California, the only child of Della Merrill (...

Barbara R.  Keltz

Barbara R. Keltz

April 14, 2017 - Barbara Rebecca Keltz, a longtime resident of Fremont, died March 15 in Vancouver, Washington. She was 87. Keltz was born to William F. and Bertha Matheson on June 17, 1929 in San Francisco. William Matheson had emigrated from Scotland by way of...

Merritt Elmore

April 14, 2017 - Merritt Elmore, an educator and early computer scientist, died Jan. 22. He was 91.   A son, brother, husband, father, teacher, friend, uncle and cousin, Elmore was gentle, curious, dignified, modest, precise and determined, and his life reflected...

 Nathan D. Benedict

Nathan D. Benedict

April 13, 2017 - Nathan Dow Benedict, also known as Deacon Nate, died March 29. He was 94. Benedict was born April 2, 1922 in Lancaster, California to Edgar Ells Benedict and Bertha Alling Benedict. He had one brother Edgar Jr., seven years his senior. The family...

Bonnie Yochum

Bonnie Yochum

April 11, 2017 - Bonnie Yochum of Tracy died April 3. She was 62. Yochum was born May 17, 1954 to Aaron and Edith Hall in Elyria, Ohio. They moved to Tracy when she was three years old. She attended Lammersville School and graduated from Tracy High School in 1972...

Robert Dean Rae

Robert Dean Rae Sr.

April 6, 2017 - Robert Dean Rae Sr., an Oakdale resident of more than 30 years, died March 25 after a long 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born April 16, 1934, to Eva and J.C. Arch, in Boyant, Oklahoma. He moved to California where he met his wife, Myrna...