In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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Donald G. Hill

Sept. 13, 2016 - Donald Gene Hill died Sept. 5. He was 77. Hill was born on Oct. 21, 1938 in Amarillo, Texas to Harry and Maureen Hill. He graduated from Tracy High School and worked at the Tracy Paper Mill and H.J. Heinz. He worked for Lawrence Livermore National...

Eduardo "Ed" Villarreal

Sept. 12, 2016 - Eduardo "Ed" Villarreal of Livermore, died July 7. He was 59. Villarreal was born on March 31, 1957, in Durango, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles, California when he was five years old. He grew up in the Los Angeles area with his three brothers and...

James E. Faulkner

Sept. 8, 2016 - James Earl Faulkner of Livermore died Aug. 5. He was 90. Faulkner was born and educated through secondary school in Michigan and was awarded a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago in 1956. He worked for a number of institutes and...

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Jerry Paul Ray

Sept. 8, 2016 - Jerry Paul Ray died Aug. 3 following a motorcycle accident in New Mexico on July 26. Ray was born in Augusta, Arkansas, on Oct. 6, 1949, and grew up on a farm in Illinois. He, as well as his whole family, was very proud of the education and...

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Patricia Draghi

Sept. 8, 2016 - Patricia (Pat) Draghi, a longtime resident of Livermore, died June 30. She was 89. Draghi was born in Placerville on July 10,1927 to Carl and Margaret Lewis. At a young age she relocated to the Livermore Valley. At the age of 14, she began her...

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Charles Aubrey Hannon

Aug. 1, 2016 - Livermore resident and Laboratory retire Charles Aubrey Hannon died July 9. He was 94. Born Aug. 15, 1921, in Bisbee, Arizona and graduated from Bisbee High School, Hannon entered the U.S. Navy in 1939 and was commissioned in 1944. He left the Navy...

Bruce Griffing

Aug. 1, 2016 - Bruce Griffing of Livermore died July 22. He was 73. Griffing was born in Billings, Montana, the eldest son of Richard Whitney Griffing and Mary Louise (Thorne) Griffing. As a young boy, he worked on their small family farm alongside his two...

Rudolf Wilhelm Bauer

Rudolf Wilhelm Bauer

July 26, 2016 - Rudolf (Rudy) Wilhelm Bauer, a longtime resident of Livermore and resident of Rossmoor and retired Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) physicist, died June 11 following a difficult struggle with end stage Parkinson’s disease. He was 87. Bauer was...

John White

July 14, 2016 - John White of Livermore died Feb. 1, 2016. White dedicated his life to his three loves: science, sports and family. Professionally, he made significant contributions to nuclear physics, science education and the science of the perfect baseball swing...

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Scott David Elko

June 24, 2016 - Scott David Elko of Bend, Oregon died June 12 after an eight-month battle. He was 60. Elko was born to Edward and Edna (Brouillette) Elko, on March 24, 1956, in Pasadena, California. He attended college and earned his bachelor's degree in...

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John Edward Mellor, Jr.

June 22, 2016 - John Edward Mellor died May 29, after a nine month battle with brain cancer. He was 84. Mellor was born Sept. 8, 1931 in San Francisco, the eldest of two children of Florence and John Mellor. His youth was spent in the Bay Area where he battled a...

Henry McDonald

June 21, 2016 - Henry McDonald of Danville died June 2. He was 87. McDonald was born July 2, 1928 to Henry and Edith McDonald in Long Beach, California and moved to Glendale, California in 1932. He graduated from Hoover High School in 1946 and enlisted in the U.S....

James Stephen Johnson

June 9, 2016 - James Stephen Johnson of Tracy died peacefully on June 4 with his family by his side. He was 66.Johnson was born in Paris, Texas and grew up in Idabel, Oklahoma,before moving to California where he attended high school and college. After college he...

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Vernon D. Fisher

May 31, 2016 - Vernon D. Fisher of Anderson died May 16. He was 45.Fisher was born Aug. 25, 1970 to Kathy and Frank Fisher in Hayward. He began his 20 year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a contractor. He worked as a Laboratory employee from...

Wayne Gartside

May 18, 2016 - Wayne Gartside, a LLNL retiree and long-time Livermore resident, died May 13 at Bonnie Lane Care Home in Pleasant Hill, CA. He was 82.Wayne, and his twin brother Duane, were born in Lebanon, Illinois on Aug. 24, 1933, to Elmore and Mabel (Nee Burk)...

Cathy Groth

Cathy Groth

May 12, 2016 - Cathy (Carpenter) Groth died April 24 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 55.Groth was born March 9, 1961 in San Luis Obispo, California to Bill and Gail Carpenter. She spent her childhood years in New Hampshire, Guam, before finally...

Shea Gardner

Shea Gardner

May 10, 2016 - Shea Nicole Gardner of Oakland died Feb. 21 after a 15-month battle with metastatic lung cancer. She was 46.Gardner was born in Fontana, California and grew up in Bellingham, Washington, graduating in 1987 from Sehome High School as her class'...

Victor Hugo Hendricks

Victor Hugo Hendricks

April 25, 2016 - Victor Hugo Hendricks of Tracy died April 13. He was 83.Hendricks was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on June 24, 1932. He graduated from Conway High School in three years and had one year at Conway Teachers College. He moved to Vallejo, California and...

Richard Carlos

Richard Carlos

April 19, 2016 - Richard Carlos died March 25. He was 69.Born in Stockton on May 27, 1946, Carlos lived in Tracy for 57 years before moving to Minden, Nevada in 2003 after retiring from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after 25 years of employment.His hobbies...

Ralph Burkett

Ralph Burkett

April 12, 2016 - Ralph Edward Burkett, a Livermore resident for 51 years, died March 25. He was 97.Burkett was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 35 years. Most of his federal...