In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Cecil “Chuck” Leith

Cecil “Chuck” Leith

Dec. 21, 2016 - Chuck Leith, a longtime climate model pioneer, died peacefully Oct. 13 at home with his wife, Mary, by his side. He was 93.Leith was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1923. After graduating from Scituate High School, he traveled west by bus and...

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Allen G. Myers

Dec. 21, 2016 - Allen G. Myers died Dec. 1. He was 73.Myers was born Sept. 20, 1943. He was a long-time resident of Manteca and worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 35 years.Myers was survived by his wife Jean, his sons Paul of Manteca, Mark of...

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Brenda Turteltaub

Dec. 19, 2016 - Brenda Sue Turteltaub died Nov. 27 at Lake Amanor, California. She was 54.Turteltaub was born in Waukon, Iowa on May 1, 1962 to Marcie and Edward (Jim) Opfer. She grew up in Waukon riding horses with her dad, waterskiing with her friends on the...

Betty Jean Voelker

Dec. 13, 2016 - Betty Voelker died peacefully Sept. 19. She was 83.Voelker was born Jan. 10, 1933, and was raised in Leavenworth, Kansas. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1951. In 1954, she married Loren James Voelker. They were married just short of...

Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal

Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal

Dec. 8, 2016 - Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal of Livermore died Nov. 29. He was 90. Frydendal was born in Livermore on May 23, 1926 where he was also raised. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served two years in...

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Victor E. Noshkin Jr.

Dec. 1, 2016 - Victor E. Noshkin Jr. died Nov. 25. He was 84. Noshkin was born to Katherine I. and Victor E. Noshkin Sr. on March 8, 1932 in San Francisco, California. The Noshkin family resided in San Francisco where he completed grammar, junior and high school;...

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Patricia Irene Whitlow

Nov. 22, 2016 - Patricia Irene Whitlow died Oct. 18, after a long and courageous battle with interstitial lung disease. She was 84. Whitlow was born on May 18, 1932 in Castro Valley to Timothy and Ethel Collins. She graduated from Hayward High School in 1950...

Kenneth James Jackson

Kenneth James Jackson

Nov. 22, 2016 - Kenneth (Ken) James Jackson of Livermore died Nov. 12. He was 63. Jackson was born Sept. 9, 1953, to James H. Jackson, Jr. and Genacile Shaha Jackson in Clayton, New Mexico. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1971 and attended undergraduate...

August Marion (Marty) Martin III

August Marion (Marty) Martin III

Nov. 22, 2016 - August Marion (Marty) Martin III was born in Bakersfield, California, where he spent much of his youth. Later, he then moved to Susanville and Orland and attended California State University, Chico. For several years, Martin worked as a mechanical...

William Inouye

William Inouye

Nov. 15, 2016 - William Shozo Inouye of Livermore died Oct. 31. He was 88. Inouye was born on May 4, 1928 in Fresno, California where he grew up and worked on his family farm. He attended Fresno State College, UC Berkeley and then UC Davis, where he graduated with...

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Burton Ray Lindquist

Nov. 9, 2016 - Burton (Burt) Ray Lindquist of Modesto died Oct. 30. He was 71. Lindquist was born on May 28, 1945 in Duluth, Minnesota to Roy and Olive Lindquist. He was raised in Turlock, California and attended Turlock High School (Class of 1961). He then...

Barbara Edwards

Nov. 2, 2016 - Barbara Edwards died Oct. 21. She was 87. Barbara Jane Ward was a "New Year's baby” born Jan. 1, 1929, to Harold C. and Mary Louise Ward in Columbus, Ohio. In a newspaper article at 6 months it was noted that she was "growing a fine crop of teeth.”...

Hormozd Gahvari

Hormozd Gahvari

Oct. 20, 2016 - Hormozd Gahvari of Livermore died Oct. 3, after a long and courageous battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was 34. Gahvari was born on Dec. 25, 1981, in Blacksburg, Virginia. He graduated high school in 1999 from University Laboratory High School in...

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Vincent E. Arganbright

Oct. 17, 2016 - Vincent Arganbright was born on Aug. 21, 1924 in Guthrie County, Iowa to Michael Frederick Arganbright and Anna Josephine O’Brien Arganbright. He was one of 11 children (Donald, Thomas, Mary Arganbright Moylan, Baby Boy, John, Vincent, Elizabeth,...

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Louis F. Wouters

Oct. 13, 2016 - Louis F. Wouters of Patterson died Aug. 23. He was 94. Wouters was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Antwerp, Belgium. At age three, his parents emigrated to California. He graduated in 1938 from University High School in Oakland, California, and then attended...

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Gerald W. Wright

Oct. 10, 2016 - Gerald (Gerry) Wayman Wright died Sept. 22 of heart failure. He was 85. Born Dec. 7, 1930, Wright worked as a mechanical engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1958 to 1992, specializing in controls. He was a beloved husband, father...

LaRay Abbott

LaRay Abbott

Oct. 7, 2016 - LaRay Abbott, long time Livermore and Discovery Bay resident, died Sept. 25. She was 83. Abbott was born March 20, 1933 in Murray, Utah. She moved to California in 1963 and moved to Livermore in 1969. She relocated to Discovery Bay in 1989. Abbott...

Luell (Vern) Lucas

Luell (Vern) Lucas

Oct. 7, 2016 - Luell (Vern) Lavern Lucas, long-time resident of Livermore, died Sept. 14. He was 90. Lucas was born Feb. 8, 1926 to Burly Ernest Lucas and Mabel Hazel (Moore) Lucas. He served in World War II from June 29, 1944 to March 30, 1946. He loaded the...

Richard T. Maney

Richard T. Maney

Oct. 7, 2016 - Richard (Dick) Thomas Maney of Livermore died Oct. 1. He was 82. Maney was born in Chesterton, Indiana, on Aug. 31, 1934, where he lived until joining the US Air Force. He was an optical engineer who finished his career at Lawrence Livermore...

George T. Leatham

George T. Leatham

Sept. 20, 2016 - George Thurman Leatham of Vallejo, died Sept. 1 in Huntington Beach, surrounded by his family and closest childhood friends after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 68. Leatham was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to his parents, George Leatham and...