In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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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...

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Peter M. Baylacq

Sept. 20, 2016 - Peter M. Baylacq, resident of Discovery Bay, died Sept. 7. He was 69. Baylacq was born Nov. 18, 1946 in San Francisco and graduated from Washington High School. After traveling around Europe as a young man he was called to service in Vietnam where...

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George Davis

Sept. 14, 2016 - George Davis of Modesto died Aug. 26, due to complications from a recent heart surgery and his long battle with diabetes. He was 74. Davis was born in Oklahoma on Nov. 23, 1941. He graduated from St. Elizabeth’s in Oakland in 1960. He worked for the...

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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...

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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...

 Scott David Elko

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....