In Memoriam

Theodore (Ted) B. Midtaune

Theodore (Ted) B. Midtaune

Oct. 4, 2022 - Theodore (Ted) B. Midtaune died Sept. 23. He was 83. Midtaune, of Livermore, passed away in his home with family at his side. He was born on Jan.12,1939, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Theodore and Harriett (Jacobson) Midtaune. He graduated from…

LeeAnnette Colene Mallison

LeeAnnette Colene Mallison

Oct. 3, 2022 - Mallison passed away after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Mallison was born in Livermore to June and Billy Lee Brunson. Mallison spent most of her life in Livermore, with a few years in Fremont. After graduating from high school, she went to work…

Richard M. Perry

Richard M. Perry

Sept. 21, 2022 - Richard M. Perry died Sept. 2022. He was 81. Perry was born in Oakland, California. He graduated from Castlemont High School. After high school, he began working at Caspers Hot Dogs, where he met his late wife LaVerne. In 1963, he started his career as…

Audrey L Hodges

Audrey L Hodges

Sept. 12, 2022 - Audrey L Hodges died Sept. 4. She was 95. Hodges was born to John Louis and Lara Chloe McKinzie on July 1, 1927 in Warren, Arkansas. She attended school until the 10th grade when she had to leave to work the cotton fields. She worked at the Lawrence…

Charles (Charlie) Klein

Charles (Charlie) Klein

Sept. 8, 2022 - Charles (Charlie) Klein died Aug. 24. He was 87. Klein was born in Waco, Texas on April 16, 1935, to Lucile and Vern Klein. Shortly after his birth, his family relocated to Livermore, California. He met his lifelong love, Carril, in grammar school, and…

James Naphy

James Naphy

Sept. 7, 2022 - James Naphy died Aug. 22. He was 92. Naphy was born in Woodbury, New Jersey on Oct. 1, 1929, to James and Florence (Winters) Naphy. He grew up and went to school in National Park, New Jersey. Upon graduating from high school in 1947 he joined the U.S.…

Penny Marie Smith

Penny Marie Smith

Sept. 6, 2022 - Penny Marie Smith died Aug. 26. She was 58. Smith was born July 8, 1964, in Castro Valley, California to Darlene and Isadore Lara. She grew up and attended school in Livermore where she graduated from Livermore High School in 1982. She met the love of…

Harold 'Hank' Finn

Harold 'Hank' Finn

Sept. 1, 2022 - Harold 'Hank' Finn died Aug. 23. He was 87. Finn was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois to Harold Francis Finn and Anna K. (Seibold) Finn. He married his wife Karen Krueger, June 16, 1956, in a small chapel on the University of Chicago campus.…

George Victor Orloff

George Victor Orloff

Aug. 25, 2022 - George Orloff died Aug. 20. He was 88. Orloff was born Feb. 17, 1934, in San Francisco, to Vera and Fred Orloff. He came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1954 and retired in 1991 with 37 years at the Lab.  At LLNL, he was a senior mechanical…

Niels Richard Borch

Niels Richard Borch

Aug. 23, 2022 - Niels Richard Borch died Aug. 16. He was 92. Borch was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Lilly Merete Hein and Ole Gotfred Borch. He attended Pasadena City College and University of California Berkeley, with studies in metallurgical…

Robert Allan DeChene

Robert Allan DeChene

Aug. 23, 2022 - Robert Allan DeChene died. He was 98. DeChene and his twin sister Margaret (Peg) were born to Ernie and Alvie DeChene on Feb 2, 1924, in Oakland, California. He was a Lt.in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in World War II, served as a navigator on the City of…

Paul Kotta

Paul Kotta

Aug. 23, 2022 - Paul Kotta died Aug. 18. He was 56. Kotta was a renaissance man with a warm intellect and sharp sense of humor. Fluent in Japanese both written and oral, He initially taught English in Japan, became a free-lance translator specializing in science and…

Judy Welsh

Judy Welsh

Aug. 22, 2022 - Judy Welsh died July 15. She was 80. Welsh and her identical twin sister Patty were born on NOv. 11, 1941, in San Francisco to Archie and Betty Simmons. She attended University of California Berkeley in 1959. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1963 with…

Charles Henry Otto, Jr.

Charles Henry Otto, Jr.

Aug. 19, 2022 - Charles Henry Otto, Jr. died July 25. He was 87. Otto was born to Charles and Dolly Otto in Mankato, Minnesota on July 19, 1935. He grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and at the age of 17, he met the love of his life, Barbara, while working together at Stan…

Beatrice Huberta MacCreary Armstrong

Beatrice Huberta MacCreary Armstrong

Aug. 19, 2022 - Beatrice Huberta MacCreary Armstrong died June 30. She was 87. Armstrong was born in Portland, Oregon to Hugh and Arlene MacCreary. In 1952, she graduated from Washington High School and in 1956 from Lewis and Clark College with a bachelor of science in…

John Olmsted Cowles

John Olmsted Cowles

Aug. 19, 2022 - John Olmsted Cowles died July 2. He was 88. Cowles, the son of Addison and Alexandra Cowles, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Weston High School. He received bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemical engineering from…

Gerald (Gerry) Walter Hedstrom

Gerald (Gerry) Walter Hedstrom

Aug. 17, 2022 - Gerald (Gerry) Walter Hedstrom died on July 6, 2022. He was 88. Hedstrom was born on July 31, 1933, in Kenosha, Wisc., to Gladys and Gustav Hedstrom. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha in 1951. He then went to the University of…

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James (JT) Thompson

Aug. 12, 2022 - James Thompson of Livermore passed away on July 28, 2022. He was 54. James Thompson (JT) one of the Lab’s (O&B’s) dedicated AC technicians. He worked at the Lab for the past 11 years and will be deeply missed by all. He was a dedicated employee and…

Sang-Wook Kang

Sang-Wook Kang

Aug. 8, 2022 - Sang-Wook Kang died July 21, 2021. He was 86. Kang was born in 1935 in North Korea. He studied physics at Seoul National University for two years. In 1955 he was awarded a scholarship offered by the Army Officers’ Wives Club and enrolled at the…

Milo D. Nordyke

Milo D. Nordyke

Aug. 4, 2022 - Milo D. Nordyke died July 22. He was 92. Nordyke was born on Dec. 2, 1929, in Maynard, Iowa, the youngest of four children to Clyde and Lucy Nordyke. He grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa. He served as the valedictorian at his junior college. He then earned…