In Memoriam

Marcella June McMaster

Marcella June McMaster

May 11, 2022 - Marcella June McMaster died April 21. She was 96. McMaster was born June 24, 1925, to Dudley Vail and Ethel Flint in Girard, Kansas. After her high school graduation, she worked as a telegraph operator for the Santa Fe Railroad. She married Franklin “…

Mike Gallegos

Mike Gallegos

May 9, 2022 - Mike Gallegos died April 29. He was 70. Gallegos was born in French Camp, California to his parents Jose E. Gallegos and Esther L. Martinez. He attended East Union High School and Delta College and was employed by Loomis Armored Car, and retired from…

Donald Thomas Ryder

Donald Thomas Ryder

May 5, 2022 - Donald Thomas Ryder died Fed. 5. He was 81. Ryder was born in Oakland, California and grew up in Castro Valley. He survived polio at age 13 and spent a year in an iron lung and though he had lost most of the muscles in his hands, became quite the artist…

William (Bill) Charles Turner

William (Bill) Charles Turner

April 25, 2022 - William (Bill) Charles Turner died April 10. He was 79. Turner graduated from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Washington in 1960. He attended Stanford University and graduated in 1965 with a  bachelor of science in physics. He received a PhD in…

James Nielsen (Jim) Doggett

James Nielsen (Jim) Doggett

April 19, 2022 - James Nielsen (Jim) Doggett died April 7. He was 80. Doggett was born in Santa Rosa to William and Thelma Doggett. He spent his youth in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and San Anselmo, where he graduated from Tamalpais High School. Following…

Donald Lee Emig

Donald Lee Emig

April 1, 2022 - Donald Emig died March 24. He was 87. Emig was born May 23, 1934, in Oahu, Hawaii to John and Marie Emig. His family moved to Oakland, California in 1946. He went to Oakland High school then attended San Francisco State College. He served his country in…

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

April 1, 2022 - Mike Zimmerman died Jan. 17. He was 73. Zimmerman was born in San Bernardino, California on Oct.15, 1948. Moving with his family at the age of 12 to Fresno, California, he graduated from Hoover High School, Fresno City College, and California State…

E. Lorene Stack

E. Lorene Stack

March 16, 2022 - E. Lorene Stack died Dec. 28, 2020. She was 95. Stack was born in Portland, Oregon on March 25, 1925. She grew up in Portland and graduated from Oregon State University in 1947. She married her high school sweetheart, Bernard G. Olsen in 1948, after he…

Harold (Hal) R. Nida

Harold (Hal) R. Nida

March 7, 2022 - Harold (Hal) R. Nida died Feb. 22. He was 78. Nida was born on Oct. 19, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Harold A. Nida and Mary Nida. They moved to Castro Valley when he was a young child where he graduated from Castro Valley High School in 1961. He…

Gerald J. “Jerry” Burke

Gerald J. “Jerry” Burke

Feb. 24, 2022 - Gerald J. “Jerry” Burke died Feb. 14, 2021. Burke received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965 and 1968, respectively, before starting his career at MBA…

Fred E. Followill

Fred E. Followill

Feb. 23, 2022 - Fred E. Followill died May, 2021. He was 82. Followill was born August 1939 in Stephenville, Texas. He grew up in Alamagordo, New Mexico before his family moved to Texas where he attended high school at Texas Tech.  He came to Lawrence Livermore…

Stephen Douglas Santor

Stephen Douglas Santor

Feb. 22, 2022 - Stephen Douglas Santor died Feb. 10. He was 78. Santor was born on March 9, 1943, in Stockton, to his parents, William and Roberta Santor. After moving to the Los Angeles area for many of his early years, he settled in Fremont in 1958. He graduated from…

Matthew Laird Eubanks

Matthew Laird Eubanks

Feb. 17, 2022 - Matthew Laird Eubanks died Jan. 12. He was 60. Eubanks was born on July 13, 1961, in Houston, Texas to Huard (“Doc”) Houston Eubanks, and Gail Elinor Locke Eubanks. He grew up in both Pasadena, Texas, and later Lyndhurst, Ohio for ten years. The family…

Gerrie Miller Froberg

Gerrie Miller Froberg

Feb. 11, 2022 - Gerrie Miller Froberg died Jan. 25. She was 88. Froberg was born in Cedar, Minnesota, and moved with her husband Robert Miller to Spokane, Washington in 1952.  Later, she and her family relocated to Pleasanton in 1969.  She was hired at Lawrence…

Herman Carl Koberle

Herman Carl Koberle

Feb. 9, 2022 - Herman Carl Koberle died Jan. 21. He was 85. Koberle was born and raised in San Francisco, eventually moving to Pleasanton to raise his family, and resided here for the 54 years. He worked at Lawrence Livermore Lab as an electronics technician for 37…

Kevin Ray Carver

Kevin Ray Carver

Feb. 1, 2022 - Kevin Ray Carver died Jan. 23. He was 55. Carver was born Oct. 28, 1966, in Modesto to Linda and Robert Carver. He graduated from Thomas Downey High School where he played football, was on the wrestling team and started bull riding in high school rodeo…

Jerry Cairns Russell

Jerry Cairns Russell

Jan. 4, 2022 - Jerry Cairns Russell died Dec. 2. He was 85. Russell was the first child of Ward Cairns and Frances Owens Russell.  He was born in Berkeley, on Aug. 8, 1936.  He attended schools in Berkeley and graduated from Berkeley High School in 1954. He majored in…

Marvin Roger Foster

Marvin Roger Foster

Dec. 13, 2021 - Marvin Roger Foster died Nov. 22. He was 87. Foster was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Fort Collins Colorado to Orville and Dorothy (Munn) Foster. He graduated in 1952 from Tracy High School and played basketball, track and then went to Delta College where his…

L. Lynn Cleland

L. Lynn Cleland

Dec. 7, 2021 - L. Lynn Cleland died Dec. 24, 2020. He was 81. Cleland received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1968. He was briefly an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at Purdue University before beginning a…

Robert Scott McKim

Robert Scott McKim

Dec. 6, 2021 - Robert Scott McKim died Oct. 4.  He was 57. McKim was born on Naval Air Station Pensacola on Sept. 24, 1964, to Robert D. and Barbara J. McKim.  In 1983 he enlisted in the U.S Army, becoming an arctic paratrooper and then changing his military …