In Memoriam

Allen V. Friensehner

Allen V. Friensehner

Oct. 9, 2019 - Allen V. Friensehner died Oct. 5. He was 77. Friensehner was born in Massachusetts to Vic and Phyllis Friensehner on Sept. 18, 1942.  He and his wife Deloma were married in 1978, and recently celebrated 41 years of marriage. A resident of Tracy since…

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Kathleen Mae Shay

Sept. 25, 2019 - Kathleen Mae Shay died Sept. 14. She was 85. Shay was born on Sept. 24, 1934, in Rushville, Nebraska. She and husband, Harry, were married Oct. 24, 1954. They settled in Livermore in 1972 where they continued to raise their four children. She enjoyed…

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Robert "Bob" Freis

Sept. 25, 2019 - Robert "Bob" Freis, a former Lab physicist, died Sept. 13. He was 87. Freis was born in San Francisco to Charlie and Clara Freis. He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War, learning sonar and working on a destroyer. He went on to study at the…

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Thomas John Paquette

Sept. 24, 2019 - Thomas John Paquette died Sept. 17. He was 74. Paquette was born on Nov. 27, 1945, the son of Francis and Mary Paquette in Fall River, Massachusetts.  In 1963 he came to California and joined the Navy.  While stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk, he traveled…

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John "Jack" Robert Morton III

Sept. 16, 2019 - John "Jack" Robert Morton III, a former Lab physicist, died Aug. 25. He was 90. Morton was born to John R. Morton Jr. and Beulah June Sweetman Morton in Palestine, Texas. He spent his childhood in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. He graduated from the…

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Lois Corinne Bass

Sept. 3, 2019 - Lois Corinne Bass died Aug. 15. She was 86. Bass was born on May 16, 1933, in Conrad, Montana, to Cecil and Laura Loucks. She graduated from Hayward High School in California in 1951, and soon after met and married her husband, Darrell “Sam” Bass. She…

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Albert "Bill" Lewis

Sept. 3, 2019 - Albert "Bill" Lewis died Aug. 26. He was 83. Lewis was born in Modesto and spent his early years in San Leandro with his parents, Albert F. and Isabel Lewis, who preceded him in death. He and his wife, Cathy, grew up as next door neighbors and eloped in…

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Dean Hadley

Aug. 28, 2019 - Dean Hadley died July 14. He was 59 Hadley was born in Hayward, California. Soon after, his family moved to Livermore when his father started working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He became part of the second generation working at LLNL when…

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Mark Reis Viera

Aug. 28, 2019 - Mark Reis Viera died Aug. 15. He was 60. Viera passed away Aug. 15 after a battle with glioblastoma, with his family by his side. He was born in San Jose to Rudolph Viera and Bernadine Viera, and grew up in Santa Clara, where he graduated from Wilcox…

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Roy Stribling Cornwell

Aug. 27, 2019 - Roy Stribling Cornwell died June 15. He was 96. Cornwell was born to John Lee Cornwell and Allie Stribling on Oct. 9, 1922 in Nashville, North Carolina. As a small boy, he dreamed of flying airplanes. He enlisted in the Navy and learned to fly after…

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Lee A. Dravidzius

Aug. 21, 2019 - Lee A. Dravidzius, former LLNL technical animator, died Aug. 17. He was 74. Dravidzius was born on Aug. 9, 1945, the son of Louis and Jane (Woodworth) Dravidzius in Detroit. He married Carla Cave on July 19, 2008, in Petersburg. He was accepted into the…

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Amber D. Seymour (Artaxet)

Aug. 13, 2019 - Amber D. Seymour (Artaxet), died July 29. She was 35. Seymour worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2001-2003 for Eurest; 2003-2004 on the floor maintenance crew and 2004-2007 in customer service, the Mail Room and Superblock.  She was loved…

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Frederick Wilton Holloway

Aug. 13, 2019 - Frederick Wilton Holloway died July 2. He was 80. Holloway was a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. He enjoyed a career of more than 35 years working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Many of those years were in a…

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Robert "Bob" L. Wong

Aug. 8, 2019 - Robert "Bob" L. Wong, a former Lab engineer, died July 28. He was 80. Wong was known for his big smile and love of working on cars. Retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a professional researcher in Mechanical Engineering. He was an…

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Ernest Arthur Hodges

Aug. 7, 2019 - Ernest Arthur Hodges died July 30. He was 92. Hodges was born in Springfield, Michigan to Herbert Logan and Elsie Mae Amos Hodges. The family moved to California when he left the Army. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Richland, Washington.…

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Louann Schwager Tung

Aug. 7, 2019 - Louann Schwager Tung, a former Lab engineer, died July 20. She was 64. Born in Springfield, Illinois, on June 25, 1955, she was raised by nurturing parents Mary and Wilson Schwager in Granite City, Ill. She achieved a bachelor’s and master’s degree…

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Bernhard Gustav Roth

Aug. 1, 2019 - Bernhard Gustav Roth, a former Lab engineer, died Aug. 30, 2018. He was 82. Roth was born in Jamaica, New York on May 18, 1936. In the mid 1950s he moved with his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Roth, to San Diego. After marrying his wife Julia in 1958, he…

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James Frederick Foye

July 29, 2019 - James Frederick Foye died July 19. He was 78. James Frederick Foye passed away on July 19 after a valiant battle with symptoms related to a neurological disease. He was 78. Born in Chicago and the first-born child of Ann and Frederick Foye, his family…

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Bernard "Bernie" Monahan

July 25, 2019 - Bernard "Bernie" Monahan died July 10 after a lengthy illness. He was 86. He leaves behind wife Margaret (Peggy) Monahan, daughter Jo Ellen Anderson, son Chuck Monahan and daughter-in-law Amy Adams and five grandchildren. He was the son of Joseph and…

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Harriette Cochran

July 22, 2019 - Harriette Cochran died June 18. She was 81. Cochran was born in 1937 to Harry and Glendora Ballou. She spent her youth in Ben Lomond and later moved to Alameda and San Lorenzo. She graduated from San Lorenzo High School where she met her husband-to-be…