In Memoriam

George Donald Kramer

George Donald Kramer

March 1, 2024 - George Donald Kramer died Feb. 10. He was 89. Kramer was born in Covington, Kentucky, on October 28, 1934, he was the youngest child of George and Rose Kramer.  He was a graduate from Covington Latin School, Thomas More University and received a…

Robin Jane Goldstone

Robin Jane Goldstone

Feb. 29, 2024 - Robin Jane Goldstone died Feb. 22. She was 60.  Goldstone was born April 14,1963, as the eldest child of parents Saul and Rhoda Goldstone. She attended California State University, Chico (CSUC) and graduated with a master of science degree in computer…

John TenBrook Rambo

John TenBrook Rambo

Feb. 28, 2024 - John TenBrook Rambo died Feb. 8. He was 87. Rambo was born in Port Angeles, Washington on Sept. 26, 1936 to William Huber Rambo and Nell Anne Rambo (nee TenBrook). He attended Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. Later finishing high…

Ronald Paul Koopman

Ronald Paul Koopman

Feb. 8, 2024 - Ronald Paul Koopman died Jan. 21. He was 80. Koopman was born on March 15, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Paul and Ilah Koopman. He graduated in 1961 from Ottawa High School. At the University of Michigan, he majored in mechanical engineering. He…

Charles (Chuck) Lincoln Folkers

Charles (Chuck) Lincoln Folkers

Feb. 1, 2024 - Charles (Chuck) Lincoln Folkers died Nov. 14. He was 93. Folkers was born July 12, 1930, in Ackley, Iowa. He attended Ackley public schools, graduating in 1948. He attended Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, majoring in ceramic engineering. He enrolled…

Sam Chakires

Sam Chakires

Jan. 25, 2024 - Sam Chakires died Dec. 25. He was 93. Chakires was born in 1930 to Christopher and Matina Chakires. He attended Fifth Street School and graduated from Livermore High School in 1948. After graduation, he worked in the carpentry field and helped build a…

Ray Finucane

Ray Finucane

Jan. 18, 2024 - Ray Finucane died Dec. 28. He was 80. Finucane served in Vietnam as a highly decorated Marine fighter pilot.  He then received his masters degree in mechanical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. He began his professional career at…

Kyran "Kim" Mish

Kyran "Kim" Mish

Jan. 11, 2024 - Kyran "Kim" Mish died Dec. 8. He was 70.   Mish was born Dec. 13, 1952, to Gloria V. Mish-Thompson and James I. Mish in Muskegon, Michigan. He earned his doctor of philosophy in engineering at California State University Davis in 1987. Then he joined…

Phillip Paul

Phillip Paul

Jan. 9, 2024 - Phillip Paul died June 18. He was 69. Paul earned his doctor of philosophy from Stanford University and spent 10 years at Sandia National Laboratories before becoming a chief engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Bio program in…

Paul Urtiew

Paul Urtiew

Dec. 20, 2023 - Paul Urtiew died Nov. 2.  He was 92. Urtiew was born in 1931 in Nish, Yugoslavia to Andrei Pavlovich and Margarita Vladimirovna Urtiew. He began his higher education at the University of California, Berkeley, where, after a 2-year U.S.  Army stint, he…

William Edward Loewe

William Edward Loewe

Dec. 7, 2023 - William Edward Loewe died Nov. 26. He was 91.  Loewe was born in Chicago, Illinois to William Edward Loewe and Gertrude Althea Loewe, née Smith. He attended Carl Schurz High School. He later graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor of…

James Albert Adams

James Albert Adams

Dec. 5, 2023 - James Albert Adams died Oct. 14. He was 72. Adams was born on Nov. 1, 1950, in Livermore, California, to John and Mildred Adams. He graduated from Granada High School in 1970 and he enlisted in the U.S. Army, completing basic training in Fort Ord,…

Brice Turner

Brice Turner

Nov. 21, 2023 - Brice Turner died Nov. 12. He was 23. Turner grew up in Jacksonville and St. Johns, Florida. He graduated from Creekside High School in 2018 and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2022. At the time of his death he was a graduate student studying…

Roxanne Barnett Springer

Roxanne Barnett Springer

Nov. 14, 2023 - Roxanne Barnett Springer died Oct. 26. She was 68.   Springer was born on May 9, 1955, in Oakland, California. Growing up in San Lorenzo, the family moved to Castro Valley and eventually Livermore. She graduated from Livermore High School in 1973.…

Leslie Jean Rudy

Leslie Jean Rudy

Nov. 13, 2023 - Leslie Jean Rudy died Oct. 18. She was 78.   Rudy was born in Oakland and raised in Castro Valley where she attended Castro Valley High School and later a private career college. She was a valued employee in the Health Services department of the…

Kelly Libatique

Kelly Libatique

Nov. 10, 2023 - Kelly Libatique died Oct. 26. He was 53. Libatique was a valued member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory training team educating workers about security and ES&H issues since Nov. 2018. He was a talented actor, voice actor, author, and…

Nicholas W. Winter

Nicholas W. Winter

Nov. 8, 2023 - Nicholas W. Winter died Oct. 25. He was 80. Winter was born March 7, 1943, in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Roland and Mary (Hagen) Winter. He graduated from Rockford East High School in 1961. He attended Northern Illinois University (NIU) on an…

Neil Holmes

Neil Holmes

Nov. 1, 2023 - Neil Holmes died Oct. 18. He was 75.  Holmes was born on Sept. 27, 1948, in Oakland, California. After graduating from California Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science in physics, he completed a doctor of philosophy at Stanford University…

Duane Gary Gordon

Duane Gary Gordon

Oct. 18, 2023 - Duane Gary Gordon died Sept. 5.  He was 67. Gordon was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 14, 1956, to James (“Jim”) Clark Gordon and Suzanne Marie Gordon. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975 as a law enforcement specialist. From 1975 to 1986, he…

Eugene Wayne Burke

Eugene Wayne Burke

Oct. 3, 2023 - Eugene Wayne Burke died Sept. 16. He was 90.  He was born on Sept.24, 1932, in Synarep, Washington. Burke served in the United States Air Force in England during the Korean War, then attended college at Washington State University.  He graduated with…

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