In Memoriam

William (Bill) Goodman

William (Bill) Goodman

Sept. 14, 2023 - William (Bill) Goodman died May 26. He was 88. Goodman was born to James and Dorothy Goodman in Tekamah, Nebraska on Aug. 2, 1934. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1952 and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for two years majoring in…

William (Bill) C. Herrmann

William (Bill) C. Herrmann

Sept. 13, 2023 - William (Bill) C. Herrmann died Aug. 17. He was 96. Son of the late Charles and Mare Herrmann, he was born in New York on Nov. 26, 1926, and grew up in Queens. After high school he attended New York Institute of Photography, where he received an…

Benjamin Nicholas Casses

Benjamin Nicholas Casses

Sept. 7, 2023 - Benjamin Nicholas Casses died August 16. He was 45. Casses was born Oct. 17, 1977, as the eldest child of Chris Casses and Suzanne Post. He spent his early years in Vero Beach, Florida. He later moved to North Carolina where he began running his own…

Alfred George Duba

Alfred George Duba

Aug. 30, 2023 - Alfred George Duba died Aug. 21. He was 83. Duba was born on Jan. 26, 1940, to Frank and Erma Duba, of Braeholm, West Virginia. He graduated in 1958 from Man High School as the valedictorian. He subsequently enlisted in the U. S. Army as a personnel…

Samuel Franklin Eccles

Samuel Franklin Eccles

Aug. 24, 2023 - Samuel Franklin Eccles died Aug. 8. He was 92. Eccles was born in Reno Nevada to parents Forrest Walker Eccles and Bessie Kelly. He attended Reno High School. He completed his undergraduate work in physics and mathematics at the University of Nevada,…

James Walter Fischer

James Walter Fischer

Aug. 10, 2023 - James Walter Fischer died Aug. 1. He was 79.   Fischer was born on Sept. 7, 1943, to Walter Carl Wilhelm Fischer and Pauline Katherine (Thaemert) Fischer in Twin Falls, Idaho. He attended Trinity Lutheran School. In 1956, the family moved to Lodi…

Charles Durrell Hendricks, Jr.

Charles Durrell Hendricks, Jr.

Aug. 9, 2023 - Charles Durrell Hendricks, Jr. died July 13. He was 96. Hendricks was born on Dec. 5, 1926, in Lewiston, Utah to Charles Durrell Hendricks and Louise McAlister. He received his bachelor of science in physics at Utah State University in 1949; his master…

Eugene Ralph Fisher

Eugene Ralph Fisher

Aug. 2, 2023 - Eugene Ralph Fisher died July 11. He was 82. Fisher was born on Oct. 15, 1940, to Ralph and Lacassa Fisher in Los Angeles, California. He migrated to Winston, Oregon with his family. He graduated from Douglas High School in Winston. He attended Oregon…

Norman David Stout

Norman David Stout

July 31, 2023 - Norman David Stout died May 24. He was 92. Stout was born in Berkeley, California to Robert Perry and Mable Stout. He graduated from Berkeley High School in 1949 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 as an electronics technician. After his service he got…

Milton L. Grissom

Milton L. Grissom

July 27, 2023 - Milton L. Grissom died July 19.  He was 83. Grissom was born on Jan. 9, 1940, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Milton and Vida Grissom.  He grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He graduated from Los Alamos High School and the University of New Mexico.  After…

Michael D. Feit

Michael D. Feit

July 26, 2023 - Michael D. Feit died June 29. He was 80. Feit was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1942 to Kathryn Bracken and Joel Feit, and grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He studied physics at Lehigh University, graduating in 1964 with special honors, then…

Shirley Roberta Meadors

Shirley Roberta Meadors

July 25, 2023 - Shirley Roberta Meadors died July 12. She was 90. Meadors was born Dec. 2, 1932, on the Vasco Grant. She graduated from Livermore High School and attended classes at Chabot College. She worked for many years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as…

Neil Patrick Lund

Neil Patrick Lund

July 24, 2023 - Neil Patrick Lund died June 16. He was 78. Lund was born and raised in Hayward, California. He graduated from Tennyson High School in 1962 and enlisted in the United States Navy. Upon completion of courses at three of the Navy's Nuclear Power schools…

Bennie Dean Walker

Bennie Dean Walker

July 3, 2023 - Bennie Dean Walker died June 19. He was 91. Walker was born on May 31, 1932, in Williston, North Dakota to Euclaire Irwin George Walker and Myrtle Smith Walker. He began working for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Aug. 1963 as a photographer…

Lawrence Woodruff

Lawrence Woodruff

June 29, 2023 - Lawrence Woodruff died June 10. He was 85. Woodruff was born in Long Beach, California in 1938, to Ruth and Lawrence Woodruff. After graduating from Hayward High School in 1956 he earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at Cal State…

Stephen George Cochran

Stephen George Cochran

June 23, 2023 - Stephen George Cochran died June 15. He was 75. Cochran was born August 19 in Marion, Indiana to the late Lloyd Grant Cochran and Irene Eunice (Johnson) Cochran. He attended Loyola University of New Orleans for his undergraduate education.  In 1970…

Michael David Sa

Michael David Sa

June 22, 2023 - Michael David Sa died June 4. He was 73. Sa was born in San Jose, California to Arthur and Elaine Sa. In 1980, he settled in Livermore. For 34 years, he served as a construction manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In lieu of flowers,…

Manuel Perry

Manuel Perry

June 21, 2023 - Manuel Perry died May 14. He was 86. Perry was born in Madison, Illinois to Verna Pauline and Charles McKinley Perry. He attended Ukiah High School. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. After…

Gary Anthony Bear

Gary Anthony Bear

June 5, 2023 - Gary Anthony Bear died May 18. He was 61. Bear was born Sept. 3, 1961, to Ken and Beverly Bear. He grew up in Livermore, California, where he graduated from Granada High School and went on to further his education by graduating with an associate of…

Lois Helen Ruby

Lois Helen Ruby

May 31, 2023 - Lois Helen Ruby died March 12. She was 81. Ruby was born on Aug. 23, 1941, in Hayward, California. She was a graduate of Hayward High School. She spent her career working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Ruby is survived by her son, Terry…

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