In Memoriam

William Green “Wild Bill” Jones

William G. Jones

Feb. 2, 2017 - William Green “Wild Bill” Jones, a longtime resident of Livermore/Pleasanton, died Dec. 24, 2016 at his home in Minden, Nevada, where he decided to relocate and retire. Jones was born in San Diego, California on Oct. 15, 1941, to Charles and Irene Jones…

Ernest H. Lorbeer

Feb. 2, 2017 - Ernest (Ernie) H. Lorbeer died Oct. 31. He was 91.Lorbeer was born in Pasumali, India on Feb. 13, 1925, to missionary parents Elva and Lloyd Lorbeer. The family returned to Claremont, California on a sabbatical when Ernie was 14 years old. He and his…

Robert Spenger

Feb. 2, 2017 - Robert Ehreke Spenger died recently. He was 93.Born in Berkeley, California in 1924, Spenger moved with his family to Marin County when he was six, where his father had a shrimp fishery and processing plant. Spenger helped pick shrimp, and enjoyed meals…

Glenn Martin Heestand

Jan. 13, 2017 - Glenn Martin Heestand of Plesanton died Dec. 18. He was 74.Born June 17, 1942, in Canton, Ohio to parents Glenn and Elizabeth Heestand, he grew up working at his family's lumber company in Tiffin, Ohio, where he learned the value of hard work and…

Charles Frederick 'Joe'  Baker

Charles Frederick 'Joe' Baker

Jan. 11, 2017 - Charles Frederick “Joe” Baker died Jan. 5, in Livermore. He was 77. Baker was born at Fort Hayes Army Base in Columbus, Ohio on April 13, 1939. As the son of a military father, his childhood was spent traveling and moving throughout the U.S and abroad…

Archie G. "Bart" Bartholomew

Jan. 6, 2017 - Archie G. "Bart" Bartholomew died Oct. 10 in Livermore after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 84.Bartholomew was born July 29, 1932 in Kalkaska, Michigan, to Flossie Antoinette (Carroll) and father Ralph Bartholomew. He attended Belleville High…

Lee Tyler Gillette, II

Jan. 5, 2017 - Lee Tyler Gillette II died in Modesto, California Dec. 10. He was 60.Gillette was born in Livermore to parents, Lee and Delores Gillette. He was raised in Livermore, and after marrying, he moved to Salida, California, to raise his family. He received his…

Patrick Owen Egan

Jan. 3, 2017 - Patrick Owen Egan of Livermore died Dec. 27. He was 69.Egan was born July 4, 1947, in New York City to Irish immigrants William and Teresa Egan. A promising student from the start, Egan attended St. Sebastian School, Regis High School and Fordham…

Stanley Joe Smith

Jan. 3, 2017 - Stanley (Stan) Joe Smith died Dec. 17. He was 62.Smith was born Sept. 6, 1954, in Ada, Oklahoma to J.L. and J.M. Smith. The family came to California when Smith was 2 years old. He attended Oakley School from grades K-8, moving on to Liberty High School…

Ernest E. Hill

Jan. 3, 2017 - Ernest Hill, a resident of Danville, died Dec. 7. He was 94.Born and raised in Oakland, Hill attended high school there and studied mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. With the outbreak of WWII, he became a captain in the Army Air Force and served in…

Sharon Ann Summers

Jan. 3, 2017 - Sharon Ann Summers, resident of Livermore, died Dec. 13 at Stanford Health Care ValleyCare hospital in Pleasanton. She was 70.Summers was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Richmond, California. She went to Richmond High School, where she met her husband Gerald.…

Carol Charmaine (Eisenman) Clark

Jan. 3, 2017 - Carol Charmaine (Eisenman) Clark, a resident of Walnut Creek, died Dec. 14. She was 77.Clark was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, California and moved to Walnut Creek in 1944. She attended the old Walnut Creek Grammar School on the…

Cecil “Chuck” Leith

Cecil “Chuck” Leith

Dec. 21, 2016 - Chuck Leith, a longtime climate model pioneer, died peacefully Oct. 13 at home with his wife, Mary, by his side. He was 93. Leith was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1923. After graduating from Scituate High School, he traveled west by bus and enrolled…

Allen G. Myers

Dec. 21, 2016 - Allen G. Myers died Dec. 1. He was 73.Myers was born Sept. 20, 1943. He was a long-time resident of Manteca and worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 35 years.Myers was survived by his wife Jean, his sons Paul of Manteca, Mark of Modesto…

Brenda Turteltaub

Dec. 19, 2016 - Brenda Sue Turteltaub died Nov. 27 at Lake Amanor, California. She was 54.Turteltaub was born in Waukon, Iowa on May 1, 1962 to Marcie and Edward (Jim) Opfer. She grew up in Waukon riding horses with her dad, waterskiing with her friends on the…

Betty Jean Voelker

Dec. 13, 2016 - Betty Voelker died peacefully Sept. 19. She was 83.Voelker was born Jan. 10, 1933, and was raised in Leavenworth, Kansas. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1951. In 1954, she married Loren James Voelker. They were married just short of 62…

Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal

Dec. 8, 2016 - Mervin (Merv) John Frydendal of Livermore died Nov. 29. He was 90. Frydendal was born in Livermore on May 23, 1926 where he was also raised. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served two years in Japan…

Victor E. Noshkin Jr.

Dec. 1, 2016 - Victor E. Noshkin Jr. died Nov. 25. He was 84. Noshkin was born to Katherine I. and Victor E. Noshkin Sr. on March 8, 1932 in San Francisco, California. The Noshkin family resided in San Francisco where he completed grammar, junior and high school;…

August Marion (Marty) Martin III

Nov. 22, 2016 - August Marion (Marty) Martin III was born in Bakersfield, California, where he spent much of his youth. Later, he then moved to Susanville and Orland and attended California State University, Chico. For several years, Martin worked as a mechanical…

Patricia Irene Whitlow

Nov. 22, 2016 - Patricia Irene Whitlow died Oct. 18, after a long and courageous battle with interstitial lung disease. She was 84. Whitlow was born on May 18, 1932 in Castro Valley to Timothy and Ethel Collins. She graduated from Hayward High School in…

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