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LIVERMORE, Calif. — Roger Batzel, who directed the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the arms race years of 1971 to 1988, died Saturday. He was 78.
Batzel oversaw the lab's growth and transition from a "defense and nuclear facility to a multi-program institution dedicated to solving the important scientific issues of our time," Livermore Director Bruce Tarter said in a statement.
During his tenure, the longest of any lab leader, Livermore grew from 5,400 employees and a $128 million budget to 8,000 employees — plus 2,000 additional contract workers — and an annual budget of $815 million in 1988.
National security was key for Batzel, colleagues said.
"He was a scientist, and he believed very deeply in the building up and the strength of the United States" in the decades following World War II, said Duane Sewell, who served as deputy lab director in 1971-78.
Batzel was an Air Force navigator in World War II before studying chemical engineering at the University of Idaho and then moving on to the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied under nuclear pioneer Glenn Seaborg and got his Ph.D. in 1951.
He joined the Livermore lab in 1953, two years after it was founded.
Batzel was a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the Distinguished Associate Award from the Department of Energy.
[Published Aug. 2, 2003]
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BERGER, June (nee Fountain) -- In Oakland, August 7, 2000. Dearly beloved wife of Augustus Bart Berger; loving mother of Bart M. (Marcia), Thomas E. (Marianne), & Ralph E. (Eilene) Berger, and Joan Berger Coffey (John); also survived by nine grandchildren. A native of Calif. aged 78 years. Memorial Mass, Friday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Berkeley. Contributions to Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 433 Jefferson, Oakland 94607, preferred. BAYVIEW CHAPEL, Berkeley
BLUTH, Mathew 'Al' -- At home in San Bruno, August 7, 2000. Dearly beloved husband of the late Lorraine and loving father of Gary and Diane and her husband Walter; cherished grandfather of Trisha and Cheryl; and dear brother of Mary, John, Bob and the late Ginny; also survived by his long-time friend and cousin Maria; and adored uncle of Col. Joe, (Ret.), Ed, Elaine, Richard and Linda. A man whose gentle love deeply touched all of his family and friends. Friends and family are invited to visit from 4 pm - 8 pm Wednesday at CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real, Millbrae, where a Vigil service will be held at 7:30 PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be on Thursday at 10 AM at the funeral home. Committal with military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
BORN, Cecile -- In San Francisco, August 4, 2000 at the age of 89. Survived by her children, Leonard B. Born & Linda Meteyer; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A native and life-long resident of San Francisco. No services. Donations in her memory may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern CA in Santa Rosa.
FABELA, Daniel -- Born in San Francisco on January 12, 1941, passed away August 5, 2000. Husband of Jan Fabela for 34-1/2 years; loving father of Mark, Danielle and Marnell; son of the late Juan and Maria Fabela; survived by six brothers, eight sisters and many, many friends. Dan was a self-employed General Contractor, most proud of his children. Family and friends may visit Wednesday after 6:30PM and are invited to attend the Vigil Wednesday, 7PM at the Church of the Epiphany, 845 Vienna St., S.F. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11AM at the Church. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. The Family asks that contributions be made to the S.F. SPCA, 2500 16th St., SF 94103. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500
GOLYN, Mary Mouber -- Age 90, a long-time resident of Marin County passed away in Cohassett, MA, on Monday, July 31, 2000 at 6:30 PM. Mrs. Golyn moved to the east coast in September 1997, in order to be with her son Rudi Golyn and his family, where he had accepted a position with a Boston advertising agency. Mary Golyn and her husband Robert, owned and operated the Marin County Furniture Store in San Rafael from 1950 to 1968. Mr. Golyn passed away in 1983 after an eleven-year illness. Mrs. Golyn was a community activist for many years. During World War II, she drove high ranking military officers and other VIPs for the Women's Volunteer Group, and served in many other war-time support groups. Mary Mouber Golyn was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. Her parents were Rudolph and Bertha Mouber. Rudolph Mouber was a well-known artistic woodcarver. His work can be found in many of Kansas City's finest homes and important buildings. Mary Mouber Golyn graduated from Central High in 1928 and then worked for many years in the Kansas City firm of Stern Brothers and Company. Mary and Robert Golyn moved to California following their 1936 marriage in Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Golyn were among the founders of Rodef Sholem Temple in San Rafael, CA. She was an active member of the Marin County Democratic Party organization and raised funds for many democratic candidates and organizations. Mrs. Golyn is survived by her son Rudi and his wife Joanne; grandchildren Peter and Pamela Golyn of Mill Valley, CA, Sarah of Greenwhich, CT, and Danny who lives with his parents in Cohassett, MA. Mary Golyn, who has not been active for several years in Marin County community and public affairs due to illness, will be remembered for her total devotion to her causes and to the improvement of life in Marin County. Mrs. Mary Mouber Golyn will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and cohorts. Interment was held 2PM Friday, August 4, 2000 at Hills of Eternity Cemetery in Colma, CA. Contributions to Temple Rodef Sholem in San Rafael, CA will be appreciated.
GRECOUSIS, Nick (Nikolaos) -- In Novato, on August 4, 2000 at the age of 78. Survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary; beloved children Harry, Chryse, Evangeline, and Stefanie; beloved grandchildren Melissa, Shyrle, and Niko; sister Andriani; and nieces Voula, Popi, and Thekli. A native of Lixouri, Kefalonia, Greece and formerly a 42-year resident of San Francisco. A brief Memorial Service will be conducted at Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Novato at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13. Burial private. Donations in his memory may be made to Novato Community Hospital. Arrangements by the Neptune Society of Marin County.
GUELFI, Nancy L. -- Age 60, passed away Monday, August 7th in San Francisco. Loving wife of Ralph L. Guelfi of Walnut Creek; beloved mother of Mark Guelfi of San Anselmo, Matt Guelfi of Lafayette, and Mike Guelfi of Corte Madera; loving grandmother of three. The native of Tacoma, Washington was a resident of Walnut Creek for five years. Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service, Thursday, August 10th at 7 PM at OAK PARK HILLS CHAPEL, 3111 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, with visitation being Thursday from 1 to 9 PM at Oak Park. There will also be services Monday, August 14th at 12:10PM at St. Leo Catholic Church, 710 S. 13th St., Tacoma, WA. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, WA. Contributions may be made to California Pacific Medical Center Foundation Cancer Fund, 3700 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118. OAK PARK HILLS CHAPEL 925-934-6500
HORNSTEIN, George -- Of San Francisco, born in Sacramento in April, 1915, died on August 2, 2000 of pneumonia, after many years residence in San Francisco. He is survived by his children, Sara Duryea, Susan Hornstein and Sally Ann McInerney; his grandchildren, James, Kathryn and George Duryea, Sam and Juliana Hornstein, Asher, Sophia, Antonia and Georgina McInerney; and his nieces and nephews, Joan Hornstein, Louie Hornstein, Michael Hornstein, John Hornstein, Barbara Cuva, Elaine Dallman, Eve Orcutt and Valerie Bernstein. Memorial Services were held at Temple Sherith Israel on August 3rd. Donations may be made to the Cantors' Fund at Temple Sherith Israel.
LOW, Henry S., Jr. -- January 13, 1921 to August 3, 2000. Henry S. Low Jr. went to a better place last week. He was 79 years old. Hank was a retired physical therapist, avid golfer, lover of dining out, and devoted active Cal Berkeley alumnus. The oldest of nine children, Hank was born in Shekie, China and came to the US with his parents when he was eighteen months old. The family moved up and down the west coast and lived in Los Angeles, Tacoma, Yakima, Portland, Oakland and Berkeley. Hank served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a Staff Sergeant and was awarded several medals. After the war, Hank attended UC Berkeley, then UCSF, specializing in Physical Therapy. He worked at the county hospital and in private practices in Concord and Orinda. After retiring, he traveled to Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Oregon, Palm Desert, and Florida. He loved to gather with friends and family and loved his grandchildren. He will be remembered by his wife Janette of nearly 50 years; sons Morry, Clifford, Sheldon, Jeffrey and Brian; daughter Dana; daughters-in-law Liz and Mary; son-in-law Mark; grandchildren Travis, Adam, Kevin, Andrea, Caitlin, Casey, Tyler, Sarah and Ross; and siblings Jimmy, Gloria, Jack, Al, and Eddie. Come join us as we celebrate his life in a Memorial Service on Friday, August 11, 2000 in Walnut Creek at 5:00 in the Gateway Clubhouse in Rossmoor. Bring your memories of Hank to share with others. Donations may be made in memory of Henry Low to Bear Backers, 2223 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; or to the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 553 Pilgrim Drive, Suite C, Foster City, CA, 94404. BRYANT & MOORE CHAPEL (925) 682-1100
MALANDRA, Anthony Angelo -- In San Francisco, August 7, 2000. Loving husband of the late Hazel Malandra; devoted father of Teri Nanette Curran and Anthony Michael Malandra; proud grandfather of Devin Nanette Curran and Deana Dolores Curran; also survived by many other loving relatives in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. Anthony was a long-time owner of the 101 Club in Daly City and also served with the Army Air-Corps during World War II. Age 79 years. Visitation will begin Thursday at 5pm and will be followed by Funeral Services 7pm (THUR.), at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. THE BUD DUGGAN FAMILY (650)756-4500 (415)587-4500
MAREK, Lorenzo Joseph -- In Walnut Creek on August 3, 2000, at the age of 82. Survived by his wife Gladys; sons William of Walnut Creek, Tom of Langley, WA, Edward of Oak Run, CA, and Robert of Oakland; daughters Laurie Hart of Grass Valley, Beth McLaughlin of St. Augustine, FL; and step-daughter Pam Saltenberger of Sacramento; two grandchildren; and a sister, Cecilia Olsen, of Chula Vista. An Army veteran of WWII, he was the owner of Records Management Co. in Lafayette for 30 years. He was a 54-year member of the Olympic Club, and also a member of the Family Club, both in SF, and enjoyed playing handball, golf, squash backpacking, hiking and tennis. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, August 13, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane in Lafayette. His remains will be scattered at sea. Arrangements by the Neptune Society of Northern California.
MOLINARI, Helen R. -- On August 6, 2000. A native of San Francisco, aged 89. Beloved wife of Justice John B. Molinari for 65 years; loving mother of John L. Molinari (Susan) and Victoria Molinari Berezin (Stephan); adored grandmother of John G. Molinari, Lance Casazza, Lisa Logan, Francesca Casazza, and Harry Berezin, and a devoted great grandmother of five. A Vigil Service will be held 7PM Wednesday, 8/9 at HALSTED N.GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter St., S.F. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., S.F. at 10AM Thursday, 8/10. Entombment will take place following the Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA. HALSTED N.GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH Complimentary Parking
PANARETOS, Marion S. -- With her devoted family at her side, passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital, July 29, 2000. Wife of the late George A. Panaretos; beloved mother of Carol P. Kalb; mother in-law of Christopher W. Kalb; and adored grandmother of George and Christina Carey. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, she is also survived by a brother, John W. Morgan; and sister, Betty Jensen of Utah. Another sister, Ruth Michelson pre-deceased her. She was a longtime Hillsborough resident. A civic leader and philanthropist, she will be long remembered by the hundreds of lives she touched. Private burial services have been held at Skylawn Cemetery. In her honor, ''A Gathering in the Garden'' will be held at the San Mateo Arboretum in Central Park on 19 August at 2 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the San Mateo Arboretum Society, 101 Ninth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401.
PARRISH, Elizabeth Morey -- In Moraga, August 7, 2000. Born July 17, 1906 in Oakland, CA; age 94. A long time resident of Oakland, she had lived in Moraga for the past year. Wife of the late Alan Parrish. Survived by two daughters Elizabeth Williams and Holly Eliot, both of Orinda, CA and son Edwin Parrish of Kennsington, Maryland; ten grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Attended UC Berkeley. She loved gardening. Private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be sent to VNA Hospice of No. CA, 1900 Powell St, Ste 1000, Emeryville, CA 94608 or Save Mt. Diablo, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.
PHILIPPEOS, Diane Dimitry -- Born July 28th, 1935 in Berlin, Germany. Passed away in her sleep at home in the early morning hours of July 22nd, 2000. She is survived by her sons Christopher, Thomas, Steven and Peter, all of San Francisco. Also survived by numerous family members and friends throughout Germany and abroad. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 12th at Christ Church Lutheran, located at 20th Ave. & Quintara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.
RENNER, Frank F. -- Peacefully on August 7, 2000. Age 90. Loving father of Marie (Guido) Guinasso, Yolanda (Robert) Maffei & Carl (Charline) Renner; beloved grandfather of Donna (Barney) Colangelo, Duane (Nancy) Morin, Kevin Maffei, Dennis (Gail) Maffei, Lisa Maffei, Bridgit (Richard) Jordan & Greg (Kim) Renner; adored great grandfather of 12; cherished great great grandfather of two; dear uncle of Joy Snelling & Ken Bionda; brother-in-law of Theresa Cook. Also survived by two sisters-in-law in Switzerland & many nieces and nephews. Frank Renner was born in Goeschnen, Switzerland, 1909. He was reared in Andermatt, a small village in the Alps above Goeschnen. Frank came to America in 1929 in pursuit of work and due to his adventuresome spirit. He became an active member of various Swiss clubs, including Singing Society, Gruetli-Verein and Swiss Bowling Club. He held offices in all, several times serving as president. He especially enjoyed his friends in the bowling club. He was an active bowler into his early 90's and made friendships that lasted over 50 years. His love of his family, both in America and Switzerland, his quiet humble attitude and ability to adapt and change his life is a tribute to him and an example for others. Friends may visit Thursday from 8:00AM to 10:00AM and are invited to attend the Funeral Service also on Thursday at 10:00AM at the chapels of VALENTE MARINI PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., SF. thence to Corpus Christi Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30AM. Committal to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to your favorite charity preferred. 415-333-0161
SALERNO, Frank J. -- In Park Ridge, IL on August 6, 2000. Co-Owner of Rosario D. Salerno's Sons Funeral Homes. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Bozek); devoted father of Marie and Francine Salerno; dear brother of the late Ralph J., Joseph R. (late Ella), Anthony G.(Mary), Dr. Marie G., Rosario D. (Esther), George W. (Rose), and Philip P. Salerno; fond brother-in-law of Eleanor (late Jerry), Ann (late Tony) Domino, Theresa (Louis) Solimini; dear uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also a member of Italian Chanber of Commerce, Past President Fraternal Order of Eagles, Calabresi in America, order Sons of Italy Chesrow Lodge, Woodmen of the World, and the San Fili Club. Funeral is Saturday 8-12-00, 9:30a.m. at SALERNO'S GALEWOOD CHAPELS, 1857 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL to St. Giles Church. Mass 10:30a.m. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation is on Thursday and Friday from 3-9p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930 appreciated. For info: (773) 889-1700.