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Obituaries

  • Richard A. Harlow

    RICHARD A. HARLOW, 57, passed away on Friday, April 17th, 2009 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  He was born April 9th, 1952 in Los Alamos, New Mexico to Ted and Helene Harlow.  He was a long-time employee of Los Alamos National Laboratories; recently employed by Harley-Davidson Motorcycles in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  He is survived by his wife, Cathy; children, Zachary, Jacob, and Alice; his mother, Helene; and his brother, Tom. 

  • Ronald D. Mollett

    Graveside service for Ronald Dwight Mollett, age 54, will be Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in Orion Cemetery with Pastor Steve Meier, minister of Gospel Light Baptist Church, officiating. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

  • Albert H. Barlich

    Albert Henning Barlich, age 76 of Los Alamos, died April 20, 2009, at home following many years of dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Albert, or Al as he was known, was born in San Francisco, California, on July 17, 1932. After receiving a backelor’s degree in Physics from Reed College and a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Oregaon, he came to work in 1956 at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (now Los Alamos National Laboratory).

  • HEBENSTREIT

    William Benton (Bill) Hebenstreit, 94, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009, after a short illness.  Bill was born on June 26, 1914, in St. Louis, MO, to William Henry and Mae (Murphy) Hebenstreit. Raised in Illinois, he attended the University of Chicago for three years until he was unable to continue due to The Depression. After working on Wall Street for Goldman Sachs for four years, he was able to return to school at the California Institute of Technology where he completed his degree in Applied Physics.

  • HARPER

    Louise J. Harper (nee Fralicx) of Dolores, Colo., passed away April 14, 2009. She was born in Lyon County, Ky., July 11, 1946, to William and Agnes Fralicx. She was preceded in death by her parents; by her brother, Sam; and sisters, Betty Gilbert and Roberta Robson.

  • PROFFEN

    Tobias Proffen was born June 29, 1967, in Munchen, Germany, and died April 2, 2009, in San Francisco, California.

    He was a jazz drummer and a dispatcher for the San Francisco Harbor Bar Pilots.

    He is survived by his mother Beate Proffen of Kuchenheim, Germany, and his brother, Thomas Proffen and wife Yvonne, with Lukas and Klara of Los Alamos.

    A service will be held at the Columbarium Garden of the United Church of Los Alamos on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Weintraub

    WEINTRAUB -- Annette Weintraub (Anna Goldberg), a long time resident of Los Alamos, 87, born on February 27, 1922, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

  • Williams

    WILLIAMS-Maxine Elmore Williams, June 12, 1924 – April 9, 2009. Maxine passed away peacefully in Albuquerque last Thursday. She is survived by her 5 children: Steve Williams, Jean Williams, Evelyn Genta, Bernice Williams and John Williams, 7 grand children, and 5 great grandchildren. Maxine is preceded in death by her husband Ray Edward (Ed) Williams after 55 years of marriage. They raised their family in Albuquerque and Los Alamos retiring to Socorro in 1987.

    Maxine’s life revolved around her family and church; she was an avid bridge player and artist.

  • Plassmann

    Eugene Adolph Plassmann died at home in Los Alamos on April 3, 2009.  He was born in the Bronx on June 7, 1921, the fourth of seven children to Julia Marie Klueppelberg and George Henry Plassmann.  He attended public schools in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1939.  One of the high points of his high school years was being a Westinghouse Scholar at the 1939 World’s Fair.  Prior to World War II he studied chemical engineering at Cooper Union College.  While there he participated in track and ran the mile in Madison Square Garden.&nbsp

  • Hults

    Frank Henry Hults born March 18, 1922 in DeQueen, Arkansas died peacefully March 17, 2009 in Ogden, Utah.  Frank and Inez moved to Los Alamos in1950 where he was employed by the Zia Company as a sheet metal worker until he retired in 1981.  After retiring Frank and Inez moved to Rio Rancho and enjoyed spending the winters in Mexico fishing and traveling.  He is survived by daughters Nancy Kennedy Wood of Las Cruces, N.M. , Beverly Kaya and husband Keith of Honolulu, HI, sons Ronald Frank Hults and wife Sherrey of Ogden, UT., and W.