Obituaries archive

Patricia Buffler, renowned childhood cancer researcher, dies at 75

September 30, 2013:

Patricia Buffler, an internationally esteemed researcher known for her work on some of the world’s largest studies in childhood leukemia and environmental health, and a former dean at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, died of a stroke Thursday evening, Sept. 26. She was 75.

Gareth Thomas, electron microscopy expert and materials scientist, dies at 81

Gareth Thomas, electron microscopy expert and materials scientist, dies at 81 February 19, 2014:

Gareth Thomas, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of materials science and engineering and founder of Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy, died Friday, Feb. 7, at the age of 81. Thomas was a leader in the application of atomic resolution to the field of materials science. He applied this to his pioneering work developing dual-phase, corrosion-resistant steel.

William Jolly, inorganic and photographic chemist, dies at 86

William Jolly, inorganic and photographic chemist, dies at 86 February 11, 2014:

William Jolly, emeritus professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, whose work helped facilitate the renaissance of inorganic chemistry in the United States during the middle of the 20th century, died of heart failure on Jan. 10, 2014, at Kaiser Medical Center in Richmond. He was 86.

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83 January 7, 2014:

From studying inequality in India and debunking a hoax about indigenous people to calling for “human interest anthropology,” Gerald Berreman left his mark. He died in December at the age of 83.