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posted December 02, 1998


Doris Hickey

Doris Hickey, a personnel assistant in University Relation's Human Resources and Business Operations and Services, died Nov. 18.

Co-workers remember Hickey's positive attitude and warm and friendly personality as infectious. In the brief time she worked in University Relations, she earned the admiration and respect of those with whom she came in contact.

"Doris went far beyond being unfailingly helpful to everyone in the office," said one coworker. "She had a wonderful, unfailingly positive attitude, sincere kindness and gentle sense of humor that brightened the lives of, and inspired, everyone whose lives touched hers even briefly."

Hickey is survived by her daughter, Glynis Hickey, manager of information systems at University Relations, her four other children and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Nov. 23 at the Methodist church in Delano, her hometown.

Donations in Hickey's memory may be made to the Maybeck Foundation, which is currently involved in a renovation of the Maybeck church on Dwight Way. Donations may be sent c/o Harriet Kuroiwa, Human Resources, University Relations, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94720-4200.


David L. Judd

Theoretical physicist David Lockhart Judd, long involved in the effort to develop commercial fusion power, died from a heart attack Nov. 23 at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. He was 75.

A senior lecturer in the physics department, Judd was former head of the physics division and a former associate director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Until his passing, Judd was actively engaged in research to develop fusion power for electrical generation, and in teaching and guiding undergraduate and graduate physics students.

In 1976 he co-chaired the first U.S. workshop on producing commercial electric power by way of heavy ion fusion -- that is, inertial fusion ignited by heavy ion beams. Since then he has worked continuously in the heavy-ion fusion accelerator research group in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division at Berkeley Lab.

During his long and distinguished career Judd received many awards and honors. He was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and received an honorary doctorate of science from Whitman College.

Born in Chehalis, Wash., in 1923, Judd graduated summa cum laude from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1943. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46 at Los Alamos, N.M., where he worked on the Manhattan Project. After the war he attended the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1950 with a PhD in theoretical physics and mathematics.

In 1951 Judd was invited by Ernest O. Lawrence to join his laboratory in Berkeley, and in 1953 he also became a member of the physics department. At the Lawrence National Laboratory he headed the physics division for seven years, was associate director of the lab for three years, and has been a senior research physicist since 1970.

Judd is survived by his wife, Martha Leah Brown Judd, whom he met at Los Alamos during World War II; his two sons Bruce and Ralph; and grandsons Ian and Jesse.

A celebration of his life was held at the Faculty Club Nov. 30. Memorial contributions may be made to the David L. Judd Memorial Fund in Physics, attn: D. Estropia, UC Berkeley Foundation, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200, or to the charity of the donor's choice.


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