Walnut Creek Death Notices

Some of the people with ties to Walnut Creek who have passed away recently

David Alterman, a resident of Walnut Creek, was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Alterman died on Jan. 10 at the age of 98.

Sidney D. Lyons, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born and raised in Detroit. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He earned an architecture degree from the University of Michigan. He and his wife moved to the Bay Area in 1952. They lived in Kensington, Lafayette and then Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. Lyons owned an architectural firm that designed the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Walnut Creek as well as schools, libraries, homes and offices. Lyons died on Jan. 10 at the age of 91.

Charles Milo Root, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He graduated from Boalt Hall Law School at U.C. Berkeley. He worked for the state of California for more than 30 years, primarily on the legal staff of the Employment Development Department. He retired in 1980 and moved with his wife to Rossmoor. He was a member of the ACLU, the NAACP and Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek. Root died Jan. 19 at the age of 92.

Charles Stewart, a resident of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, was born in California. He served aboard the tanker J.C. Fitzsimmons out of Richmond during World War II. A long-time resident of San Francisco, Stewart worked as an engineer for Golden State, then at Foremost Dairy. He had a long career working for the city of San Francisco, retiring in 1982. Stewart died on Dec. 18 at the age of 93.


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