Fernando "Chuck" Bazan
Resident of Pleasanton
Fernando 'Chuck' Bazan passed away suddenly in the presence of his beloved wife Jeanne on March 18, 2014. Born in Potosi, Bolivia, he came to the United States in 1957 for undergraduate studies, earning his BS degree in chemistry from Drew University and completing graduate work in geochemistry at Columbia University in New York City. After graduate study, he worked for a 'start up' Isotopes, Inc. in New Jersey where he met his wife Jeanne in 1962. He became a US citizen and got married in 1963. They moved to California in 1965. He worked as a research chemist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 30 years and was a resident of Pleasanton, CA for 49 years. In his youth, his success in academics was complimented by his love of sports where he excelled in tennis, soccer, basketball and baseball. His skills in baseball earned him his nickname 'Chuck'. He continued to stay active throughout his life, playing tennis and coaching soccer. He was also one of the first volunteer coaches in the Ballistic United Soccer Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jeanne Marie Bazan, three children (Grant, Greg, and Guy) and eight grandchildren (Nicholas, Camryn, Isabela, Andres, Alejandro, Marcela, Joaquin and Carmen). Services will be at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St. in Pleasanton, CA. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, March 24 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM and the funeral for Tuesday, March 25 at 1:00PM.