July 23, 2018 -
In Memory of Charles Richard Dickens
by Les Cottrell
UPDATE: A Celebration of Chuck’ s life will be held at St. Augustine of Canterbury church on Saturday, September 29 at 2 p.m. 1800 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin, CA with Pastor Liz Armstrong officiating. Memorial donations to Chuck’s memory can be made to the Tam Alumni Association, PO Box 992, San Ramon, CA 94583.
On July 15, Janet Dixon shared the message with friends and family that her husband Charles Richard Dickens, known as "Chuck" by people at SLAC, had passed away peacefully on July 14, 2018, at the age of 84.
"There was not any one condition that caused his death," she wrote. "It was more just a case of good living and old age."
Chuck was a first-generation American, born in Alameda, California, to parents who came from England.
He started work at SLAC with the Computation Group in 1966, before the lab's construction was completed. In 1969 he was appointed director of the SLAC Computation Center and then, upon the recommendation of a special search ...read more
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