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Computing Sciences Administrator Tara White Passes Away

tara-whiteMemorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, for Tara White, an administrator who supported two lab directors among other leaders. She died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 31. For the past three years, White served as administrator for Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences. During two prior stints in the Lab Directorate, she supported Lab Directors Chuck Shank and Steven Chu, Deputy Director Horst Simon and former Chief of Staff Pat Oddone. In announcing her death, Yelick wrote, “She was a phenomenal personal assistant — intelligent, sophisticated and hardworking, with the ability to solve complex problems and make executive decisions. She was an integral member of the Computing Sciences management team, and will be sorely missed.”

The memorial service will have a quiet hour beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 7, with the service starting at 1 p.m. Both services will be held at Word Assembly, 2333 Harrison St. Oakland.


  1. I am so saddened by this news. Tara was a beautiful person and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones. There are no words that express.