Vernon Duvall, d Feb. 20, 2021

I received this today, from Julie Catalano, Sr. Executive Assistant, President’s Office at Diablo Valley College, and am sending it on to you.

We are sad to report that Vernon Duvall, retired chemistry instructor, passed away on February 20, 2021 at the age of 81. Vern was hired in 1966 and retired in 1998.

Manuel Gonzales wrote the following about his colleague:

April 28, 2021

Vern and I were colleagues at Diablo Valley College for over thirty years. Vern was a big man with big ideas. In another era he would have built empires. He loved to work with his hands but possessed great intellectual curiosity and knowledge, befitting of a teacher’s son. He was especially intrigued with the history of the American West. At heart he was a mountain man. He was a great husband and father. He will be greatly missed.

Nancy D. Zink

DVCRA Liaison