Albert Edward Sherwood, age 86, passed away unexpectedly following a stroke Friday May 5th, 2017 in Alamo, California. Al was born September 19th, 1930 to Albert Leroy and Elsie Augusta (Kurtz) Sherwood in New Haven, Connecticut. Al is survived by his loving wife Judy, 2 step daughters Robin Everett of San Francisco, California and Laurie Hawkins of San Jose, California, 2 sons from a prior marriage, Jeff and Tom Sherwood of San Francisco, a brother Stephen (Emily) Sherwood of Portage, Michigan and their daughter Jessica (Kinya) Sherwood Noguchi of Jackson Heights, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his nephew Quentin Sherwood. Al graduated from Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California (Berkeley). Al served for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force as a B-36 gunnery engineer and taught at the University of Maryland for a year before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1965. He spent most of the rest of his career as a staff scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on various projects including Operation Plowshare, a program for the development of techniques to use underground nuclear explosions for peaceful non-military purposes. Al and Judy traveled extensively throughout their 33 years of marriage and enjoyed explorations as far afield as Tonga and the Great Wall of China. Al was a great conversationalist, had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed motorcycles and sports cars. He drove his Porsche up until the day he died. A private family gathering to honor his memory will be held at his home in Alamo, California. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Nature Conservancy or the Michigan Humane Society.