Obituaries and deaths

Obituary: Lynn W. Gallagher left an indelible mark on barley, barley industry

Lynn W. Gallagher, retired project scientist and barley breeder at the University of California, Davis, died on Dec. 15, 2020. He was 77.

Gallagher was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. He earned a B.A. in political science at UC Davis with his sights set on a law career. After his graduation, he joined the peace corps where he taught primary school for two years on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, before joining an agricultural project on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Kentaro Inoue Killed in Bicycle Accident

UC Davis Plant Sciences professor Kentaro Inoue, 47, was killed in a bicycle crash on Aug. 31, 2016 on West Capitol Avenue in Sacramento. Police said Inoue and a truck were both going west -- Inoue, with a helmet on, riding in the bike lane -- when the truck turned into Inoue's path, and the bike and truck collided.