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of Engineering for leadership in the development of nuclear power, contributions to the creation of the field of risk analysis, and leadership in electric power R&D as the founding president of EPRI (2006).

Chauncey was a vigorous and dedicated outdoorsman. He swam regularly in the pool at his home. He hiked and backpacked throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains, including a moonlight ascent of Mt. Whitney and crossing of the Palisades Glacier. He skied avidly in both California and the Alps, dissuaded only at last by a second broken leg. Following the move from UCLA to EPRI, Chauncey and Doris switched from season tickets to UCLA’s men’s basketball games to the Stanford women’s team, and both agreed that they enjoyed the women’s games more.

When he passed away, Chauncey was survived by his wife of 69 years, Doris Starr (of Atherton, California); two children, Ariel Wooley (of Los Altos) and Ross Starr (of San Diego); and five grandchildren.

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