Nov. 29, 2021 – L. Arnold Abrott, former president of Kaiser Sand & Gravel, Pleasenton, Calif., died at the age of 105, according to the Pleasanton Weekly. Abrott first worked for several years as an engineer with Kaiser Sand & Gravel until being commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He would later attain the rank of lieutenant commander. After his military service, Abrott returned to Kaiser Sand & Gravel in Pleasanton and continued in the industry in the Tri-Valley during a professional career that ended with him holding the position of president and general manager of the Kaiser operation. Abrott sat for nine years on the board of directors for the Valley Memorial Hospital in Livermore, Calif. – which was built on former gravel pit property donated by Kaiser Sand & Gravel. The company also contributed the land that became Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton. Abrott is survived by his sons Arnold (Gloria) and Timothy (Kimberly), four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family held a private graveside memorial.