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In Memoriam

Honoring Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows and their contributions to the institution.

Haskell Sheinberg

Haskell Sheinberg, a resident of Santa Fe, died on May 31, 2017.  He was born in 1919 to Leona and Max Sheinberg in Houston, Texas.  Beatrice Freeman Sheinberg, his wife and life and love of 53 years, died in 2000.  He was also preceded in death by his older brother Morris, his sister Evelyn Finkelstein, and his dear friend Lillian Bristol.  He is survived by his deeply loved and admired sons Michael (wife Raya) and Art (wife Colleen), his brother Ed (wife Pauline), nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by dear friends Harold and aj Melnick and Erika Sanders, all of whom he deeply loved.  Sue Ann Holmes and Lindy Mendonca, who were very loved family angels to Beatrice and Haskell for over twenty-five years, also survived them.

Haskell was the first in his family to attend and graduate college, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.  He was proud of his brief service in the Army, which after infantry posted him at Los Alamos, where his first assignment was in the plutonium group led by Art Wahl, co-discoverer of plutonium.  He subsequently worked in powder metallurgy and particulate materials, fields in which he became internationally known and respected.  He gave presentations in England, the U.S.S.R., Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the U.S.

Haskell was a Fellow of Los Alamos Laboratory, a Fellow of the American Society for Materials, International, and a Fellow of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute, International.  The 2005 dedication of the Haskell Sheinberg Conference Room in a secure area at the Lab recognizes his contributions to many diversified programs.

View a video interview with Dr. Sheinberg for the Voices of the Manhattan Project.

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