In Memoriam

This page has been created so that BNL family, friends and colleagues may send their memories of life experiences, contributions, and achievements of BNL retirees or employees who have recently passed. Each submitted obituary will be briefly summarized in the next issue of BREA News, along with a link to this page, where the full submission will be found.

Retirees and current employees are welcome to submit obituaries, which may be their original writing or a piece published in a newspaper or other media. Please e-mail articles, photos and/or internet links to be published to msrowe.hi@gmail.com, with “Obituary” in the subject. If you are unfamiliar with e-mail and need assistance, contact BREA News Editor Mona Rowe, 808.638.1966; she will be happy to help you.

All information about the individuals on BREA’s BNL Obituary page is supplied by BNL retirees and employees. Brookhaven National Laboratory and its staff assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the given information.

Adams, Elinor Betty (1942-2015) ~ Long Island Advance and Easthampton Star, June 23, 2015

Aikman, Robert A., 79, March 2, 2011 ~Family

Anderson, Robert Christian, 101, January 9, 2019 ~ The Vermont Journal

Anschutz, Townsend (1945-2014) ~ Brookhaven This Week, June 28, 2014

Apelskog, Maria, 60, October 5, 2017

Arnesen, Hank, 82, October 17, 2022

Allen, Richard, 85, January 20, 2023 ~ The Southhampton Press

Amunden, Christopher, 42, October 18, 2019 ~ Brookhaven This Week

Atkins, Harold L. (1926-2015) ~ Newsday, May 1, 2015

Auerbach, Elliot (1932-2015) ~ The New York Times, December 23, 2015

Austin Jr., Worth “Pete” (1938-2017) ~ LI Advance, March 8, 2017

Avant, Harold, 84, May 10, 2017 ~ Brookhaven Bulletin

Baldwin, Michael, 75, September 20, 2023

Bamberger, Joseph, A., 94, January 20, 2022 ~ Family

Baillargeon Jr., Roland, 79, March 23, 2023

Batchelor, Kenneth, 86, April 7, 2018  ~ Family

Baltz, Anthony, 81, December 21, 2023 ~ Family

Barancik, Jerome (1937-2014) ~ BREA News, June 23, 2014

Barry, John J. (1949-2015) ~ South Shore Press, May 27, 2015

Benjamin, John Allen, 81, November 3, 2019

Bertsche, Al, 83, November 20, 2017

Biancarosa, James, 53, June 12, 2022 ~ Family, Science Thursday – Aug. 2021

Bornstein, William (1925-2015) ~ Bryant Funeral Home, November 30, 2015

Boruch, John, 99, March 6, 2019 ~ Family

Bozoki, George, 93, November 16, 2023 ~ Family

Briones, Louis, May 2009

Brodowski, John, November 1, 2023 ~ Family

Brown, Bob, 94, September 26, 2020 ~ Family

Brown, Donald Paul, 92, November 7, 2022 ~ Family

Brown, Ralph L. (1948-2015) ~ The Bulletin, September 19, 2015

Brown, Ralph, 93, December 28, 2022

Brynda, William J., 83, December 5, 2019 ~ Family

Bunselmeyer, Jean (1941-2014) ~ BREA News, June 23, 2014

Borg, Donald (1926-2014) ~ BREA News, April 15, 2014

Carollo, Patricia, 71, February 23, 2018

Cardarelli, Michael, 87, April 11, 2020, ~Family

Carlsen, Susan T., 73, June 27, 2023

Castillo, Vincent J. (1941-2014) ~ South Shore PressBrookhaven This Week, November 3, 2014

Chimienti, Len, 84, February 2, 2019

Chrien, Robert Edward (1930-2016) ~ The Long Island Advance, October 7, 2016

Christianson, Carl A. (1924-2015) ~ Riverhead News Review, December 31, 2015

Christianson, Marjorie, 99, January 20, 2023

Merker-Christie, Ruthie, 74, March 29, 2021 ~ Family

Clancy, Michael (1940-2014) ~ South Shore Press, July 20, 2014

Coccorese, John J., 55, September 15, 2011

Colombo, Peter (1924-2016)

Colsmann, Paul (1922-2013) ~ The Dominion Post, May 30, 2013

Comstock, David A. (1941-2015) ~ South Shore Press, August 29, 2015

Como, Andrew, 78, August 26, 2019

Conforte, Matthew, 87, April 22, 2018

Connelly, John R., 88, May 11, 2017

Connell, Helen, 94, May 21, 2022

Corliss, Lester, 96, May 28, 2015

Courant, Ernest David, 100, April 21, 2020 ~ FamilyBrookhaven National Laboratory

Cowgirl, Melvyn, 86, December 21, 2022

Culwick, B. Bryan, 88, February 7, 2020

Czajkowski, Carl (1948-2014) ~ The Suffolk Times, October 14, 2014

D’Angio, Robert, Jr., 74, November 27, 2018 ~ Family

Dahn, Eleanor Carman, 88, June 12, 2019 ~ Family

Daly, Alyce (1932-2016) ~ Newsday, August 27, 2016

Danby, Gordon T. (1929-2016) ~ The New York Times and Newsday, August 2, 2016

David, Donald (Don) (1930-2017) ~ Family, March 19, 2017

David, Regina (1931-2016), ~ LI Advance, September 7, 2016

Davis, Donald, 96, June 11, 2019, ~Family

Dell, George F (Fritz), 88, May 5, 2020 ~ Long Island Advance

Diem, Richard, 73, April 22, 2020 ~ Riverhead News Review

Dienes, George Julian “Jay” (1918-2014) ~ Family, December 4, 2014

Dillingham, Robert W., 101, December 7, 2018 ~ Family

Dioguardo, John (1922-2013) ~ Family, August 16, 2013

Dioszegi, Istvan, 64, September, 29, 2018 ~ Family

Dowling, Donna M., 65, October 11, 2018 ~ Family

Doulos, Richard, 69, September 27, 2015 ~ Family

Economos, Constantino (Connie), 90, November 9, 2020 ~ Brooklyn Tech Alumni

Edwards, Paul G., 86, October 27, 2017

Euler, Harold R. (1921-2010) ~ Family, March 15, 2010

Fajer, Jack, 85, October 25, 2021

Fenton, James (1924-2014) ~ Family & Tampa Bay Times, May 3, 2014

Fitch, Val (1924-2015) ~ Brookhaven This Week, February 5, 2015

Forsyth, Eric, 91, August 22, 2023 ~ Family, Yacht Fiona, Long Island Authors Group, Long Island Advance

Fort, Ann (1934-2016) ~ Martin Funeral Home, March 3, 2016

Forman, Leon, 79, October 20, 1018 ~ Family

Fox, Bernadette, 91, December 14, 2022 ~ Family

Garber, Donald (Don) I. (1936-2016) ~ Civic Sentinel, March 12, 2016

Garber, Meyer, 89, December 14, 2017  ~ Family

Gassner, Harold, 83, June 15, 2023

Geib, Robert (1954-2014) ~ Brookhaven This Week, May 28, 2014

Genoino, Gabriel (1951-2014) ~  Brookhaven This Week, July 9, 2014

Gianopoulos, Robin R. (1929-2014) ~ Canine Chronicle and Dan’s Papers, December 11, 2014

Gillespie, Norma Gertrude (1922-2017)

Gottschalk, Robert (1935-2015) ~ South Shore Press, January 31, 2015

Greenberg, Dennis, 81, September 27, 2020

Gremillion, Arthur Jr., 77, January 26, 2022 ~ Family

Grignon, Ann, 91, March 14, 2019 ~ Family

Guiffree, Joe, 57, April 10, 2004 ~ The Bulletin

Hahn, Richard, 88, January 31, 2022 ~ Family

Harbottle, Garman (1923-2016) Garman Harbottle Named Senior Scientist Emeritus

Hastings, Julius (1920-2117) ~ FamilyBrookhaven This Week, March 30, 2017

Haufman, Jacob L. (1932-2010) ~ BREA News, July 27, 2010

Hendrie, Joseph, 98, December 26, 2023 ~ Family, New York Times, American Nuclear Society

Heinrichs, John C., 76, January 25, 2019

Heinrich, Mary Lynn (Micki), 73, November 5, 2022 ~ Family

Hempfling, William, 72, April 29, 2019

Higgins, James, 77, January 9, 2024 ~ Family

Hoblit, Sam (1958-2015) ~ Brookhaven This Week, March, 16, 2015

Hobson, Woodrow W. (1921-2016) ~ Riverhead Local, June 14, 2016

Horton, Peter D., 76, August 10, 2019

Hughes, Eleanor, 78, September 12, 2018

Iuliano, James, 89, September, 23, 2022, ~Family

Isaacs, Hugh (1936-2016)

Ivero, Dorothy Elizabeth (Betty), 93, January 11, 2023 ~ Family

Jellett, Elizabeth, 86, January 22, 2017 ~ Family,

Jochen, Ernest, 84, February 19, 2017

Jones, Joseph “Howard” (1937-2014) ~ Long Island Advance, June 23, 2014

Jones, Keith W, 88, July 28, 2017 ~ Brookhaven National Laboratory

Kahana, Sidney, 88, October 8, 2021

Kane, Walter, 91, April 29, 2018 ~ Family

Kapfer, Henry J. (1925-2012) ~ BREA News, June 1, 2012

Kaszuba, Robert, 74, January 25, 2018

Kato, Walter (1924-2014) ~ The Wellesley Townsman, November 29, 2014

Kehl, Robert C. 87, February 20, 2019 ~ Family

Keohane, John, 92, August 13, 2015 ~ Family

Kelley, Mary Anne (1934-2014) ~ Long Island Advance, July 21, 2014

Kistner, Ottmar Casper, 89, November 25, 2019 ~ Family

Klamut, Carl J. (1926-2014) ~ BREA News, December 27, 2014

Koehler, John T. (1922-2015) ~ Family, Newsday, December 1, 2015

Kraner, Wilson Hobert, 83, January 18, 2018  ~ Long Island Advance,

Krinsky, Samuel (1945-2014) ~ Times Beacon RecordBrookhaven This Week, April 26, 2014

Kuczynski, Anna, 95, July 4, 2019 ~Family

Kukacka, Lawrence, E.,91, January 14, 2023

Kunnman, Walter, 86, September 12, 2020

Lamb, Collos, 74, December 27, 2020 ~ Family

Langdon, Franklin, 85, November 22, 2017 ~ Long Island Advance

Latham, Henry G. (1925-2014) ~ Long Island Advance, November 25, 2014

Laurie, John (Jack) B. (1936-2016) ~ O.B. Davis Funeral Home, February 17, 2016

Lawrence, Leslie “Big L,” 84, July 11, 2020 ~Long Island AdvanceBREA Obit

Ledbetter, Myron C., (1923-2016) ~ Newsday, June 1, 2016

Leitgeb, Edward (1928-2016) ~ The Long Island Advance, April 30, 2016

Levine, Melvin (1925-2014) ~ Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 4, 2014

LeFevre, Marian Ellison (Willis), 96, January 14, 2020 ~ Family

Lombardi, Robert James (1961-2015) ~ August 2, 2015

Lotto, Harvey, 89, December 19, 2022

Ludewig, Hans (1939-2013) ~ Brookhaven This Week, October 29, 2013

Lynn, Kelvin Gideon, 71, January 2, 2020 ~ FamilyWashington State Universary

Marron, Jim, 72, December 28, 2021 ~ From Memorial Zoom; Family

Manowitz, Bernard, 95, January 5, 2018 ~ Family,

McChesney, Harvey, 98, July 8, 2017

McDowall, Ralph “Mickey,” 87, March 21, 2023

McKeown, Marilyn, 95, April 2, 2021 ~ FamilyThen and Now: Early Days at BNL (See Page 3)

Mead, Joseph William, Jr, 85, April 15, 2019 ~ Family

Megna, James, 84, August 27, 2022 ~ Family

Meier, Robert E, 84 ~ July 28, 2017

Meinhold, Charles, 83, November 3, 2017 ~  Long Island Advance,

Meyerhoefer, George, 87 ~ February 25, 2017

Miezianka, Edward S., 87, December 18, 2018

Miglionico, Gary (1959-2014) ~ Brookhaven This Week, October 11, 2014

Miller, Geraldine Callister, 90, March 3, 2021 ~ Long Island Advance

Minn, Alfred, 75, May 19, 2020

Morgan, Gerry, 96, May 5, 2023

Monaghan, Robert L., 89, May 27, 2022 ~ Family

Moskowitz, Paul, 73, January 29, 2023 ~ Newsday

Mulderig, Ronald, 79, December 18, 2022

Munhofen, N. Blair (1920-2016) ~ Long Island Advance, February 14, 2016

Netusil, Noelwah (1932-2014) ~ Newsday, December 27, 2014

Newman, Leonard, 91, March 2022

Nielson, Charles (1942-2016) ~ Meet Charlie Nielson

Norton, Elinor, 92, November 6, 2021 ~ Family

Okula, Richard, 87, June 28, 2022 ~ Family

O’Leary, Vincent R. (1928-2015) ~ Bryant Funeral Home, December 4, 2015

Olness, John W. (1929-2015) ~ Family, February 15, 2015

Olson, Howard D. (1921-2016)

Onsrud, David C, 87, February 23, 2018

Ozaki, Satoshi, 88, July 22, 2017 ~ BNL Press releaseNewsday,

Palumbo, Michael (1948-2014) ~ Family, January 30, 2014

Paquette, Grace M. (1923-2015) ~ Newsday, March 2, 2015

Passell, Laurence (Larry), 96, December 17, 2021 ~ Family

Pate, Howard R. 93, April 22, 2017

Paul, Peter (1932-2017) ~ Times Beacon Record, March 11, 2017

Peterson, Bernice (1923-2013) ~ Newsday, November 21, 2013

Penney, John A., 99, December 27, 2021 ~ Family

Pfeiffer, Vannett Donald (1935-2015) ~ Long Island Advance, March 12, 2015

Phillips Sr., Jack E. (1922-2016) ~ 27East.com, October 14, 2016

Phillips, Leigh, 92, May 15, 2020 ~ Family

Philip, Mary Fuller, 89, August 11, 2020 ~ Family

Pittinger, Clarence, 81, June 12, 2019

Prach, Thomas Frank, 88, January 30, 2020 ~ Family

Price, Glenn A., 96, February 12, 2019 ~ Family

Preses, Jack, 73, April 8, 2021

Podlaski, Norma (1925-2016)

Pontieri, James A. (1930-2015) ~ Long Island Advance, November 11, 2015

Powell, James, 86, May 27, 2019

Pozzoli, Paula, 63, November 19, 2023 ~ Family

Rabinowitz, George, 86, February 1, 2018

Racaniello, Vincent Patrick, 92, February 19, 2019 ~ Newsday

Rahm, David (1927-2016) ~ David Rahm’s Retirement Celebration

Raka, Eugene C. July 26, 2019 ~ Family

Ramirez, Jean, 61, February 12, 2021 ~ Family

Smith-Ramundo, Frances, 72, May 16, 2023 ~ Family

Rankowitz, Seymour, 94, November 25, 2019

Ratzke, Horst, 85, April 3, 2019

Ratzke, Pete M, 61, May 29, 2023, ~ Family

Raphael, Alan T., 60, November 20, 2011 ~ Family

Reily, James J., 92, December 6, 2020

Repeta, Louis E. (1931-2014) ~ Family, November 14, 2014

Robbins, Donald Jay, 80, April 14, 2020

Rundlett, George “Buzz” (1940 -2014) ~ Family, April 25, 2014

Russell, Jerome “Jerry” (1927-2015) ~ Family, May 3, 2015

Ryder, Richard, 80, December 21, 2022

Sakitt, Mark, 82, August 11, 2020 ~ New York Times

Saunders, Milton Robert (1933-2014) ~ BREA News, October 9, 2014

Savino, Joseph (1930-2017) ~ LI Advance, April 2, 2017

Salvati, Anita, 83, February 26, 2022 ~ Family

Saurino Carole, 81, May 17, 2020

Seubert, Elizabeth, 79, June 12, 2022 ~ Family and Friends

Scholtz, Arthur E., 87, January 21, 2022 ~ Friends

Schuster, Milford (Mel) H. (1933-2015) ~ Family, November 5, 2015

Schwarz, Harold, 89, February 7, 2018 ~  LI Advance

Schwender, George E.  (1922-2015) ~ Family, December 8, 2015

Scott, William (Bill) Alexander (1930-2015) ~ Long Island Advance, September 8, 2015

Seelin, Andrew, 58, February 13, 2017  ~ Brookhaven This Week,

Setlow, Richard “Dick” (1921-2015) ~ Brookhaven This Week & Newsday, April 6, 2015

Sherwood, Bonnie Elizabeth (1947-2015) ~ Ruland Funeral Home, June 29, 2015

Sillas, Janet (1931-2015) ~ Community Journal & Brookhaven Bulletin, February 26, 2015

Skelton, Richard, 86, May 5, 2019

Smith, Mary (Semerjian), 97, December 6, 2019 ~ Newsday, December 8, 2019

Smith, Sharon, 74, August 20, 2020 ~ Family

Sneed, Robert E. (1935-2014) ~ The Mexia News, October 24, 2014

Sondericker, Dale Armstrong, 85, March 6, 2022

Sondericker, John “Jack” Herbert, 90, December 15, 2022

Sparrow, Rhoda (1916-2017) ~ New York Times & BREA News: Happy Birthday to Rhoda, 100 Years Young!

Spencer, Robert W. 96, September 23, 2017 ~ Family,

Spiro, Julius (1921-2015) ~ Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Home, August 25, 2015

Stafford, Harriet, 90, January 3, 2022

Stampf, David (1951-2014) ~ Brookhaven This Week, October 12, 2014

Stauber, Robert, 64, June 7, 2003 ~ The Bulletin

Stemm, Henry P. (1930-2015) ~ South Shore Press, February 3, 2015

Strier, Frederick J. (1917-2014) ~ Newsday & Long Island Advance, September 16, 2014

Strongin, Myron (1936-2013) ~ Jan/Feb BREA NewsletterPeter D. Johnson, October 8, 2013

Strongson, Morris, 77, April 16, 2020 ~ Family and Friends

Swinson-Cruz, Christina, 39, Dec. 12, 2018 ~ Brookhaven This Week

Sutin, Norman, 93, January 31, 2022 ~ Family, The New York Times

Taylor, William F., 88, February 2, 2022 ~ Family

Terwilliger, Robert C, 88, April 20, 2017

Thiede, Jeanette, 95, January 14, 2022 ~ Family

Thieberger, Peter, 86, August 20, 2022 ~ Long Island Advance

Thorn, Michael, 63, August 16, 2019 ~ Family and Friends

Tichler, Joyce, 83, December 5, 2022 ~ Family

Tichler, Paul Robert (“Bob”), 90, June 3, 2022 ~ Family and Friends

Toler, Lawrence “Larry” (1937-2015) ~ Riverhead News-Review, May 10, 2015

Tooker, Doris E. “Dorry” (1927-2015) ~ BREA News, January 11, 2015

Torre, Anthony P. (1918-2016) ~ South Shore Press, April 16, 2016

Tuttle, Donald “Tim” R. (1921-2014) ~ South Shore Press, October 11, 2014

Tuttle, William A. (1919-2010) ~ BREA News, November 6, 2010

Valli, E. Paul, 79, July 9, 2022

Velasco, Albert (1929-2014) ~ Family, December 25, 2014

Wagner, Ronald (1928-2013) ~ Newsday, June 19, 2013

Walcott, Lee McLloyd, Sr.,70, February 2, 2021

Ward, William, 73, September 24, 2020 ~ Bulletin

Weinstock, Eugene V. (1927-2014) ~ The New York Times, October 8, 2014

Weirshousky, Walter, 83, December 23, 2022

Weltz, Josephine, 91, November 5, 2022

Wesson, Abass, 75, April 29, 2019 ~ Family

Weston Jr, Ralph Emerson, 94, April 22, 2018 ~ New York Times

Whitehead, Janet, 82, November 8, 2018 ~ Long Island Advance

Wilkins, Jr, Russell, 62, March, 21, 2022, ~Family

Xu, Jun (Jason/Gene), December 2018 ~ Family GoFundMe/Obit

Zguris, Michael, 85, November 26, 2022

In Memoriam/The Bulletin