Memorial Services for Donald Liska include a Military Service at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 at Santa Fe National Cemetery followed by an Open House Memorial 1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Liska’s home.
Liska, 85, died Dec. 26, 2014 at home after a brief illness. His wife of 59 years, Alice, was by his side.
Liska was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisc. Following college and several years working elswhere, he took a staff position at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1966. He became a well-respected multifaceted engineer designing and building particle accelerators. His career led him to sabbaticals at Rutherford Laboratory in England and Cern in Geneva Switzerland.
Don retired in 1993 after 27 years of service. He once said, “When we think back on our lives, it’s the exciting trips and outdoor adventures that stand out. Not the many days in the office.”