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OBITUARY: Simon A. Bergauer Feb. 20, 1917–July 20, 2014

on July 23, 2014 - 6:41am

SIMON A. BERGAUER Feb. 20, 1917–July 20, 2014

Simon “Sy” A. Bergauer entered into his well deserved rest on July 20, 2014 at the age of 97.

Sy was born February 20, 1917 to Simon and Katherine Bergauer in St. Louis, Mo. Growing up he enjoyed baseball, fishing and just being outdoors with his brother, sister and friends. 

Sy was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Edward Bergauer, a sister, Emma Bergauer, a nephew in law, Rod Slocum, a grandchild Rodney Bergauer and a grandnephew, Ricky Wells.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Olive Mae Bergauer, son Timothy and wife Rhea,


OBITUARY: Gilda Kave May 28, 1946 – July 14, 2014

on July 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

GILDA MARGARET KAVE May 28, 1946 – July 14, 2014

Gilda Kave of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the age of 68.. She was born in Paterson, N.J. May 28, 1946,  She was a longtime resident of Allentown/Bethlehem Pa. and moved to Los Alamos in 1979. She was a nurse at Los Alamos Medical Center for more than 20 years and most recently was a nurse at Aspen Ridge. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Regina Verzino (Noti) and her father, William John Verzino.


OBITUARY: Arthur Sumner Nichols Jr. – April 14, 2014

on July 14, 2014 - 1:42pm


Arthur Sumner Nichols Jr., 85, died April 14, 2014 of natural causes following a long illness.

Art, a longtime resident of Los Alamos was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Mary and his sister Patricia Nagel. He is survived by his children: Mary K. Nolte; Arthur S. Nichols; Patricia Ricci; Joe Nichols; and Jane Nichols. Grandchildren: Meaghan Nolte, Alexandra Nichols, Spencer Nichols, Kirk Rohrig, David Ricci, Sarah Nichols and Matthew Nichols and his sister Claire Howard of Mashpee, Mass.

Art was a teacher at Los Alamos High School in the


OBITUARY: Edward R. Shunk May 22, 1933 – July 10, 2014

on July 14, 2014 - 10:41am
EDWARD R. SHUNK May 22, 1933 – July 10, 2014
After a brief illness, long time New Mexico resident, Edward "Ed" Shunk, stepped across, embraced into God's peace and radiance, surrounded by his family. Born in Livingston, Mont., Ed obtained a degree in Engineering Physics from Montana State University.
While working for RCA in Philadelphia, he off-handedly answered an ad in a physics journal culling for a mysterious place called Los Alamos. Thus, the newly minted physicist entered into the vast realms of Cold War Nuclear Physics.
He began his 44 year Los Alamos career with converting standard

OBITUARY: David W. Steinhaus July 29, 1919 – July 9, 2014

on July 11, 2014 - 8:43am

DAVID W. STEINHAUS July 29, 1919 – July 9, 2014

David W. Steinhaus, 94, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2014. David was born in Neillsville, Wis., July 29, 1919.

His service in the army began in 1945. David's military decorations included a Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Army Commendation Ribbon, and World War II Victory Ribbon. He was married to his loving wife, Jean, on January 1, 1949, in Hancock, Md. David earned a PhD in Physics at Johns Hopkins University in 1952.

Dave's career included working at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a



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