EUGENE G. SZKLARZ SR. March 12, 1922 − Nov. 1, 2021
Eugene G. Szklarz (Gene), age 99, passed away in early November of this year at his home in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by his family.
Gene was the fourth child of the late Joseph K. and Sophie (Bojan) of Buffalo, NY. Gene was born in early March of 1922 in Tonawanda, NY. Gene was a WWII veteran, who came to Los Alamos, NM to continue his work on the Manhattan Project, having previously worked on the project in Buffalo for Linde Air for a number of years.
Gene got his B.S. in chemistry in 1943 from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, his M.S. in chemistry from the University of Houston in TX and lacked completing his dissertation for his PHD from Rice University in TX.
Gene worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 40 years, retiring in the mid 1980’s.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lina; his sister, Augustine; his brothers, Matthew, Fred and Norbert.
Gene is survived by his brother, Julius; his sons, Greg (Anne), Joe, and David (Penne); his grandchildren, Tanya, Scott, Darcie, Nicole, and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Montgomery, Patrick, and Zoe; and great-great-granddaughters, Sophia, and Abigail.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Gene’s alma mater, Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.