Haskell Sheinberg

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Sheinberg, Haskell

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 National 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.

He and his wife encouraged their sons in their music, tennis, debate, and cross country activities. Haskell supported his wife in her passionate interest in and study of Spanish, and in her tutelage of Spanish grammar to both adults and students. He was an eager and respected mentor and enjoyed passing on his knowledge. Haskell was creative and was the inventor or co-inventor of 26 domestic and foreign patents, all assigned to the Atomic Energy Comission or Department of Energy.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 4, 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens, 417 Rodeo Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Beatrice Sheinberg Music Scholarship Fund at Santa Fe Community Foundation or .

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Published in Albuquerque Journal from June 2 to June 4, 2017