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In Memoriam - Bob Manus

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Robert (Bob) Manus of Gloucester, passed away on Sept. 19, 2019. Bob served in the Accelerator Division at Jefferson Lab from Feb. 1992 – June 2011.

He is said to have considered it the "best job" and the "best place he had ever worked as well as the nicest people he had ever worked with."

At Bob's request, there will not be a service. You may express your sympathy to the family by making a donation to the Gloucester County Rescue Squad, 6595 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Former Jefferson Lab Employee Survives Hurricane Dorian Strike in Bahamas

Cynthia Lockwood


Long-time Jefferson employee Cynthia Lockwood and her husband Brian retired to the small island of Abaco in the Bahamas two years ago. As Hurricane Dorian approached in early September, they decided to ride out the storm in their island home.

They survived the hurricane's direct hit, and now they're telling their story on the Peninsula. Read more in the Daily Press.


In Memoriam - Mike Martin

Mike Martin passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News, Virginia. He served the lab as a welding program manager in the ESH&Q Division for 16 years. 

His supervisor Steve Smith remembers Mike as a "self-starter and a thorough professional" stating, "Mike will be hard to replace in all aspects."

He will be missed.

JLab Magnet Group Leader Rides for a Cause

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Jefferson Lab Magnet Group Leader rides for a cause.

Ruben Fair, Jefferson Lab's Magnet Group Leader, has entered a cycle challenge to raise money for Children's Cancer Research. The fundraiser lasts for the month of June.

From Ruben's fundraising page:

"13 May 2018
This June, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!
Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.
Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.
So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.
Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.
Your support will change little lives.
Thank you."

To donate or learn more, visit greatcyclechallenge.com/riders/rubenfair.

The original article appeared in the Yorktown Crier-Poquoson Post.


In Memoriam - Salvatore "Sam" Mancuso

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Salvatore "Sam" Mancuso passed away on May 15, 2019. Sam began work at Jefferson Lab in April 2006 in the main machine shop as an ST1 machinist. He brought over 40 years of machine experience to the lab's Machine Shop. Sam also worked in the SRF machine shop.

He was the originator and leader of the Jefferson Lab band " The Accelerators."

His expertise, precision, and capabilities will be sorely missed by many around the Lab.

In Memoriam - Albert “Al” McClinton

Albert “Al” McClinton passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. 

Al worked at Jefferson Lab for eight years as a food service worker serving up Quark Café’s finest desserts and yogurt parfaits. He will always be remembered for his amazing stories and Fish House Punch.

Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help!



Jefferson Lab employees have been giving back to the community for years by helping serve meals to home-bound elderly persons during their lunch hour. Meals on Wheels is greatly in need of drivers to help deliver the meals. There are seven routes available that need to be filled. How often volunteers participate is up to them!

If interested, contact Linda Walters, MOW coordinator, at 757-810-2826.  

In Memorium - Bridget Paul

Bridget Paul, an active member of the Jefferson Lab community for 9 years, passed away on March 15, 2019. Bridget, formerly the Document Control supervisor, served on the Jefferson Lab Activities Group and was an enthusiastic and hardworking volunteer for numerous lab events, including open houses, science bowls and others.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel. A reception will follow next door at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Her obituary can be found at http://www.weymouthfuneralhome.com/bridget-c-paul.

Talk on Gender Stereotypes in Engineering on March 20 in Hampton

Dr. Laura Micheletti Puaca, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Christopher Newport University will provide an overview of efforts to encourage women in engineering since 1940 on Wednesday, March 20 from 12-1 p.m. Her talk will focus on early efforts to attract U.S. women to engineering, beginning in World War II, and how two decades before the women’s movements of the 1960s,  women and women’s organizations (such as the Society of Women Engineers) campaigned to enhance female participation. The talk is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch. The museum will provide free dessert. For more details, see https://hampton.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3799.