April 5, 1939–July 16, 2009
The BIW Committee mourns the loss of one of its members, Gary Smith. Gary started at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) in March 1965 and retired in June 2003. During his tenure at BNL, he was a highly regarded engineer working on beam instrumentation. Early in his career, he worked on bubble chamber instrumentation, as well as other complex pieces of equipment, such as the horn power supply. In addition, Gary was the supervisor of the “Beamology” Group in the mid 1970s. He participated on the development of systems for AGS, Booster, RHIC, and the Spallation Neutron Source. Gary joined the BIW Committee in the early ‘90s and co-chaired the 2002 workshop.
Gary was a ham radio operator and enjoyed crossword puzzles and teaching his friends to ski. He liked to backpack and enjoyed taking trips to Rangeley Maine with his wife. Gary is survived by his wife, Rose; children Todd, Beth, and Jennifer; and three grandchildren. He is missed by us all...