Many in the community have fond remembrances of Jacob “Jay” Wechsler, a Los Alamos Living Treasure, who died at his son’s home in Laramie Wyo., Wednesday. He was 88.
“Hundreds of people had warm feelings for Jay,” said Rabbi Jack Shlachter of the Los Alamos Jewish Center. “I consider myself blessed to be one of them.
“I think he created the community and that is not an understatement. Without him, Los Alamos would be a pale reflection of what it is today.”
Wechsler’s biography on the Los Alamos Living Treasure website gave a synopsis of his life and what he meant to the town.