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Nerses “Krik” Krikorian moved to Los Alamos in 1946. The accomplished chemist and intelligence analyst was a founding member of the United Church of Los Alamos, worked on the County Charter and was a founding member of the J. Oppenheimer Memorial Committee. He died Wednesday at 97.
Los Alamos loses a legend

 He was born with so little, but in the end, had given the community he chose to settle in so much. Los Alamos lost one of its most influential residents Wednesday.

Nerses “Krik” Krikorian was born on a Turkish roadside in 1921. He was a refugee of the Armenian genocide. He was an immigrant, a chemist and a family man. He passed away Wednesday at 97.

Krikorian, had such an influence on what Los Alamos is today that in a way, he is still here. He helped found the Los Alamos United Church of Los Alamos, the J. Oppenheimer Memorial Committee and he also helped create the original county charter. 

He did all these things while working as a chemist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and raising a family. These are just some of the reminders of Krikorian’s dedication to making what started out as a place to put a secret laboratory into a real, working community. 

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