May 24, 2024

In 1984, when Dr. Hendrie turned president of the American Nuclear Society, an expert group for nuclear engineers, he informed its publication, Nuclear Information, that he had few regrets about leaving a high-profile authorities profession for a quieter lifetime of analysis.

“On steadiness, I’m glad to be out of it,” he stated. “The stress stage is excessive sufficient in order that it’s a really carrying proposition. You simply drain down your inside reserves. However it’s additionally a really thrilling enterprise, and I miss the hurrah now and again.”

Joseph Mallam Hendrie was born on March 18, 1925, in Janesville, Wis. His father, Joseph Munier Hendrie, was an government at Common Motors who moved the household to the Detroit space. His mom, Pearl (Hocking) Hendrie, was a homemaker.

Throughout World Conflict II, Dr. Hendrie served within the Military Corps of Engineers within the Pacific. He graduated from Case Institute of Expertise in Cleveland (now a part of Case Western Reserve College) in 1950 with a level in physics, then earned a Ph.D. in the identical topic from Columbia College in 1957.

He met his future spouse, Elaine Kostel, an teacher at an Arthur Murray dance studio in Cleveland, on a blind date. She later labored in public relations for the Navy. She died in 2019.