Via email, we received some sad news from the NRC this morning:
The agency was saddened to learn that Samuel J. Chilk, who served as the NRC's first Secretary of the Commission, passed away Thursday morning, May 5, in Sarasota, FL.
Mr. Chilk was appointed Secretary in March 1975, soon after the NRC was founded, and retired in March 1997. During his 22 years at the NRC, he loyally served 9 Chairman and 22 Commissioners, along with their staff and his staff in the Office of the Secretary.
His ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in a service scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 6.
The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 1838 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL 34239.
Our condolences to his family and friends.