In Memoriam: Robert Frank Sinatra, Jr.
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Posted: May 22, 2009
Robert Frank Sinatra, Jr., a staff specialist in the Nonproliferation &
National Security (NNS) Department, died on May 22, 2008. He was 28.
Said Sinatra’s supervisor, Susan Pepper, who heads the International
Safeguards Project Office (ISPO) within NNS, “While Rob only worked with us
in International Safeguards for a few months, he had already distinguished
himself as a bright, enthusiastic young man who could get the job done and
work well with others. His responsibilities included his helping and getting
information from counterparts in other national laboratories who he might
never meet face to face. He had already established close working
relationships with several of these people. I saw him as the future of BNL —
not that I ever wanted him to leave ISPO, but I knew in time that he would
move on to positions with greater responsibility and visibility within the
Laboratory. Words cannot express how much we miss him.”
Sinatra earned a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in economics from
Binghamton University in 2001 and received his MBA from Adelphi University
in 2007. He worked for some years as a senior analyst at Publisher’s
Clearing House in Port Washington, and then joined NNS on January 28, 2008.
He was no stranger to the Lab, having held an internship in the Information
Technology Division during the summer of 2000, where he is still remembered
as a useful and very pleasant coworker.
A resident of Lake Ronkonkoma, Robert Sinatra was well known among family
and friends for his love of sports, being an active member of the Lake Grove
Softball League and a keen Raiders and Yankees fan. He is survived by his
wife, Jennifer Nicole, his two children, Ashley Rose and Rebecca Claire, his
sister Jennifer Lynn, and his parents, Robert Sinatra Sr., and Linda
Sinatra, who works in BNL’s Fiscal Services Division.
Last Modified: May 22, 2009