Phillip Allan Work

Phillip Allan Work

Phillip Allan Work, a mechanical engineer and senior design associate, died Nov. 18, 2018. He was 90.

Work was born in 1928 in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah, receiving a degree in architecture. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Work joined the Lab in 1953 and participated in a number of nuclear weapons tests in the Eniwetok and Bikini atolls, Amchitka Island in Alaska as well as the Nevada Test Site, receiving certificates of commendation for all. Tests include Operations Teapot, Hardtack I and II, Grommet, Bedrock & Anvil,  Tinderbox, Redwing and more. He was a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He retired in 1992.

Work enjoyed golf, backpacking, woodworking, photography, model railroading, history, tennis, bowling and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jo-Ann; son, Kris (who works at NIF); grandson, Garrett; and great granddaughters, Rory and Hallie.