Remembering Eric Lee
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Eric Lee was very much a core of our community at Quelab. Please join us as we remember him in a Celebration of Life on Tuesday May 29, 2018, 6 pm. Held at Quelab, 680 Haines Ave NW, Albuquerque. Everyone who knew and cared for Mr. Lee is welcome to come and share their stories and memories.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that a community member has left us. Eric Lee, a man of many talents, was found deceased in his home on Friday, May 11, 2018 after members of his community and coworkers became concerned for him.

Eric was a pillar of Quelab's community. As a master machinist, he
took the time to teach anyone who asked how to use the tools which he
had mastered in a safe manner, displaying his care and meticulous
nature and engraining it in those he taught. Eric explored the world
through intense, deep conversations with members of the community on
every topic, from his expertise in physics to conversations about
culture and politics. Eric was, and will forever be remebered as an
essential member in the construction and development of Quelab's
dedicated community of makers, as a tireless and selfless teacher,
collaborator, and sounding board for ideas. Eric ahbored the idea that
a member of his community should pay for his knowledge, instead asking
only to learn something new in return at some distant point in the

In his professional life, Eric had many accomplishments—too many to
list without missing at least half—which benefitted the world. Eric in
his work at Stanford University in California and later the University
of New Mexico in Albuquerque has advanced the state of the art in
multiple physics disciplines, been granted innumerable patents, and
been on the edge of scientific advancement for many years. Without
him, our understanding of dark matter, particle physics and various
other disciplines may not be where they are today. Often lauded for
his talents in many fields by his cohorts, the world owes a thank you
to Eric for his many years of dedicated research, ingenuity and
intense passion for his work.

In his personal life, he was an avid maker of many things. Any
opportunity to design and engineer a project became a means to learn a
new skill, refine one he had, or a chance to teach and collaborate
with another member of his community. Eric found joy in sharing what
he had made as well as encouraging others to learn, share, and explore
through his many hours of time at Maker Faire, in the Quelab metal
shop, and numerous events which hosted Quelab in some capacity. His
enduring enthusiasm brought smiles and joy to others through his love
of many topics and fields.

He will be missed, but his legacy will endure through his selfless
volunteering and the passion that he encouraged us to all continue.
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