Kenneth "Chad" Chadwick Sockwell

April 30, 1991 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 31)


Dr. Kenneth "Chad" Chadwick Sockwell, passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2022 in Denver ,CO.

Chad was born April 30, 1991 in Jacksonville, FL. He resided in Albuquerque, NM.


He was preceded in death by his father, Steven David Sockwell,maternal grandparents, Harvey Kenneth Hahn, Sr. and Betty Jane Hahn, paternal grandparents, William David Sockwell and Amanda Joyce Sockwell and uncles, Robert Alan Hahn and Michael Arthur Pickering.


He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jennifer Sockwell and Phillip Coale, Florida,

Uncles, Harvey Hahn, Jr. (Kathy), Florida, Stan Sockwell, Alabama, Dr. Craig Sockwell (Suanne), Alabama, Carl Sockwell (Patty), Alabama, aunts, Patricia Pickering, Florida, Gail Papa (Roy), Florida, sister Sam (Kris) Mahbubani, Alabama, Shelby Herrin, New Mexico, niece and nephews Simran, Ashwin and Jai, Alabama and many beloved cousins and friends.


Chad received his double bachelor’s degrees in computational science and physics from Florida State University in 2015.

Chad was a physicist, applied mathematician and senior member technical staff at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a Ph.D. graduate in 2019 from the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University and was also a SCGSR awardee/intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.His advisors were Dr. Max Gunzburger & Dr. Janet Peterson, Florida State University.

Chad collected friends, as one would flowers. So, if you see a dandelion poking through to reach the sun, pluck it, make a wish and may all your dreams come true.

Chad was a big believer in serendipity- the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy and beneficial way.


Charitable donations in Chad’s honor, may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.


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