Manuel S. Medeiros, Jr. – OBX Today
Manuel S. Medeiros, Jr.
Manuel S. “Manny” Medeiros, Jr., a nuclear engineer, an investor in Outer Banks since 1969 and a full-time Outer Banks resident since 1986, died on November 17, 2021. He was born in Little Compton, RI in 1934 graduated from the Officers’ Candidate School in Newport and was appointed Ensign of the US Navy in December 1956. Admiral Rickover’s small engineering staff designs reactor systems for submarines and surface ships . He also completed postgraduate studies at Bettis Reactor Engineering School in Pittsburgh, PA and related courses at the University of Maryland.
After retiring from active service in 1960, he continued his civilian employment with the US Navy and the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington DC and moved to Napa and Vallejo, California in the early 1960s to build nuclear submarines on the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, where several submarines were built, tested and sent to sea as part of our county’s ballistic missile submarine program.
While in California, he continued the work he began in Virginia helping local mentally retarded children become active in their communities. He became president of the Solano County Council for Retarded Children and an active supporter of a workshop for the disabled that he continued on his return to the east coast.
In the late 1970s, he left the naval nuclear program and joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where his work included commercial nuclear power plants for generating electricity.
During his time with the NRC and after the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, he was recruited by TMI reactor plant planners Babcock and Wilcox as a consulting engineer to assist B&W in Lynchburg, VA, with the recovery after the TMI accident.
In 1986, he moved to the Outer Banks, where he held a variety of roles including real estate agent, academic writing, public speaking, and public testimony to various government agencies, all related to energy and the environment. As an avid reader, hardly a day went by in the last 25 years without detailed study and research on numerous aspects of environmental sciences, such as: B. under the guidance of world-famous scientists as tutors.
He was quite active in the Knights of Columbus, being a charter member and Grand Knight of Council # 6153 in Springfield, Virginia, and later Grand Knight Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk. He was also an active member of the Kitty Hawk, NC and Bradenton, FL Rotaries, as well as the American Nuclear Society.
He leaves behind his two daughters, Anita Stiger (husband Scott) of Darnestown, MD; Cynthia McMillan (husband James) of Rochester, MI; a son Michael Medeiro (wife Donna) of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren: Carolina Stiger, Mark McMillan, Sam Medeiros and Molly Medeiros and two great-grandchildren: Shawn and Brianna Stanik. He was pre-deceased by Carol, his 62-year-old wife, and their eldest daughter, Valerie Jean Medeiros, who died in 1980.
Instead of flowers, Manny asked for donations to be made to the Knights of Columbus LAMB (Least Among My Brothers) program and Ladies by the Sea, a women’s group at the Church of the Holy Redeemer.
On Monday morning, November 22nd, there will be a visitation at Holy Redeemer Church on Kitty Hawk Road at 9:00 AM, followed by a Resurrection Mass at 10:00 AM and subsequent internment at Southern Shores Cemetery.
Please express your condolences to the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was hired to handle the transaction.