Fermilab retiree and former engineer Edward J. LaVallie, who worked at Fermilab from 1968 to 2006, died on July 19. LaVallie, a dedicated employee, considered the Fermilab family as his own second family. He was highly invested in his laboratory team and “lived and breathed” Fermilab research and community. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
Fermilab employee Laura Somerlot died on July 6 at the age of 45. Visitation and memorial service will take place on Thursday, July 12, at Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and the memorial service will begin at noon in the chapel. A private burial follows; only family will attend. Read Somerlot’s obituary.
Fermilab retiree Michelle Gleason passed away suddenly on Friday, May 4, in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Michelle Gleason retired from Fermilab in 2014 after 40 years of dedicated service. During her term at Fermilab she had worked with three Laboratory Directors who recognized and acknowledged her for the outstanding administrative support in the Director’s office. As the Executive Assistant, Michelle was the face of the Director’s office and thus the laboratory. Michelle was known as the go-to person, knew how to… More »
Former Fermilab employee Robert J. Vanecek died in Venice, Florida, on Feb. 8, 2018. His memorial service here in Illinois will be held on Saturday, March 10, in Lombard at Christ the King Catholic Church at 1501 S. Main St. at 10:30 a.m.
Charlie Briegel, a member of the Accelerator Division Controls Department for 42 years, passed away Dec. 3. His original task was to write and maintain the software that programmed the main magnets for the Main Ring. His support was indispensable in keeping the machine running properly. He then became one of the founders of the ACNET control system, which has successfully operated the accelerator complex from the start of Tevatron operations until the present time. He also served as deputy… More »
Christiane Albrow, Mike Albrow’s wife of 46 years, passed away peacefully on November 25 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, 1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville 60563 https://www.facebook.com/DuPageUU/