As a member of the board of the University Research Associates in the late 1960s, Wilson was directly involved in the formation and construction of the new National Accelerator Laboratory.

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.

Anatoly was a sought-after, world-renowned master of photon detection technology and was awarded a permanent position at Fermilab in 1999 for his excellence.

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

Fermilab retiree Patricia Mascione died on Aug. 17. She was an administrative support employee at Fermilab for nearly 30 years, retiring in October 2007. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 2 p.m. until time of service at the Daleiden Mortuary, 220 North Lake Street, Aurora. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Daleiden Mortuary. Interment will be private. Read Mascione’s obituary.

Former Fermilab employee Frank Nezrick died on July 28 in St. Charles. He was a scientist in the Accelerator Division when he retired in 2011, having worked at Fermilab since 1968. No memorial service information is available at this time.