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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/

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.

Former Fermilab employee Michael William Herren died on July 22. Herren was a member of the Research Division Beamline Operators for several years before the group merged with the Accelerator Division Operations Group in the Main Control Room. The family will host a visitation and memorial service at the New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Illinois 60506 on Aug. 12. A memorial service will follow visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Private family burial will follow… More »

Fermilab retiree Jack MacNerland passed away July 23 in West Chicago. Jack retired from the Fermilab Computing Division in 2013 after 35 years of service as the senior specialist overseeing buildings and data centers. He worked in the Computing Division for over 25 years, having worked in the Particle Physics division prior to that. Literally a “Jack of all trades,” he was known as an employee who could always get things done. Prior to working at Fermilab, Jack served in… More »

On July 3, Fermilab visiting scientist Geoffrey Mills died after a year-and-a-half battle with cancer. He was 61. Mill joined Fermilab in 2011 and contributed to LBNF/DUNE as well as to MINOS+, MicroBooNE, MiniBooNE and SciBooNE. Read Mills’ obituary.

Fermilab user scientist Marleigh Sheaff died in Madison, Wisconsin on June 23. She was 82 years old. For most of her career Sheaff was a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin, working on a number of experiments at Fermilab and leading or supporting several instrument development efforts. At Sheaff’s request, there will be no memorial service. Read Sheaff’s obituary, and feel free to share a memory on the tribute wall (stories and pictures are welcome).

Former Fermilab employee David Herrup died on June 18. Herrup was a scientist in the Accelerator Division and worked at the lab from 1988 to 2001. Herrup’s graveside service will take place on Friday, June 23, at Mount Auburn cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Read Herrup’s obituary.