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Fermilab employee Ted Schmidt died on Monday, Aug. 27. Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, Illinois, from 4-8 p.m. Mass will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at St. Joan of Arc Church, 820 Division St., Lisle, Illinois, at 10 a.m. After Mass attendees will process to Queen Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1400 S Wolf Rd., Hillside, Illinois, for burial services.

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.

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.