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Visitation for Denny Gaw, a long-time Fermilab employee, will be at Larson-Nelson funeral home, 1617 N Bridge St (Bridge St is Rt 47), Yorkville, on Tuesday, June 13 from 4-7. His funeral mass will be on Wednesday, June 14 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 8S055 Dugan Rd., Sugar Grove, at 10 a.m. with burial at the St. Paul Cemetery in Montgomery on the corner of Douglas and Montgomery Rd. Read Gaw’s obituary.

Jadwiga Warchol, a Notre Dame University physicist with the DZero experiment for more than 25 years, passed away on Oct. 7 in Naperville, Illinois, after a one-and-a-half-year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 75 years old. She is survived by her husband, two children and two grandchildren. A memorial will be held in her honor on Sunday, July 9, at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey, from 2-4 p.m.

Former Fermilab Technical Division Deputy Head Thomas Dombeck died on Nov. 6, 2016. Dombeck was deputy head for the technical division at Fermilab from 1997 to 1999 and project manager for the Next Linear Collider project at Fermilab between 2000 and 2002. Read Dombeck’s obituary in the CERN Courier.

In memoriam: Brian Smith

Brian Smith, who worked at Fermilab for nearly 37 years, died on Feb. 10. He was 58 years old. Visitation for Smith will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Rd.) in Streamwood/Schaumburg. Cremation was private at the Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please donate to help patients with pancreatic cancer. Call 630-289-8054 or www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com. Read Smith’s obituary.

A memorial service for Yann Guardincerri will be held Thursday, February 9 from 4-7 p.m. in Wilson Hall on the 15th floor South Crossover. All are invited to gather and share memories of Yann. A Google slide show has been created where Yann’s friends and colleagues can upload pictures: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qrvRqQLaJQEG8C_5HefmUPgXhLrrnnnbR2YPoPp5t_Y/edit?usp=sharing

There will be session honoring the memory of Marj Corcoran, a colleague of many at Fermilab. It will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-6:15 p.m. Building 327 by CDF. If you have memories of Corcoran that you would like shared, please contact Bob Tschirhart. Read Corcoran’s obituary.

The following message announcing the unexpected and tragic death of physicist Marjorie Corcoran was sent earlier today to the Rice University community by President David Leebron and Provost Marie Lynn Miranda. Marjorie was a long-time Fermilab user and dear friend to many at the lab and in the physics community, and will be greatly missed.  Dear Rice Community, We write to share the very sad news that a beloved member of our faculty, Marjorie Corcoran, was killed today when a… More »

On Jan. 14, former Fermilab visiting scientist Earl Swallow died. He was a retired professor emeritus of physics at Elmhurst College. Swallow was a founding director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching and a co-founder of the Accelerator Art Space at the college. He produced numerous articles and book chapters, many of them connected to his research at Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory and CERN. A memorial service for Swallow will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 4 p.m…. More »