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University Colorado professor and former Fermilab user Uriel Nauenberg died on Dec. 31, 2019, at the age of 81. After an assistant professorship at Princeton University, he accepted a position as a faculty member in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1969. Although he officially retired in 2011, after 42 years of service, he remained active in research and teaching until 2015 as an emeritus professor. Nauenberg chaired the Fermilab User Organization, as well as the…

Fermilab scientist emeritus Drasko Jovanovic died on Nov. 23. He was 89 years old. Jovanovic came to the U.S. from Yugoslavia in 1954 to study physics at the University of Chicago and became a successful high-energy physicist. In 1968, he participated in the initial design of Fermilab. Before joining Fermilab in 1971, Jovanovic worked at the University of Chicago, the University of California in San Diego and Argonne National Laboratory. He also worked at Northwestern University. Jovanovic was in charge…

In memoriam: John Grimson

Fermilab retiree John Grimson died on Nov. 21. He was 88. Grimson worked at Fermilab for 28 years as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 1994. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4-8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, Illinois. Services will begin Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 a.m. mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church,…

In memoriam: Joel Misek

Fermilab retiree Joel Misek died on Nov. 12. He worked at Fermilab as an engineer from 1968-2010. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, where family and friends are invited to gather from noon until the time of the service. Read Misek’s obituary.

Fermilab retiree LaDaune Lowber Trierweiler, age 68 of Yorkville, Illinois, died on Friday, Oct. 25, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She worked at Fermilab from 1970-2013. She began her Fermilab career first as a secretary, later as an administrative assistant, and retiring after 43 years of service as the finance manager. Friends may visit from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge Street, Yorkville, Illinois. A memorial service…

Former Fermilab employee Frank Michael Schneider, age 64 of Hinckley, Illinois, died on Oct. 5. He worked at Fermilab as a mechanical technician from January 1980 to April 2019. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1010 West South Street, Plano, Illinois. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley, Illinois. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Nelson Funeral Home. Read Schneider’s…

An extraordinary and brilliant scientist and passionate advocate for bringing science to the public, Simone Marcocci will be missed as a talented and dedicated physicist, wonderful co-worker and dear friend.

Former Fermilab employee Carol Davis, 68, died on Sept. 8. She worked at Fermilab for 33 years, retiring in 2007. Her family will receive guests on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3-7 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, Illinois. The funeral service will be on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora. Read Davis’s obituary.

Former Fermilab employee Tom Pawlak died at home in Lombard on Friday, August 23 at age 84 after a long battle with hydrocephalus and dementia. Tom started working at the laboratory during its inception in the late ’60s, originally working for DUSAF and later transitioning to a full-time Fermi employee in the early ’70s. He continued working at the lab for over 30 years, mainly as a civil-structural engineer in the Facilities Engineering Services Section (FESS). Tom worked on the…

A memorial visitation for Fermilab postdoc Simone Marcocci will be held this Friday, Aug. 16, from 4-8 p.m. at the Daleiden Mortuary at 220 North Lake St. in Aurora. His family welcomes Simone’s friends and colleagues to pay their respects.