people

It is with great sadness we inform the Fermilab community that retired long-time Fermilab employee and friend to many David B. Augustine suddenly passed away on March 6, 2022, at the age of 66 years young. Dave is survived by his loving wife Diane; sons David (Lindsay), Joel, and Timothy; grandchildren David Jr. and Ariana Augustine; siblings Constance Augustine, Mark (Denise) Augustine, Joette (Robert) Watson, and Diane Augustine; in-laws Lillian LaJevic-Augustine, Patricia Augustine, Connie Augustine, Michael (Anna) Martin, Susan (Ron)…

We are saddened that our friend and former colleague David Ritchie passed away on March 7. David began his 40-year career at Fermilab in the summer of 1971. Throughout his career, he was dedicated to and passionate about his work and serving his fellow physicists. Over the years, David held many positions that involved different aspects of computing, including leader of the DEC Systems and the Distributed Software groups, as well as the Databases and Information Department; he was a…

We are saddened to bring the news that our friend and colleague Tom Ferbel died at home on March 13, 2022, at age 84. Tom was active in experiments at Fermilab from the very beginning back in the 1970s when he worked on one of the original bubble chamber experiments. He was part of the E706 direct photon experiment in the 1990s and from then until now a member of the DZero experiment at the Tevatron collider. In DZero, Tom was…

The career of Elaine McCluskey, who most recently served as project manager constructing the future facility for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, has had a lasting impact.

Fermilab is losing a paragon of gracious and effective project management. After more than 26 years of leadership in the lab’s most significant engineering projects, Elaine McCluskey is retiring on Feb. 21. Arriving at the lab in 1995, it wasn’t long before she took on the job of Lead Structural Engineer on the Wilson Hall Renovation project. Unlike its inspiration, the Beauvais Cathedral in France, Wilson Hall was in fact completed – in 1974. However, a dozen or so winter/summer…