Earl Swallow
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Earl Swallow PhD age 75 loving husband of Bonnie Boerger, died peacefully at home on January 14. Earl is also survived by his dear son Erik and family, his stepson Michael Boerger and family and brothers James and Randy Peffly. Earl spent 37 years in the physics department at Elmhurst College, many of them as chair. His numerous articles were connected to his research at Fermilab, Argonne and CERN. Earl was featured in the Chicago Tribune January 28,1994 article as an "All Professor Team II" which spotlighted the "star" professors of small colleges. A memorial service will take place on March 11, 2017 at 4 PM at Elmhurst College Frick Center, Founders Lounge. Memorial Donations can be made to the Earl Swallow Memorial Physics Fund that will assist physic majors in their studies. Call 630-617-3607 or go to: give.elmhurst.edu

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jan. 29, 2017.
Memorial service
04:00 PM
Elmhurst College Frick Center
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March 26, 2017
I was a classmate of Earl for 4 years at Earlham. I just learned of his death and am very sorry to hear the news.
Richard Freedman
March 12, 2017
Attended Elmhurst College 15 years ago as a returning adult student. Dr. Swallow used to have an office near the honors room and would offer advice and encouragement. I only have positive memories. Very sorry for your loss
Moneen Jones
March 5, 2017
Earl was a great teacher. Always enjoyed his classes, and appreciated his patience, the key trait for a teacher to have in order to benefit his students. Thanks!
Russ Mueller
January 30, 2017
Earl was a colleague and friend for over 25 years. I was shocked to hear about his passing. He was a year older than I am, and if memory serves me correctly, our birthdays were both in December. I also remember you, Bonnie, both from the time you were at the college and after. So sorry for your loss!
Jim Marcum
January 29, 2017
I have fond memories of my Uncle Earl from when I was a young girl, even though our families' visits were few and far between. My most heart-felt condolences go out to his family and friends, especially his son, Erik and wife, Tricia plus extended family. He was a bright light. It's hard for me to understand that he is not on the planet with all of us, any longer. Good bye, Uncle Earl. And thank you for good memories (and trying to teach me how to use a slide rule ). With love, Beth Ann
Beth Muellauer
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