In memory of Marco Cabrera (1954-2009)

Dr. Marco Cabrera passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2009. He was 54 years old. Dr. Cabrera was formerly the lead of the MSM Working Group 2 . Please feel free to enrich this page, by editing the sections below and leave your message for his family/colleagues.

Photo of Marco Cabrera
Marco Cabrera, 1954–2009 (photo from [1])


  • MARCO EUGENIO CABRERA, age 54, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, passed away Feb. 5, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Krista (nee Tills) of Shaker Hts., OH; loving father of Stephen, Natalia and Marco; fond brother of Julia Beatriz, Genoveva, Juan Antonio, Julio, Tico and Jorge; dear uncle to several nieces and nephews and loved friend to so many in all walks of life. The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions, in his name, to Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 or Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, c/o University Hospitals, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44106. * This is an Excerpt from [2]: visit the link to write in the guestbook.


  • Marco Cabrera's obituary published on [3]


This section will include Dr. Cabrera's publications and other accomplishments.

Leave a Message

Leave a message for Dr. Cabrera's family and colleagues, below (you may have to create an account on this Wiki to edit this page). Please follow the simple convention below. You can also leave a message here: [4].

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  • Yoonsuck Choe (2/11/2009)
    • I am deeply saddened by Marco's untimely death. He was a passionate and insightful scientist.
  • Trent Guess (2/12/2009)
    • Thanks Yoonsuck for setting this up. Marco and I were on the same cancelled flight leaving the Montreal SIAM conference. After the conference ended late Thursday afternoon, Marco had rented a car and driven across the border to visit one of his children for a a few hours at a summer camp/school in either Vermont or New York. He caught about an hours worth of sleep in a McDonald's parking lot and made it back just in time to catch a 6:30 am flight (which was promptly cancelled at 6:25 am). His plan was to go straight to work once back in Cleveland. We only spent a couple of hours in the airport, but he made quite an impression.
  • German Cavelier (2/12/2009)
    • Marco helped me by replacing me last summer at a workshop in Bordeaux, France, that I could not attend. He did so marvelously and without any selfishness. Then he wrote a marvelous report. I will always be grateful and will always remember him for his always kind and helpful demeanor.
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