On December 20, 2015, Neil E. Tibert, Ph.D., passed away after a short battle with sarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer; he was 49. We had just visited with Neil at the GSA annual meeting in Baltimore in early November, and he looked fit as a fiddle (photo above right). Life took a cruel turn, and we have lost a good soul and a talented micropaleontologist and educator.

Neil grew up on Long Island, Nova Scotia, along the southeastern shores of the Bay of Fundy, where he met and wed his loving wife Lisa. It was in these coastal waters that Neil...

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