Stadermann memorial service Oct. 8

A memorial service for Frank J. Stadermann, PhD, a senior research scientist in physics in Arts & Sciences and member of the Laboratory for Space Sciences, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis.

Stadermann, who was 48, died Monday, Oct. 4, from a cerebral hemorrhage that occurred the previous evening.

Stadermann’s research focused on isotopic and trace-element analyses of extraterrestrial material. He was in the process of studying interstellar dust particles from a collector on NASA’s Stardust spacecraft when he died. His analysis of particles from comet Wild-2 from a second collector had been published in Science in 2006.

His wife, Christine Floss, PhD, a research associate professor of physics, often collaborated with him.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in honor of Stadermann be
made to Habitat for Humanity St. Louis (

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