Dennis Trombatore Death Dead – Dennis Trombatore Obituary: Cause of Death
Dennis Trombatore has passed away, this was made known through news we saw on social media today.
“We’re profoundly saddened at the loss of Dennis Trombatore, the 35-year head librarian at the Walter Geology Library, who passed away this weekend after an extended illness. He will be greatly missed.”
We’re profoundly saddened at the loss of Dennis Trombatore, the 35-year head librarian at the Walter Geology Library, who passed away this weekend after an extended illness. He will be greatly missed. https://t.co/ExBV5HkBm7 pic.twitter.com/dla84z62mh
— UT Libraries (@utlibraries) July 22, 2020
“Dennis was not just our librarian, he was the scout,” says Mark Cloos, Getty Oil Company Centennial Chair in Geological Sciences. “In more than a few cases, he found resources for areas I’ve been interested in, which I probably wouldn’t have found on my own for months, if not years, and in some cases, probably never.”
“He contributed to every student that I’ve ever had, and he contributed to me personally, ” continues Cloos. “We had the good fortune that he worked in the library at the University of Texas for 35 years. That’s more than a third of a century that he enriched the entire scientific enterprise here.”
Born in Fort Hood and raised in Baton Rouge, Trombatore joined the Libraries in 1985 after receiving his B.A. (’75) and MLS (’77) from Louisiana State University and working in librarian positions at Loyola University and The University of Georgia at Athens. Trombatore’s lengthy career equaled in duration that of the university’s storied original Geology Librarian Thelma Lynn Guion, and spanned a transformational period for libraries which witnessed the advent of the internet and the proliferation of digital resources.
Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.