Lolita Daneo-Moore died at the age of 75 after a long illness. She was born in Nimes, France, although the family home was in Bricherasio in her beloved Italy. After stays in Bulgaria and Costa Rica, her family moved to the USA in 1947. She obtained a BS from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 and an MS in 1963; she obtained her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1966. She moved to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine in 1967 and was appointed Professor in 1978. She formally retired in 2001, but continued to come to the laboratory for research meetings until early this year.

 Lolita made important contributions to the study of the growth, division and antibiotic sensitivity of the Streptococci and Enterococci. She played a major role in the development of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She had more than 150 scientific publications and one cookbook. She loved to teach students and to discuss research. She managed to intertwine the personalities of the scientists involved, her family, and even herb gardening and cooking into her discussions of the science. Her stories and commentaries became the stuff of student legend. She was a wonderful person and a dear friend who could enliven any meeting she attended, from a faculty meeting on up. She is survived by her husband Charles, four children, and eleven grandchildren. She will be sorely missed.