Memorial Services Set For Student Daniel Cox

SOCORRO, N.M. October 29, 2012 – Memorial services for Tech student Daniel Cox will be Thursday in Los Alamos and Friday in Socorro. Cox passed away at his home in Socorro on Tuesday, Oct. 23.


Daniel C. Cox


Cox, 21, was a junior from Los Alamos who had recently changed his major from computer science to chemistry. He is survived by his parents, Larry Cox and Laura Cox and a brother, David; and several aunts. A complete obituary was published in the Los Alamos Monitor.

“The New Mexico Tech community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Daniel Cox – one of our young, bright students,” Dr. Daniel H. Lopez said. “We will all mourn his passing and he will always be remembered as a favorite son of the New Mexico Tech community. Our hearts go out to the parents and family of this decent, nice young man.”

A campus memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Macey Center. A memorial service in Los Alamos will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Daniel was active in the Cyber Capture the Flag competition at New Mexico Tech. Dr. Lorie Liebrock, graduate dean and computer science professor, said Daniel was a dedicated and hard-working student.

“Daniel Cox was an inquisitive student from his first day in class.” Liebrock said. “He wanted to explore the limits of his abilities and the boundaries of science and technology. He pushed everyone to go beyond the expected and was at his best when developing skills in new areas that intrigued him. He will be remembered and missed.”

Daniel also worked at the Tech Computer Center, where he made an impression on the staff and his coworkers.

Mike Topliff, director of the TCC said, “Daniel was a very intelligent person who was a pleasure to work with. He developed innovative solutions while working at the TCC and his coworkers enjoyed being around him. He will be greatly missed and our condolences go out to his family.”

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By Thomas Guengerich/New Mexico Tech