John Leonowich died on May 21 in Las Vegas at the age of 53. He worked on both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation for the U.S. Air Force and the Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs. He was a member of the IEEE's standards committee C95 (ICES). At the time of his death, Leonowich was the radiation safety office at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His obituary makes note of his "particular affinity towards Godzilla, collecting all sets of memorabilia... [he] even flew to Tokyo, Japan for the premiere of the new Godzilla movie."