August 31st, 2015

Shirley Longacre

The campus community mourns the passing of Shirley Longacre, who died on Monday, August 31. Shirley retired in 1988, as the secretary to the dean of Arts and Sciences, after 19 years at Bucknell. She was born January 9, 1925, in Northumberland, the daughter of Robert L. and Mildred (Hassinger) Herman. On Jan. 9, 1946 she married John E. Longacre who preceded her in death on June 21, 2000. Before coming to Bucknell, Shirley was employed as secretary to the supervising principal of Northumberland High School and secretary to the assistant superintendent of the Shikellamy School District. She was a […]

Continue reading Shirley Longacre »

July 23rd, 2015

Pauline “Polly” Sauers

The campus community mourns the passing of Pauline “Polly” Sauers, who died on Thursday, July 23. Polly retired in 1992 as the assistant to the dean of engineering after 21 years at Bucknell. Born June 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Vertie (Schreffler) Neiswender. On Aug. 1, 1948, she married George “Lewie” Sauers, who preceded her in death. Polly was a long-time member of the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Romany E. and John N. Fisher of Port Trevorton, and Rene A. and Duane J. Bruhl of Richfield; […]

Continue reading Pauline “Polly” Sauers »

May 25th, 2015

Beatrice Williams

The campus community mourns the passing of Beatrice Williams, who died on Monday, May 25. Beatrice worked in facilities for 16 years, retiring in 1991. Born March 1, 1926, in Kratzerville, Beatrice was the daughter of the late Foster C. and Dilla (Brouse) Kline. On Jan. 31, 1976, she married Junior Williams who preceded her in death. She was a member of Zion Reformed Church, Kratzerville for more than 50 years and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1173 Ladies Auxiliary, Selinsgrove. Beatrice is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Roger Yetter, of McClure; four […]

Continue reading Beatrice Williams »

May 24th, 2015

Geraldine “Gerry” Johnson

The campus community mourns the passing of Geraldine “Gerry” Johnson, who died on Sunday, May 24. Geraldine worked for dining services for 11 years, retiring in 1991. She was born Aug. 30, 1926 in Monroe Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Heiser) Baum. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Alexander Legros, of Winfield and Ellen and James Hackenberg, of Selinsgrove; six grandchildren, Christian and Ian Legros, Jenifer Voneida, Eric Hackenberg, Neal Johnson, and Melissa Demuth; six great-grandchildren, Thomas, Lucas, Jaren, Aubree, Jeep, and Imogene; and one sister, Patricia Gordon, of Mifflinburg. […]

Continue reading Geraldine “Gerry” Johnson »

May 16th, 2015

Larry Zeller

The campus community mourns the passing of Larry Zeller, who died on Saturday, May 16. Larry worked as an electrician for 26 years and retired in 2010. Larry was born May 29, 1943, a son of the late Francis Samuel and Jean (Wagner) Zeller. On February 16, 1962, he married the former Barbara Metzger, who survives. Larry graduated Mifflinburg Area High School in 1962. Larry was the first president of the Jaycee Chapter in Mifflinburg and a Boy Scout leader of Troop 520.  He was a member of Dreisbach United Church of Christ for over 50 years where he taught […]

Continue reading Larry Zeller »

March 2nd, 2015

David Ray

The campus community mourns the passing of David Ray, 84, who died on Monday, March 2. David joined the Bucknell faculty in 1964 and after teaching for 35 years, retired as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics in 1999. In 1970, David received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He also served as Chairman of the Mathematics Department and Chairman of the Faculty during his time at the University. A native of Hartford, Conn., he was born Oct. 5, 1930, a son of the late Wilbur and Dorothy (Clark) Ray. On June 18, 1988, he married the […]

Continue reading David Ray »

February 25th, 2015

Lorraine Kistler

The campus community mourns the passing of Lorraine Kistler, who died on Wednesday, February 25. Lorraine worked for dining services for 19 years, retiring in 1997. Born Sept. 15, 1933, in Renovo, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Sr. and Geraldine (Knoebel) Boop. On Jan. 1, 1954, she married Allen Kistler, who survives. Together they celebrated 61 years of marriage. She was a member of Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons and a daughter-in-law; Perry and Lori Kistler of Lewisburg and David Kistler and his fiance, Elaine Michael, of Turbotville; […]

Continue reading Lorraine Kistler »

December 24th, 2014

Gerald Wang Cook

The campus community mourns the passing of Gerald Wang Cooke, 89, who died on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Gerald joined the Bucknell faculty in 1962 and, after teaching for 26 years, retired as Professor Emeritus of Religion in 1988. ​He graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School, continued his education at Colorado College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then at Yale Divinity School, where he graduated with a degree of Doctor of Divinity. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. Gerald served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard on a troop […]

Continue reading Gerald Wang Cook »

December 22nd, 2014

Moises Veloz

The campus community mourns the passing of Moises G. Veloz, who worked as a shop technician in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. Moises was a loving and dedicated husband and father as well as an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs. Moises was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971 to Ignacio Veloz and the late Eudelia Austin and was raised in Victoria, Texas. Moises is survived by his wife Lisa Veloz and three children, Aaron, […]

Continue reading Moises Veloz »

November 23rd, 2014

Richard P. Nickelsen

The campus community mourns the passing of Professor Richard Nickelsen, 89, who died on Sunday, November 23. Richard joined the Bucknell Faculty in 1959 and after teaching for 33 years, retired as Professor Emeritus of Geology in 1992. He was born October 1, 1925, in Lynbrook, NY, son of the late Karl and Olga (Holm) Nickelsen. On November 18, 1950, he married the former Helen “Cindy” Beardsley. Together they celebrated 64 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Abby Nickelsen, of North Potomac, MD, Bruce Nickelsen and wife, Maria Uria-Nickelsen, of Upton, MA, and Jillian […]

Continue reading Richard P. Nickelsen »


Places I've Been

The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 12 most recent pages you have visited in If you want to remember a specific page forever click the pin in the top right corner and we will be sure not to replace it. Close this message.