July 13th, 2018

George Jenks

The campus community mourns the passing of George Jenks, who died on Friday, July 13.  George worked in L&IT for 24 years before retiring in 1991. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to George’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell.   John C. Bravman President _____________________________________________________________________________ George M. Jenks, 89, died July 13, 2018, in Lewisburg, […]

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July 6th, 2018

Robert Thomas “Bob” Zimmerman

The campus community mourns the passing of Robert Zimmerman, who died on Thursday, June 28.  Robert worked in the Chemistry department for 15 years before retiring in 1993. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Robert’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ________________________________________________________________________ Robert Thomas “Bob” Zimmermann, 90, formerly of 121 Linden […]

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July 5th, 2018

Geraldine “Jerry” Wright Mattocks

The campus community mourns the passing of Geraldine “Jerry” Wright Mattocks, who died on Friday, June 29. Geraldine worked in L&IT before retiring in 1994. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Geraldine’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ______________________________________________________________________ This world became a somewhat darker place on June 29, […]

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May 11th, 2018

Judith “Judy” Biggs

The campus community mourns the passing of Judith Biggs, who died on Thursday, March 8.  Judith worked in Student Health before retiring in 1985. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Judith’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _____________________________________________________________________________ Judith Heaslip “Judy” Biggs, 91, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, March 8, […]

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May 2nd, 2018

Joy Smith

The campus community mourns the passing of Joy Smith, who died on Wednesday, May 2.  Joy served as secretary in the Office of the Provost and worked at Bucknell for 20 years before retiring in 1982. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Joy’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ____________________________________________________________________________ Joy […]

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April 11th, 2018

Betty Berry

The campus community mourns the passing of Betty Berry, who died on Wednesday, April 11. Betty retired from Bucknell Dining in 1995, after 26 years of service to the University. Betty’s husband, Charles, also retired from Bucknell after being employed in Facilities. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Betty’s family, as well as to all who knew her […]

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April 10th, 2018

Yvonne O’Neill

The campus community mourns the passing of Yvonne O’Neill, who died on Tuesday, April 10.  Yvonne was a custodian at Bucknell for 20 years, retiring in 2001. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Yvonne’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _________________________________________________ Yvonne Marie O’Neill, 78, of Lewisburg, passed away […]

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March 20th, 2018

James D. Hostetler

The campus community mourns the passing of James D. Hostetler, who died on Tuesday, March 20. Jim retired in 2015 as Director of Construction and Design in Facilities, after 30 years of service at Bucknell. You can find a fond tribute to Jim on the Bucknell Magazine website as part of the Spring 2018 issue that details his many contributions to outdoor education at Bucknell. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University […]

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February 9th, 2018

P. Aarne Vesilind

The campus community mourns the passing of P. Aarne Vesilind, who died on Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Aarne retired as Professor Emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2006. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Aarne’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ____________________________________________________________________   P. Aarne Vesilind, age 78, surrounded by […]

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February 5th, 2018

Ruth Ann Craven

Dear Members of the Campus Community, It is with deep sorrow that I share the news of the passing of Ruth Ann Craven, who was a devoted and caring member of our staff for the last 43 years. Ruth Ann came to Bucknell in 1974 as a staff member in the Department of Psychology. Since 1994, she served as the administrative assistant for the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and worked tirelessly behind the scenes at Rooke Chapel. She also served as the caretaker for Ward House on campus. In recognition of Ruth Ann’s commitment to Bucknell, she […]

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