September 8th, 2020

Joanne Powell

The campus community mourns the passing of Joanne Powell, who died on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Joanne retired from L&IT as the budget coordinator in 2010 after 36 years of service to the University. 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 Joanne’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________________ Joanne […]

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August 26th, 2020

Adam Schwartz

The campus community mourns the passing of Adam Schwartz, who died on August 22, 2020. Adam began his work at Bucknell in 2018 in his role as the Holmes Professor in Management and Co-director of the Student Management Investment Fund. The Freeman College of Management mourns the loss of a dear friend, distinguished colleague, and beloved teacher. With a generous spirit and a droll sense of humor, Professor Schwartz was the rare teacher-scholar who inspired student applause on the first day of class. Adam’s son, Robert, is a member of the Class of 2024. Included below is the complete text […]

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August 19th, 2020

Richard C. “Dick” Skelton

The campus community mourns the passing of Richard C. “Dick” Skelton ’60, M’70, P’92, who died on August 17, 2020. Dick retired from Student Services & Enrollment Planning, now Enrollment Management, in 2000 after decades of service. In addition to his employment at Bucknell, Dick earned his undergraduate and master’s degree at Bucknell, and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Delta Mu Delta business honor society and ROTC. Dick was an avid golfer and would rarely miss a Bucknell Basketball or Football game. He was a member of the Bertrand Society and volunteered for Bucknell, including service on his […]

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August 14th, 2020

John Kirkland

The campus community mourns the passing of John Kirkland, who died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. John retired in 2007 as Professor Emeritus of History after 42 years of service to Bucknell. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to John’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident __________________________________________________________________________ John Kirkland, of Columbia, S.C., son of Mary Power Kirkland and John Dermont Kirkland, born in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1939, died at home on August […]

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August 12th, 2020

Donald Erdley

The campus community mourns the passing of Donald Erdley, who died on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Donald retired from his custodial position in 2005 after 15 years of service to the University. 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 Donald’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________________ Donald E. Erdley, […]

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August 12th, 2020

Marguerite “Midge” Bechtel

The campus community mourns the passing of Marguerite “Midge” Bechtel, who died on Friday, July 24, 2020. Marguerite retired from the Bertrand Library in 1985 after 25 years of service to the University. 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 Marguerite’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________________ Marguerite “Midge” […]

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July 8th, 2020

Stephen Brafa

The campus community mourns the passing of Stephen Brafa, who died on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Stephen retired in 2007 after 25 years as a lab director for the Physics & Astronomy department. 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 Stephen’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _____________________________________________________________________ Stephen Brafa, […]

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July 8th, 2020

Helen Pittenturf

The campus community mourns the passing of Helen Pittenturf, who died on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Helen retired in 1988 from Publications, Print & Mail, after 23 years of service to 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 community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Helen’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ______________________________________________________________________ Helen Mary (Markle) […]

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June 2nd, 2020

John C. “Jack” Allen, Jr.

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of John C. “Jack” Allen Jr., who died on Thursday, April 30. Jack retired in 2000 as Professor Emeritus of Geology after 36 years of service to Bucknell. Jack dedicated the bulk of his professional career to Bucknell. He chaired the geology department for many years and helped to grow the department through the addition of new faculty, curricula and instruments. His contributions are remembered by the department and memorialized by a plaque in the O’Leary Building. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You […]

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May 14th, 2020

James Gardner

The campus community mourns the passing of Reverend James Gardner, who died on Thursday, May 7, 2020. James retired in 1996 as the Chaplain, after 28 years of service to 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 community, I extend our deepest sympathies to James’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________ Rev. James E. Gardner, […]

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