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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May 6th, 2020

Barbara Roy

The campus community mourns the passing of Barbara Roy, who died on March 17, 2020. Barbara served Bucknell as secretary to the Director of Alumni Relations (now University Advancement) before retiring in 1997. 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 Barbara’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Barbara J. (Romano) Roy, 87, of Bethlehem, formerly of Lewisburg, Pa., and Toms River, N.J., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at St. […]

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March 24th, 2020

Richard “Dick” Ellis

The campus community mourns the passing of Richard “Dick” Ellis, who died on Monday, March 23.  Dick retired in 2005 as Professor Emeritus of Biology, after 36 years of service to Bucknell. The biology department has shared the following thoughts: Dick was an extremely passionate and dedicated educator and scientist over his long career in the Biology Department. He was committed to bringing out the best in his students and everyone around him. Dick’s service to the Biology Department included several years as department chair, and he was very active in the Bucknell and Lewisburg communities. We will greatly miss […]

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February 19th, 2020

Daniel Brobst

The campus community mourns the passing of Daniel Brobst, who died on February 16, 2020.  Daniel was currently employed at Bucknell, having served for more than 15 years in the Department of Public Safety, first as Public Safety Officer and then transitioning to his current role as Communications Officer. His colleagues in the Department of Public Safety shared that, “We have truly lost a member of our family. His giant heart and his witty humor will sadly be missed.” Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In […]

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January 10th, 2020

George Shellenberger

The campus community mourns the passing of George Shellenberger, who died on December 23, 2019.  He retired as a carpenter from Facilities in 2015. 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 “Pap” Shellenberger, 68, of Hummels Wharf, passed away Dec. 23, 2019, at […]

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