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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December 28th, 2019

Jonathan Lyons

The campus community mourns the passing of Jonathan Lyons, who died on Dec. 14, 2019. He served as an adjunct assistant professor at Bucknell from 2005-2016. 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 Jonathan’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ________________________________________________________ John E. “Jonathan” Lyons, 52, of Iowa City and formerly of Waterloo, Iowa died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. Jonathan was […]

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December 9th, 2019

Mildred Dreese

The campus community mourns the passing of Mildred Dreese, who died on December 5, 2019.  At the time of her retirement in 2002 she was a Custodial Section Supervisor in Facilities and had served Bucknell for 30 years. 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 Mildred’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President […]

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December 3rd, 2019

Caroline Hartman

The campus community mourns the passing of Caroline Hartman, who died on December 3, 2019.  Caroline was a Post Office Assistant and had served Bucknell for 44 years at the time of her retirement in 2013. 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 Caroline’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _____________________________________________________________________ Caroline […]

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October 14th, 2019

Reed Byrum

Dear Bucknellians, The campus community mourns the passing of Reed Byrum, who died on October 14, 2019.  At the time of his passing he had been employed at Bucknell for 4 years as a business consultant in the Small Business Development Office. 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 Reed’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. […]

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September 9th, 2019

William B. “Bill” Zimmerman

The campus community mourns the passing of William “Bill” Zimmerman, who died on September 5, 2019.  At the time of his retirement in 2010 he was the Grounds and Labor supervisor in Facilities and had served Bucknell for 44 years. 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 BIll’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. […]

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August 30th, 2019

Carmen Gillespie

The Bucknell community mourns the loss of our beloved colleague and friend Carmen Gillespie, who passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, August 30. At Bucknell, Carmen was a professor of English and founder and director of the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives and Cultures. She served as the university’s first arts coordinator and edited the Griot Book Project Series, published by Bucknell University Press. Carmen was a vibrant presence on our campus, a tireless and passionate champion for the arts and social justice who initiated a wide array of academic and creative projects at Bucknell and […]

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August 13th, 2019

Doris (Harter) Walter

The campus community mourns the passing of Doris Walter, who died on August 13, 2019.  She retired from Bucknell Dining in 1990. 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 Doris’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ____________________________________________________________________________ Doris (Harter) Walter, 92, of Milton, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. She was […]

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