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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August 1st, 2019

Maurice “Gene” Chenoweth

The campus community mourns the passing of Maurice “Gene” Chenoweth, who died on Friday, March 15.  Gene retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus of Political Science after 29 years of service to Bucknell. Included below is the complete text of the recently released 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 Gene’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ____________________________________________________________________________   Gene […]

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July 1st, 2019

John William “Bill” Moore

The campus community mourns the passing of John William “Bill” Moore, who died on Monday, July 1.  Bill retired in 1992 as Professor Emeritus of Education after 33 years of service to Bucknell. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. Services were held on Saturday, July 6. 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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June 11th, 2019

Charles Sackrey

The campus community mourns the passing of Charles Sackrey, who died on Saturday, June 1. Charles retired as Professor Emeritus of Economics 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 Charles’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _______________________________________________________________________ Charles M. Sackrey Jr., 82, died […]

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May 21st, 2019

James (Jamie) Pusey

The campus community mourns the passing of James (Jamie) Pusey, who died on Tuesday, May 21. Jamie retired as Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies after 38 years of service to Bucknell. Jamie was a historian of modern China, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was particularly well-known for his study of Chinese intellectuals and the influence of social Darwinism in modern China and authored several books, including Wu Han: Attacking the Present Through the Past (1969), China and Charles Darwin (1983), and Lu Xun and Evolution (1998). Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as […]

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April 14th, 2019

Corene Tompkins

The campus community mourns the passing of Corene Tompkins, who died on April 14, 2019.  Corene retired from Facilities in 1990 after 14 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 Corene’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _____________________________________________________________________________ Corene J. Tompkins, 93 of Warrior Run Manor, Watsontown, […]

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March 26th, 2019

Ruth Miller

The campus community mourns the passing of Ruth Miller who died on March 21, 2019.  At the time of her retirement she was the academic assistant in the computer science department and had served Bucknell for 28 year. Ruth’s daughter, Julie Ruch ’92 M’94, is a Bucknell alumna, and her son-in-law, Paul Ruch, is a current employee in the facilities 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 […]

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