Tuesday, 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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Sunday, 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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Tuesday, 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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Friday, March 8th, 2019

Anna Jean (Swisher) Machamer

The campus community mourns the passing of Anna Jean Machamer, who died on March 5, 2019.  At the time of her retirement in 1991, she was the secretary in the Biology department and had served Bucknell for 31 year.  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 Anna’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman […]

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Charles Berry

The campus community mourns the passing of Charles Berry, who died on March 3, 2019. He retired from Facilities in 1998, after 25 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 Edward Berry, 87, of New Berlin, […]

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

William Batdorf

The campus community mourns the passing of William Batdorf, who died on Tuesday, December 18.  He retired from Facilities in 2010, after more than 22 years of service to Bucknell. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. Services in his memory were held in December. 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 William’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President […]

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Juliann “Judy” Zimmerman

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Juliann “Judy” Zimmerman, who died on Friday, October 5. Judy retired from the Finance office in 1988, after 17 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 Judy’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Juliann “Judy” (Smith) […]

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Bennett “Ben” Willeford, Jr.

The campus community mourns the passing of Bennett “Ben” Willeford, Jr., who died on Saturday, September 22.  Ben retired as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry after 33 years of service to Bucknell. Fellow colleagues of Ben’s shared with me the following citation that was read at the 1984 Commencement upon his retirement: “Since 1950 you have served this University with honor, demanding of students their finest effort and receiving their gratitude.  With firmness of spirit and gentleness of heart you have reminded us of what is right and true. As young Turk and as elder statesman, you have earned the esteem […]

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Dorothy Kerstetter

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Dorothy Kerstetter, who died on Tuesday, August 14.  Dorothy retired from the finance office in 1999 after 18 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 Dorothy’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President ___________________________________________________________________________ Dorothy F. Kerstetter, 81, of […]

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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Harold W. Heine

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Harold W. Heine, who died on Monday, July 23. Harold retired as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry after 45 years of service to Bucknell. Professor Heine was a consummate teacher/scholar. His dynamic teaching and infectious enthusiasm for chemistry were transformative for many students. He was internationally recognized for his many contributions to organic chemistry, including the discovery of what is now known as the Heine reaction. His work was published in over 70 peer-reviewed articles and supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Petroleum Research […]

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