Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

John “Jack” Wheatcroft

Dear Colleagues: The campus community mourns the passing of John “Jack” Wheatcroft ‘49, who died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. After 44 years of service to the University, Jack retired as Professor Emeritus of English in 1996. Jack was born in Philadelphia on July 24, 1925, the son of the Rev. Allen S. and Laura Wheatcroft. At the age of 16, he received a Mayor’s Scholarship and enrolled at Temple University. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July of 1943 at the age of 17. Jack served for three years in the Pacific theater on the U.S.S. Wisconsin, seeing […]

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Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Edward Mastascusa

The campus community mourns the passing of Edward “Ed” Mastascusa, who died on Sunday, February 5, 2017.  Edward joined the Bucknell faculty in 1968, and, after teaching for 41 years, retired as Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering in 2009. Ed received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in the 1980-81 academic year, and he served as department chair for many years during his tenure at Bucknell. Ed was a 1956 graduate of St. Basil High School. He continued his education at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees by 1964. He served honorably in the U. […]

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Monday, December 5th, 2016

Beth Bouchard

The campus community mourns the passing of Beth Bouchard after a courageous battle with cancer. Beth came to Bucknell in July of 2010 from Rider University and served as the Director of the First-year Experience. Beth was a passionate and committed member of our community who cared deeply about our students. As recently as April of 2016, Beth was recognized for her many contributions to Bucknell student life when she was selected as the Bucknellian’s Faculty/Staff member of the year. I encourage you to read more about her honor here. The daughter of Greg and Arlene Bouchard, Beth grew up in […]

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Slava Yastremski

The campus community mourns the passing of Slava Yastremski, 63, who died on Friday, November 13, after 25 years of service to Bucknell, where he was loved by many students and colleagues. A campus memorial service will be held at Rooke Chapel on Saturday, January 30, at 1:00 p.m. The service will include a short Russian Orthodox Church commemoration, sung by members of the acclaimed Holy Annunciation Choir from Berwick, led by Orthodox Campus Minister Fr. James Chuta, and followed by time for remarks and shared memories from members of the Bucknell community. Slava was born and grew up in […]

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Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Barry Maxwell ’59

The campus community mourns the passing of Barry Maxwell, 78, who died on Sunday, October 25, 2015. A member of the Class of 1959, Barry received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University. He joined the Bucknell faculty in 1963, became Dean of Engineering in 1979, and in 1986 moved to the role of Vice President for Administration. He retired in 1999 after 36 years of service to Bucknell. Barry was born January 20, 1937, in New Brunswick, N.J., a son of the late Sherman O. and Edna (Robbins) Maxwell. On June 15, 1957, […]

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