Friday, March 12th, 2021

Jerud “Jerry” Mead

The campus community mourns the passing of Jerud “Jerry” Mead, who died on Monday, March 1. Jerry retired in 2009 as professor emeritus of computer science after 26 years of service to Bucknell. His colleagues in the Department of Computer Science shared the following about him: Professor Mead taught a broad array of courses. His engagement with introductory and advanced programming courses informed the development of perspectives on how one might more systematically create programs that meet specifications. Together with Anil M. Shende, Professor Mead co-authored two books that shared his programming views and techniques: Persuasive Programming (2001) and A […]

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Dennis Baumwoll

The campus community mourns the passing of Dennis Baumwoll, who died on Thursday, January 14. Dennis retired in 1998 as Professor Emeritus of English after 32 years of service to Bucknell. Dennis is remembered by his colleagues as a great talker—and a very good listener. As shared by a colleague, “he was a ‘character’ who advanced discourse (and, indeed, developed friendships) through storytelling … he did not suffer fools gladly, nor did he hide his likes and dislikes, though one had to learn how to read his twinkle and his understated, indirect irony.” He had a strong and active commitment […]

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Monday, January 11th, 2021

Thomas Warner

The campus community mourns the passing of Thomas Warner, who died on Thursday, January 7. Tom retired in 1992 as Professor Emeritus of Music after 24 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 Tom’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident ___________________________________________________________________________ Thomas Everett Warner of Kensington, […]

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Friday, December 4th, 2020

Pauline Fletcher

The campus community mourns the passing of Pauline Fletcher, who died on Monday, November 30. Pauline retired in 2002 as Professor Emerita of English after 20 years of service to Bucknell. Pauline was an inspirational teacher, an accomplished and productive scholar, and an influential colleague who served the University in a number of capacities over her two decades on the Bucknell faculty. Her scholarship and teaching focused primarily on Victorian British literature, but she was a versatile thinker who also offered interesting interdisciplinary courses. Of particular note was her seminar in Science and Literature, which she taught with her husband […]

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Friday, August 14th, 2020

John Kirkland

The campus community mourns the passing of John Kirkland, who died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. John retired in 2007 as Professor Emeritus of History after 42 years of service to Bucknell. 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 John’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident __________________________________________________________________________ John Kirkland, of Columbia, S.C., son of Mary Power Kirkland and John Dermont Kirkland, born in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1939, died at home on August […]

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Wednesday, 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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Tuesday, 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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Thursday, 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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Tuesday, 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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Thursday, 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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