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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Monday, 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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Tuesday, 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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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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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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