Monday, August 14th, 2017

Robert “Bob” Reigle

The campus community mourns the passing of Robert “Bob” Reigle, 85, who died on Monday, August 14.  Robert was employed as a custodian at Bucknell, retiring in 1995 after 17 years of service. His daughter, Bonnie Wirth, is employed in the Bucknell facilities department, and his grandson, David Wirth, is a 2002 graduate. 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 […]

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

Ronald Batman

The campus community mourns the passing of Ronald Batman, 70, who died on Monday, July 17. Ronald was a supervisor in the cogeneration plant, retiring in 2010 after 38 years of service. Born in Milton on December 17, 1946, he was the son of the late Palmer A. and Helen M. (Sieklicki) Batman. Ronald was a graduate of Milton High School and served in the US Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 323 in Watsontown, and the VFW Post 1665 in Milton. He was also a DCNR Certified ATV Instructor and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His […]

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Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Venetta G. Bilger

The campus community mourns the passing of Venetta G. Bilger, 94, who died on Saturday, July 15. Venetta worked in Facilities, retiring in 1985 after nearly 22 years of service. She was born on November 24, 1922 in Union County, a daughter of the late Elmer E. and Pearl M. (Wirth) Gotshall. On April 26, 1941, she married Kenneth Beaver Bilger, at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg. Mr. Bilger passed away on February 24, 2001. During retirement, she and Ken spent many years traveling with the Lewisburg Ramblers Club, visiting several states on the East coast, the eastern provinces of […]

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Monday, June 26th, 2017

Thomas A. “Tommy” Thompson

The campus community mourns the passing of Thomas A. “Tommy” Thompson ‘60, 78, who died on Sunday, June 25. Tommy spent 37 years at Bucknell University as an assistant coach or head coach for Men’s Basketball, Baseball and Golf until his retirement in 2001. Tommy was a son of the late Lloyd and Edith (Johnson) Thompson. On August 3, 1979, he married the former Robynn Jackson, the love of his life, who survives. Tommy was a 1956 graduate of Kane Area High School. Following graduation, Tommy went on to pitch professionally for the Detroit Tigers organization for three seasons until […]

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Terry Lee VanBuskirk, Sr.

The campus community mourns the passing of Terry Lee VanBuskirk Sr., 73, who died on Friday, June 23.  Terry worked at Bucknell as a Utilities Technician in Facilities, retiring in 2007 after 25 years of service. A native of Union County, Terry was born April 14, 1944, in Linntown, a son of the late Palmer Nervon and Wanda (Arner) VanBuskirk. He was married to the former Alice Brouse and together they just celebrated their 50th anniversary. Terry was a graduate of Lewisburg Area High School with the class of 1962. Upon graduation he served four years in the Air Force. He […]

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Richard Pauling, Jr.

The campus community mourns the passing of Richard Pauling Jr., 65, who died on Thursday, May 18.  Richard was employed as a Senior Classroom and Event Support Specialist in L&IT, retiring on May 1, 2017 after 29 years of service to the University. During his tenure, he especially enjoyed mentoring student employees. Richard was born April 16, 1952 in Williamsport, a son of the late Richard E. and Viola (King) Pauling. On April 3, 1976, he married the former Donna R. Honabach who survives him. Richard was a 1970 graduate of Williamsport High School and later received his associate degree […]

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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Gene Bowman

Dear Colleagues: The campus community mourns the passing of Gene Bowman, who died on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Gene served as custodian at Bucknell, beginning in 1968, and retired from the University. He was born in Sunbury on August 23, 1937, a son of the late Lloyd and Sara (Sanders) Bowman. He married the love of his life, Sandra L. Faust, on March 29, 1970, who passed away on May 30, 2010. Gene attended school in Sunbury, and served in the Army Reserves. He loved being with his wife (whom he missed dearly) and family. His life revolved around his […]

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Doris Dysinger

Dear Colleagues: The campus community mourns the passing of Doris Dysinger M’94, 70, who died on Thursday, March 9.  Doris served as the Curator of Special Collections in the Bucknell University Archives, retiring in 2008 after 24 years of service to the University. She was born April 22, 1946, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Paul and Thelma (King) Geringer. On June 19, 1971, Doris married James A. Dysinger who survives. Doris graduated with honors from Muncy High School in 1964. She attended Lock Haven State College with a dual major in English and Theater, Class of 1968. Upon graduation […]

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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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