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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Monday, August 15th, 2016

James Hornberger

The campus community mourns the passing of James Hornberger, who died on Tuesday, August 9. James worked for dining services, retiring in 1987. James was born May 15, 1921, in Philadelphia, a son of the late George and Johanna (Weinrich) Hornberger. On July 9, 1937, in Elkton, Maryland, he married the former Margaret E. Foss, who preceded him in death April 17, 2011. James served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Mifflinburg. He was a founding member of the Twin Hollows Hunting […]

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Monday, July 18th, 2016

Edith Kreps

The campus community mourns the passing of Edith Kreps, 79, who died on Monday, July 18.  Edith worked for the University for 15 years, retiring as custodian in 2000. She was born Jan. 12, 1937, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late Arthur R. and Vivian Alda (Gardner) Baney. She was married to Arthur Kreps who preceded her in death. Edith graduated from Lewisburg High School and worked as a beautician before coming to Bucknell. Edith enjoyed playing bingo, sewing and taking bus trips. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She will be sorely missed by her […]

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Friday, March 25th, 2016

Geraldine “Geri” Sauers

The campus community mourns the passing of Geraldine Sauers, 81, who died on Friday, March 25. Geraldine worked for the University for 31 years, retiring as a custodial supervisor in 1996. Geraldine was born June 30, 1934, in Selinsgrove, a daughter of the late Leon and Mary (Herman) Schrader. On June 28, 1952, she married Donald B. Sauers, who survives. Geraldine was a 1952 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kratzerville and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 394, Lewisburg. In addition to her husband of 63 […]

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Friday, March 11th, 2016

Ethel Hartman

The campus community mourns the passing of Ethel Hartman, 96, who died on Friday, March 11, 2016.  Ethel worked as a secretary for the University for 25 years, and prior to retirement in 1982, she worked in the department now known as East Asian Studies. She was born Feb. 16, 1920, the same month as her late husband of 58 years, Paul E. Hartman (1911-1998). She was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and Harrisburg Secretarial School, and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, Ethel enjoyed her life, living and taking good care of her […]

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Monday, March 7th, 2016

Lucille Kline

The campus community mourns the passing of Lucille Kline, 101, who died on Monday, March 7.  Lucille worked as a secretary in the Department of Athletics, retiring in 1972 after 21 years of service. She was born June 25, 1914 in Parrott, VA, a daughter of the late Walter and Oma (Warfe) Sutherland. Lucille and her husband, Floyd E. Kline, celebrated 51 years of marriage before his death on November 11, 1987. Lucille was a graduate of Bell Springs High School, VA.  She was a member of the Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg. Lucille enjoyed reading and playing cards, especially […]

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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Leona Brouse

The campus community mourns the passing of Leona Brouse, 99, who died on Sunday, December 6. Leona worked as a custodian for the University for 12 years, retiring in 1983. Born January 21, 1916, a daughter of the late Amos Boyd and Sarah Ellen (Bender) Faust, she almost reached her goal of celebrating her 100th birthday. She was married to Carl W. Brouse Sr., who preceded her in death on March 4, 1988. In addition to Bucknell, Leona was employed at Fox Knapp, Lewisburg Woolen Mill, and Evangelical Community Hospital. She enjoyed being a foster grandparent for more than 15 […]

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Eugene “Gene” Depew ’71

The campus community mourns the passing of Eugene “Gene” Depew, 66, who died on Monday, November 23, 2015. A member of the Class of 1971, Gene was a recipient of both his bachelor and master of science degrees in education from Bucknell University. Following graduation, Gene returned to Bucknell as an assistant football coach, serving in that role until 1992. He became an assistant baseball coach in 1974 and took on the role of head coach in 1982. He retired as head baseball coach in 2012 after 40 years of service to Bucknell. He was born June 14, 1949, in […]

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