Monday, October 14th, 2019

Reed Byrum

Dear Bucknellians, The campus community mourns the passing of Reed Byrum, who died on October 14, 2019.  At the time of his passing he had been employed at Bucknell for 4 years as a business consultant in the Small Business Development Office. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Reed’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. […]

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Monday, February 5th, 2018

Ruth Ann Craven

Dear Members of the Campus Community, It is with deep sorrow that I share the news of the passing of Ruth Ann Craven, who was a devoted and caring member of our staff for the last 43 years. Ruth Ann came to Bucknell in 1974 as a staff member in the Department of Psychology. Since 1994, she served as the administrative assistant for the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and worked tirelessly behind the scenes at Rooke Chapel. She also served as the caretaker for Ward House on campus. In recognition of Ruth Ann’s commitment to Bucknell, she […]

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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Thaddeus Aaron Davis ’09

Dear Colleagues and Students: The Bucknell community continues to mourn the sudden passing of Thaddeus Davis ’09 who died tragically last week while on vacation with his family. Thaddeus was employed as a development officer in the Annual Fund Office since 2014. Services have been scheduled for Saturday, July 29. Details may be found in the complete text of the obituary below, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at 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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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Bower) Gavitt

Dear Colleagues: The campus community mourns the passing of Mary Elizabeth (Bower) Gavitt, 54, who died on Tuesday, May 9. Mary was employed as an Animal Caretaker in the Animal Behavior Laboratory; specifically the primate, since 1991. Mary was born July 14, 1962, a daughter of the late Donald E. and A. Elizabeth (Gross) Bower and was raised in the country near Watsontown. Like her Grandmother Gross, Mary had a passion for animals and the family home housed a menagerie of pets. Mary was an accomplished equestrian, riding her Tennessee Walkers, Encore and Scout. Mary was a social member of […]

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Friday, March 10th, 2017

Rob Kaleta

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Robert “Rob” Kaleta, 46, who died on Friday, March 10.  Rob joined Bucknell and the L&IT Enterprise Systems (ES) team in late 2013 as the administrator of our Banner Applications. He was quickly promoted to an Assistant Director role with expanded responsibility for the team that supports the daily operations of some of our most critical systems. Rob was born April 22, 1970, in Ashland, a son of Robert John and Diane (Shuey) Kaleta, of Ranshaw. On Sept. 10, 1994, in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Shamokin, he married the former Kelle […]

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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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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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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Moises Veloz

The campus community mourns the passing of Moises G. Veloz, who worked as a shop technician in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lewisburg. Moises was a loving and dedicated husband and father as well as an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs. Moises was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971 to Ignacio Veloz and the late Eudelia Austin and was raised in Victoria, Texas. Moises is survived by his wife Lisa Veloz and three children, Aaron, […]

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