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Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Zerna Bower

The campus community mourns the passing of Zerna Bower, who died on Thursday, Dec. 28. Zerna worked in Bucknell Dining Services since 2010. Her colleagues shared that Zerna was beloved by Bucknell students and her co-workers. She worked at Bison Fresh during the dinner hours and was famous for “Mac and Cheese Mondays” and “Zerna’s Chicken Parm.” Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam site to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our […]

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Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Helen Steeley

The campus community mourns the passing of Helen Steeley, who died on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Helen retired in 1989 after 19 years of service as a custodial section supervisor. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. ​You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam site to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Helen’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. Helen L. Steeley, 94, of 30 North Third St., Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday […]

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Gloria Myers

The campus community mourns the passing of Gloria Myers, who died on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Gloria worked in Bertrand Library and retired from the University in 1991 after more than 30 years of service. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam site to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Gloria’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. Gloria B. Myers, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away […]

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Mills Edgerton, Jr.

The campus community mourns the passing of Mills Edgerton, who died on Monday, Dec. 6. Mills retired as professor emeritus of languages, cultures & linguistics after 32 years of service to the University, which included 21 years as director of the Bucknell University Press. Mills’ son Michael is an alumnus of the class of 1983. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. I encourage you to visit our In Memoriam site to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies […]

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Monday, July 26th, 2021

Dan Hoffman

The campus community mourns the passing of Dan Hoffman who died on Monday, July 26. After 33 years of service to Bucknell, Dan retired from the University in 2003 as Professor Emeritus of Biology. During Dan’s tenure at Bucknell, he received a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. His colleagues in the Biology department shared that Dan was a loyal Bucknellian, having taught in the Biology department for more than 30 years. His favorite topics to teach were marine biology and biology for non-majors, where he shared his passion for fieldwork with generations of Bucknell students. Dan’s wife, Marcia […]

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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, May 6th, 2020

Barbara Roy

The campus community mourns the passing of Barbara Roy, who died on March 17, 2020. Barbara served Bucknell as secretary to the Director of Alumni Relations (now University Advancement) before retiring in 1997. 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 Barbara’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Barbara J. (Romano) Roy, 87, of Bethlehem, formerly of Lewisburg, Pa., and Toms River, N.J., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at St. […]

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Carmen Gillespie

The Bucknell community mourns the loss of our beloved colleague and friend Carmen Gillespie, who passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, August 30. At Bucknell, Carmen was a professor of English and founder and director of the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives and Cultures. She served as the university’s first arts coordinator and edited the Griot Book Project Series, published by Bucknell University Press. Carmen was a vibrant presence on our campus, a tireless and passionate champion for the arts and social justice who initiated a wide array of academic and creative projects at Bucknell and […]

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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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