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Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Annelies Gray

The campus community mourns the passing of Annelies Gray, who died on Friday, May 13. Annelies retired as secretary in the English department in 1994 after 20 years of service to Bucknell. 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 to Annelies’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Annelies E. Gray, 97, of Lewisburg entered […]

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Friday, June 10th, 2022

Margaret “Eileen” Spade

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Margaret “Eileen” Spade, who died on Thursday, June 2. Eileen served as the biology supplies coordinator for more than 27 years, retiring from Bucknell in 2018. Her son, Shawn, was a member of the Class of 1997. Biology Department members recall Eileen as a loving, generous and kind colleague who went the extra mile (often literally) to obtain supplies and equipment for biology faculty and students. 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 […]

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Monday, May 16th, 2022

Edward “Ed” Cotter

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Edward “Ed” Cotter, who died on Friday, May 13. Ed retired as professor emeritus of geology in 2000 after 34 years of service to Bucknell. Ed was a devoted teacher, a productive scholar and a passionate colleague at the University. His scholarship and teaching focused primarily on sedimentology, paleontology and the geologic evolution of Earth. Colleagues remember Ed for his passion towards the liberal arts, dedication to field-based instruction and commitment to lifelong learning. He was especially skilled at reconstructing past environments through detailed observations of sedimentary rock outcrops. Deciphering the […]

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Mary Hill

The campus community mourns the passing of Mary Hill, who died on Tuesday, April 5. Mary retired as professor emerita of history and women’s studies in 2001 after 28 years of service to Bucknell. Mary’s spouse, John Anderson, is also a retired faculty member. A strong feminist scholar and cherished mentor to other women on campus, Mary created the space for the women faculty who followed her to securely take their places in the academy. Colleagues remembered her fondly as a strong proponent of second-wave feminism in her research, teaching and service. She was warm and welcoming, acted as a […]

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Friday, March 11th, 2022

Chia-Ching Chang

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Chia-Ching Chang, who died on Thursday, March 3. Chia-Ching retired from Library & Information Technology in 1994 after 30 years of service to Bucknell. Both of Chia-Ching’s daughters, Grace Chang-Fuoto ‘87 and Lil (Chang) DeWald ‘92, are Bucknell alumni. 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 to Chia-Ching’s family, as well as to […]

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

RoseMarie Schluter

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of RoseMarie Schluter, who died on Sunday, Feb. 13. RoseMarie retired from the Counseling & Student Development Center in 1993. 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 to RoseMarie’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident RoseMarie Schluter, 90, of Lewisburg, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 13, […]

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Gloria Orren ’94, P’82, ’85, ’89

The campus community mourns the passing of Gloria Orren ’94, P’82, ’85, ’89, who died on Friday, Jan. 21. Gloria retired from the Admissions office in 1994. Many of Gloria’s family members walked the paths at Bucknell. Gloria’s daughters Holly (Orren) Morgan ’82, M’84; Leslie (Orren) Herman ’85; and Marcia (Orren) Cooney ’86 graduated from Bucknell. Her son, Thomas Orren, also attended the University. Gloria’s daughter Marcia currently works in Human Resources, and her son-in-law Keith Herman is a member of the Facilities staff. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. I encourage […]

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Phyllis L. “Dolly” Conrad

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Phyllis L. “Dolly” Conrad, who died on Thursday, Jan. 13. Dolly worked as a custodian while at Bucknell, retiring from the University in 1998. 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 Dolly’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Phyllis L. “Dolly” Conrad, Northumberland, passed […]

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Nancy Leisenring

The campus community mourns the passing of Nancy Leisenring, who died on Weds., Dec. 1. Nancy retired in 2008 after 36 years of service as a custodial section supervisor. 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 to Nancy’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Nancy P. Leisenring, 75, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Mike Hackenberg

Dear Colleagues, I write to share the sad news that our friend and colleague Mike Hackenberg has passed away. A 16-year member of the facilities team, Mike worked as a utilities technician. He was a certified pool operator with primary responsibility for the maintenance of Kinney Natatorium. Mike also served as a welder, rebuilt and maintained pumps on campus, and maintained the campus steam/condensate systems. His facilities coworkers recall Mike as a skilled craftsman who took pride in his work and found creative solutions for any problem that arose. For some, Mike was simply “a force of nature.” Friends describe […]

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