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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Friday, November 19th, 2021

William Swartzlander

The campus community mourns the passing of William Swartzlander, who died on Sunday, Nov. 14. William retired in 2000 as a utility technician. 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 William’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident _____________________________________________________________________ William C. Swartzlander Sr., 86, of Lewisburg, passed away at his home Sunday evening, Nov. […]

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Monday, November 1st, 2021

Franklin Ellis Harley ’59

The campus community mourns the passing of Franklin Ellis Harley ‘59, who died on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Ellis retired from Bucknell in 2000 after 36 years of service as associate vice president of finance. Many of Ellis’ family members were graduates of Bucknell, including his wife, Jane ’60, P’86, ’94; his son Craig Harley M’94; his daughter, Sue Ann (Harley) Geisler ’86; his nephew, Eric Sutherland ’85, P’20; and his great-niece, Tace Sutherland ’20. 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 […]

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Neil Anderson

The campus community mourns the passing of Neil Anderson, who died on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Neil retired from Bucknell in 1999, after 40 years of service, as professor emeritus of art. His wife, Connie Timm, is a Bucknell alum, class of ’66. Neil had a kind and warm personality, and a boundless curiosity about his friends’ experiences and the world around him. After retiring from his career as professor of art he remained deeply committed to the discipline of painting, leading him to continue creating masterful works up to the end of his life. He was a dear friend and […]

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Friday, September 17th, 2021

Lewis “Chip” Marrara

Dear Bucknellians, It is with deep sadness that I share the news that our friend and colleague Lewis “Chip” Marrara has unexpectedly passed away. I will share information about services for Chip as soon as details are available, but I wanted to make you all aware of this significant loss for our Bucknell family. As assistant dean of students and student conduct administrator in the Division of Student Affairs, Chip helped guide students through difficult times in their collegiate lives. He previously served as assistant dean of fraternity & sorority affairs and was an adviser to numerous student clubs and […]

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Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Lewis Dewart M’64, P’78

The campus community mourns the passing of Lewis Dewart M’64, P’78, who died on Saturday, September 4. Lewis retired in 1992 as Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering after 18 years of service to the University. Lewis taught Aerodynamics and Advanced Engineering Problems with special talents in the aerodynamics field. His colleagues have shared that Lewis was a rare combination of a professional who has outstanding laboratory skills and other experimental talents. He taught students things in the laboratory which could never be done in a classroom.Lewis was instrumental in acquiring several items of equipment to benefit the labs in mechanical […]

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Martha Marguerite “Marge” (Cooper) Pangburn

The campus community mourns the passing of Martha Pangburn, who died on Thursday, Aug. 12. Martha retired in 1978 from her position in Student Health. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam page to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Martha’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident ______________________________________________________________________________ Martha Marguerite “Marge” (Cooper) Pangburn, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, […]

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Jacqueline “Jackie” Miller

The campus community mourns the passing of Jacqueline “Jackie” Miller, who died on Sunday, Aug. 22. Jackie retired in 2018 from her Student Health position after 21 years of service to the University. Jackie’s husband, Garry ‘03, also retired from the University, having worked in Library and Information Technology. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam page to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Jackie’s family, as well as […]

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Friday, March 12th, 2021

Jerud “Jerry” Mead

The campus community mourns the passing of Jerud “Jerry” Mead, who died on Monday, March 1. Jerry retired in 2009 as professor emeritus of computer science after 26 years of service to Bucknell. His colleagues in the Department of Computer Science shared the following about him: Professor Mead taught a broad array of courses. His engagement with introductory and advanced programming courses informed the development of perspectives on how one might more systematically create programs that meet specifications. Together with Anil M. Shende, Professor Mead co-authored two books that shared his programming views and techniques: Persuasive Programming (2001) and A […]

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