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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Bob Burchell

Dear Colleagues, The campus community continues to mourn the passing of Bob Burchell, who died on Sunday, Sept. 25. He worked in Facilities for more than 11 years and is deeply missed by his colleagues. Bob held the position of groundskeeper II at Bucknell, where his landscaping skills benefited our beautiful campus, including the President’s House grounds. He also assisted with the setup of major University events. Bob’s coworkers describe him as a dedicated professional who took great pride in his work. He enjoyed hunting pheasant and was always willing to help anyone in need. Included below is a complete […]

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Ruth Drozin ’58, M’63, P’82

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Ruth Drozin ’58, M’63, P’82, who died on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Ruth retired from L&IT in 1998 after 29 years of service to Bucknell. Her daughter, Katherine (Drozin) Coup ’82, is a Bucknell alumna. 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 Ruth’s family, as well as to all who knew her at […]

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Friday, August 19th, 2022

Mary Scott

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Mary Scott, who died on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Mary retired from Facilities in 1996 after many 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 Mary’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Mary J. Scott, 91, formerly of Sunrise Rd. Lewisburg, […]

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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Catherine Blair M’02

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Catherine Blair M’02, who died on Monday, July 25, 2022. Catherine began working in the Writing Center in 1982. After working there for many years, she obtained a master’s degree in biology and began a second career doing both field and lab research for the next 15 years. Her spouse, Stephen Becker, is associate professor of physics, emeritus. 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. […]

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Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Robert “Bob” Brungraber GP’05

The campus community mourns the passing of Robert Brungraber GP’05, who died on Monday, June 27, 2022. Bob retired as professor emeritus of civil & environmental engineering in 1992 after 23 years of service to Bucknell. Bob and his late wife, Ruth Brungraber GP’05, are survived by his son Ben Brungraber P’05 and spouse Joel Feldman P’05, and his grandson Griffin Brungraber ’05 and spouse Caesara (Chezzie) Brungraber ’04. Bob’s contributions to Bucknell and the civil engineering department were significant. During his career here, Bob served as department chair from 1968-1974 and held a presidential professorship from 1979-1983. He also […]

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Friday, July 15th, 2022

Norma “Normie” J. Wendt

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of Norma “Normie” J. Wendt, who died on Tuesday, July 5. Normie retired as a secretary in the Admissions office in 1995 after 22 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 Normie’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident Norma “Normie” […]

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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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