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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Leona Brouse

The campus community mourns the passing of Leona Brouse, 99, who died on Sunday, December 6. Leona worked as a custodian for the University for 12 years, retiring in 1983. Born January 21, 1916, a daughter of the late Amos Boyd and Sarah Ellen (Bender) Faust, she almost reached her goal of celebrating her 100th birthday. She was married to Carl W. Brouse Sr., who preceded her in death on March 4, 1988. In addition to Bucknell, Leona was employed at Fox Knapp, Lewisburg Woolen Mill, and Evangelical Community Hospital. She enjoyed being a foster grandparent for more than 15 […]

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Slava Yastremski

The campus community mourns the passing of Slava Yastremski, 63, who died on Friday, November 13, after 25 years of service to Bucknell, where he was loved by many students and colleagues. A campus memorial service will be held at Rooke Chapel on Saturday, January 30, at 1:00 p.m. The service will include a short Russian Orthodox Church commemoration, sung by members of the acclaimed Holy Annunciation Choir from Berwick, led by Orthodox Campus Minister Fr. James Chuta, and followed by time for remarks and shared memories from members of the Bucknell community. Slava was born and grew up in […]

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Eugene “Gene” Depew ’71

The campus community mourns the passing of Eugene “Gene” Depew, 66, who died on Monday, November 23, 2015. A member of the Class of 1971, Gene was a recipient of both his bachelor and master of science degrees in education from Bucknell University. Following graduation, Gene returned to Bucknell as an assistant football coach, serving in that role until 1992. He became an assistant baseball coach in 1974 and took on the role of head coach in 1982. He retired as head baseball coach in 2012 after 40 years of service to Bucknell. He was born June 14, 1949, 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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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Gladys Lakes ’47

The campus community mourns the passing of Gladys Lakes ’47, who died on Wednesday, October 14. Gladys retired in 1990 as the Assistant Registrar after 30 years at Bucknell. Gladys was born in Lewisburg on September 1, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Benson and Mary E. (Moran) McDowell. She was married to the late Russell H. Lakes. Gladys was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and Bucknell University, Class of 1947. In addition to working at Bucknell, Gladys also worked as a waitress at Bechtel’s in Lewisburg. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in […]

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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Shirley Longacre

The campus community mourns the passing of Shirley Longacre, who died on Monday, August 31. Shirley retired in 1988, as the secretary to the dean of Arts and Sciences, after 19 years at Bucknell. She was born January 9, 1925, in Northumberland, the daughter of Robert L. and Mildred (Hassinger) Herman. On Jan. 9, 1946 she married John E. Longacre who preceded her in death on June 21, 2000. Before coming to Bucknell, Shirley was employed as secretary to the supervising principal of Northumberland High School and secretary to the assistant superintendent of the Shikellamy School District. She was a […]

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Pauline “Polly” Sauers

The campus community mourns the passing of Pauline “Polly” Sauers, who died on Thursday, July 23. Polly retired in 1992 as the assistant to the dean of engineering after 21 years at Bucknell. Born June 13, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Vertie (Schreffler) Neiswender. On Aug. 1, 1948, she married George “Lewie” Sauers, who preceded her in death. Polly was a long-time member of the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Romany E. and John N. Fisher of Port Trevorton, and Rene A. and Duane J. Bruhl of Richfield; […]

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Monday, May 25th, 2015

Beatrice Williams

The campus community mourns the passing of Beatrice Williams, who died on Monday, May 25. Beatrice worked in facilities for 16 years, retiring in 1991. Born March 1, 1926, in Kratzerville, Beatrice was the daughter of the late Foster C. and Dilla (Brouse) Kline. On Jan. 31, 1976, she married Junior Williams who preceded her in death. She was a member of Zion Reformed Church, Kratzerville for more than 50 years and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1173 Ladies Auxiliary, Selinsgrove. Beatrice is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Roger Yetter, of McClure; four […]

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Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Geraldine “Gerry” Johnson

The campus community mourns the passing of Geraldine “Gerry” Johnson, who died on Sunday, May 24. Geraldine worked for dining services for 11 years, retiring in 1991. She was born Aug. 30, 1926 in Monroe Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Heiser) Baum. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Alexander Legros, of Winfield and Ellen and James Hackenberg, of Selinsgrove; six grandchildren, Christian and Ian Legros, Jenifer Voneida, Eric Hackenberg, Neal Johnson, and Melissa Demuth; six great-grandchildren, Thomas, Lucas, Jaren, Aubree, Jeep, and Imogene; and one sister, Patricia Gordon, of Mifflinburg. […]

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Larry Zeller

The campus community mourns the passing of Larry Zeller, who died on Saturday, May 16. Larry worked as an electrician for 26 years and retired in 2010. Larry was born May 29, 1943, a son of the late Francis Samuel and Jean (Wagner) Zeller. On February 16, 1962, he married the former Barbara Metzger, who survives. Larry graduated Mifflinburg Area High School in 1962. Larry was the first president of the Jaycee Chapter in Mifflinburg and a Boy Scout leader of Troop 520.  He was a member of Dreisbach United Church of Christ for over 50 years where he taught […]

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