Monday, December 7th, 2020

Bruce Kline

The campus community mourns the passing of Bruce Kline, who died on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.  Bruce has worked in our Facilities Department for 41 years, having served as equipment operator on the grounds/labor crew, as trades apprentice for carpentry, electrical, welding and plumbing, and then promoted to carpenter in 2007. Bruce has worked on many campus projects, most notably Freas Hall, Bostwick, President’s Dining Room and O’Leary office renovations. He was an active member of the Facilities Safety Committee.  Bruce was known not only for his reliable and knowledgeable expertise, but also for his positive attitude, kind manner and […]

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Friday, December 4th, 2020

Pauline Fletcher

The campus community mourns the passing of Pauline Fletcher, who died on Monday, November 30. Pauline retired in 2002 as Professor Emerita of English after 20 years of service to Bucknell. Pauline was an inspirational teacher, an accomplished and productive scholar, and an influential colleague who served the University in a number of capacities over her two decades on the Bucknell faculty. Her scholarship and teaching focused primarily on Victorian British literature, but she was a versatile thinker who also offered interesting interdisciplinary courses. Of particular note was her seminar in Science and Literature, which she taught with her husband […]

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Monday, November 16th, 2020

James Earnest

Dear Colleagues, The campus community mourns the passing of James Earnest, who died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. James retired from his custodial position in 2015 after 22 years of service to the University. James’ wife, Roberta “Bobbie”, also retired from Bucknell in 2015, and James’ two sisters, Tresha Brobst and Michelle Husam, currently work in the Facilities department. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University […]

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Joanne Powell

The campus community mourns the passing of Joanne Powell, who died on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Joanne retired from L&IT as the budget coordinator in 2010 after 36 years of service to the University. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Joanne’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________________ Joanne […]

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Adam Schwartz

The campus community mourns the passing of Adam Schwartz, who died on August 22, 2020. Adam began his work at Bucknell in 2018 in his role as the Holmes Professor in Management and Co-director of the Student Management Investment Fund. The Freeman College of Management mourns the loss of a dear friend, distinguished colleague, and beloved teacher. With a generous spirit and a droll sense of humor, Professor Schwartz was the rare teacher-scholar who inspired student applause on the first day of class. Adam’s son, Robert, is a member of the Class of 2024. Included below is the complete text […]

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Richard C. “Dick” Skelton

The campus community mourns the passing of Richard C. “Dick” Skelton ’60, M’70, P’92, who died on August 17, 2020. Dick retired from Student Services & Enrollment Planning, now Enrollment Management, in 2000 after decades of service. In addition to his employment at Bucknell, Dick earned his undergraduate and master’s degree at Bucknell, and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Delta Mu Delta business honor society and ROTC. Dick was an avid golfer and would rarely miss a Bucknell Basketball or Football game. He was a member of the Bertrand Society and volunteered for Bucknell, including service on his […]

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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, August 12th, 2020

Donald Erdley

The campus community mourns the passing of Donald Erdley, who died on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Donald retired from his custodial position in 2005 after 15 years of service to the University. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Donald’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________________ Donald E. Erdley, […]

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Marguerite “Midge” Bechtel

The campus community mourns the passing of Marguerite “Midge” Bechtel, who died on Friday, July 24, 2020. Marguerite retired from the Bertrand Library in 1985 after 25 years of service to the University. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Marguerite’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President __________________________________________________________________________ Marguerite “Midge” […]

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Stephen Brafa

The campus community mourns the passing of Stephen Brafa, who died on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Stephen retired in 2007 after 25 years as a lab director for the Physics & Astronomy department. Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family. You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at bucknell.edu/InMemoriam and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others. On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Stephen’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. Bravman President _____________________________________________________________________ Stephen Brafa, […]

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