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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 personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.

On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Eileen’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell.

John C. Bravman

Margaret E. (Hogendobler) Spade, age 66, of 633 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, died at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville on Thursday, June 2, 2022 after an illness.

Born in Sunbury on Nov. 22, 1955, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Youtz) Hogendobler. She spent her life in the Sunbury-Northumberland Area and was a 1973 graduate of Shikellamy High School, Sunbury.

Margaret was employed as manager of the small appliance department at Boscov’s Department Store, Hummels Wharf for a number of years and last was the storekeeper for the Biology Department at Bucknell University in Lewisburg before retiring in 2018.

She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Sunbury. Margaret served her country with pride and honor as a member of the U. S. Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. She was a member of Sunbury American Legion Post 201.

Her favorite vacation place was Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Sharon.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband, William F. Spade, III, with whom she observed 37 years of marriage on May 11, 2022, a son Shawn Spade & family and two sisters: Mary and Susan.

Private graveside services were held at Northumberland Memorial Park in Stonington on Monday, June 6, 2022 with her pastor, Rev. Ronald Troup officiating. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Post 44, Honor Guard of Northumberland.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.
Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes .com

One Response to “Margaret “Eileen” Spade”

  1. Offices of the President and Human Resources says:

    On behalf of the Biology Department, I share the following thoughts: Eileen was enormously generous and kind. She loved us fiercely and we benefited from that love and kindness on numerous occasions. We are diminished by her passing and we extend our sympathies to Eileen’s husband Bill and all of her family and friends.