Skip to main content

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Mills Edgerton, Jr.

The campus community mourns the passing of Mills Edgerton, who died on Monday, Dec. 6. Mills retired as professor emeritus of languages, cultures & linguistics after 32 years of service to the University, which included 21 years as director of the Bucknell University Press. Mills’ son Michael is an alumnus of the class of 1983. 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 […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Dan Hoffman

The campus community mourns the passing of Dan Hoffman who died on Monday, July 26. After 33 years of service to Bucknell, Dan retired from the University in 2003 as Professor Emeritus of Biology. During Dan’s tenure at Bucknell, he received a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. His colleagues in the Biology department shared that Dan was a loyal Bucknellian, having taught in the Biology department for more than 30 years. His favorite topics to teach were marine biology and biology for non-majors, where he shared his passion for fieldwork with generations of Bucknell students. Dan’s wife, Marcia […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Dennis Baumwoll

The campus community mourns the passing of Dennis Baumwoll, who died on Thursday, January 14. Dennis retired in 1998 as Professor Emeritus of English after 32 years of service to Bucknell. Dennis is remembered by his colleagues as a great talker—and a very good listener. As shared by a colleague, “he was a ‘character’ who advanced discourse (and, indeed, developed friendships) through storytelling … he did not suffer fools gladly, nor did he hide his likes and dislikes, though one had to learn how to read his twinkle and his understated, indirect irony.” He had a strong and active commitment […]

Continue reading »

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Thomas Warner

The campus community mourns the passing of Thomas Warner, who died on Thursday, January 7. Tom retired in 1992 as Professor Emeritus of Music after 24 years of service to Bucknell. 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 Tom’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell. John C. BravmanPresident ___________________________________________________________________________ Thomas Everett Warner of Kensington, […]

Continue reading »

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 […]

Continue reading »