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Betty Grim Louis, April 10, Verona, Pa.
Catherine Bunnell, July 10, Ocean Grove, N.J.
Bill Pugliese P’77, April 28, Cary, N.C.
Kathryn Millward Tyson P’70, May 26, Lewisburg, Pa.
Sybil Haire Hale, June 23, 2018, Lakewood, Calif.
Richard Ash, May 3, Barrington, Ill.
Wayne Blessing, Jan. 4, Greensboro, N.C.
Caryl Cooper, June 25, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Lila Kravis Moross, March 16, West Babylon, N.Y.
Tamara Gurvitch Goldman, May 16, Englewood, N.J.
Richard Goss P’74, May 24, Portage, Mich.
William Toplis M’52, May 7, West Chester, Pa.
Dot Schneider Wagner, Oct. 4, 2018, Francestown, N.H.
George Bullock P’82, April 14, Doylestown, Pa.
Bernard Fong P’76, March 13, Honolulu, Hawaii
Joe Levi, March 31, Surfside Beach, S.C.
Fred Haas, May 23, Ocean City, N.J.
Mike Kronisch P’79, P’82, P’87, G’15, June 21, Mount Arlington, N.J.
Marge Fleishman Haas, Dec. 28, Ocean City, N.J.
Jerry Mazel, Feb. 1, Boca Raton, Fla.
Jeanette Simon Morrow P’74, G’13, April 5, 2018, Denver, Colo.
William Taylor, June 10, Arcata, Calif.
Joe Gallo, June 15, Corning, N.Y.
Russell Long, Feb. 15, Sebastian, Fla.
Jack Roth P’81, May 26, Clifford Township, Pa.
Robert Brodstein, June 10, Ogden, Utah
Barbara “Babs” Paulison Byerly, May 18, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Susan Masters Newman, May 15, Culver City, Calif.
Kay Reiner Shive-Henry, May 24, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Thomas Buzard P’86, P’93, June 8, Princeton, N.J.
Bruce LaBar, April 18, Princeton, N.J.
Donald Ritchie, April 6, 2018, Oceanside, N.Y.
Warren Rittinger, April 6, Traverse City, Mich.
Frederick Shehadi P’81, P’84, P’89, G’14, G’15, G’17, May 17, Manchester, Vt.
Ken Stott, April 15, Denver, Colo.
Joan Chisnell Barbush, June 20, Weatherly, Pa.
Jim Flynn, June 15, West Chester, Pa.
Lorna Gardner Hower P’82, P’86, March 29, Willow Grove, Pa.
Laura Davis Keilin, May 7, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Sue Cady Mangione, April 14, Duxbury, Mass.
Thomas Miller, May 21, Lewisburg, Pa.
Ruth Detwiler Jackson, June 21, Lancaster, Pa.
Don Peterson, April 23, Houston, Texas
Mary-Jane Nides Rund, May 28, San Diego, Calif.
Sondra Harrington Stark P’78, G’09, June 15, Cortland, N.Y.
Carol Getz Tucker, June 20, Middletown, Pa.
Gerald Yost, May 2, St. Albans, Vt.
Jo Wallin O’Brien P’82, G’13, G’16, May 26, Florham Park, N.J.
Kitty Habel Ormsby, April 28, Avoca, N.Y.
Richard Strine, June 19, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Richard Gloss, May 30, West Milford, N.J.
Jeff Jefferson, March 31, Captiva, Fla.
Walter Thomas “Perk” Perkins, June 3, Juneau, Alaska
Carol Peterson Thompson, June 15, Westborough, Mass.
Lynne Geller Mandakas, Feb. 1, 2017, Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Marilyn “Dee” Pieper Shelley P’88, May 4, Chatham, N.J.
Don Terpak, May 24, Albuquerque, N.M.
John Verbeyst, June 22, Demarest, N.J.
Christine Kane Yost, Feb. 24, 2017, Phoenix, Ariz.
Sally Archibald Hawthorne, Jan. 30, Sarasota, Fla.
Jack Whisler, June 4, Burke, Va.
Charles Shipe, April 24, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Lee Frank, April 26, Weeki-Wachee, Fla.
Judy Peterson Kolwicz, June 12, St. Paul, Minn.
Edward Knights, March 31, Houston, Texas.
John Schiro, April 13, Marrero, La.
Bob Burrell, May 11, Plymouth, Mass.
Kevin Cuddy, April 23, Holden, Maine
Dick Forbes, Sept. 29, 2015, Marco Island, Fla.
John Savage, May 6, Bozeman, Mont.
Karen Wunderlin Savage, July 9, Bozeman, Mont.
Thomas Trumble P’86, June 6, Oakmont, Pa.
Gregory Helsel, June 1, Morristown, N.J.
Robert Smith, May 9, Bow, N.H.
Janet Pankow, Oct. 9, 2014, Alexandria, Va.
Elizabeth Thomas Young, April 7, 2018, Newtown, Pa.
Sidney Doolittle, April 25, Syracuse, N.Y.
Susan Pfann, June 29, Altadena, Calif.
Nathan Cenower, May 16, Newburyport, Mass.
Linda Trout Mansfield, May 3, Southbury, Conn.
Douglas Rhodes, April 6, Fairfax Station, Va.
Robert Simmonds, June 20, Dillsburg, Pa.
Kathleen Ekedahl, April 17, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Eric Rodenhizer, April 18, Bethlehem, N.H.
Howard Hillman, March 7, 2013, Ridgefield, Conn.
Veronica Thomas, April 4, Fort Collins, Colo.
Robert Patzwall, May 2, Baltimore, Md.
Stephen Gordon, May 19, 2017, Yukon, Okla.
Laurence Wood, March 30, Northampton, Mass.
Jane Deitrich Bowers M’78, May 2, Shamokin Dam, Pa.
Irving Chatterton M’60, May 24, Syracuse, N.Y.
Glen Fenstermacher M’60, April 25, Ocean City, N.J.
James Jackson M’65, May 4, 2018, Collegeville, Pa.
Thomas Logan M’72, June 15, Lititz, Pa.
Francis McNamee M’54, April 15, Goode, Va.
Veronica Veljacic Muzic M’73, June 18, Williamsport, Pa.
Donald Peterson M’58, Oct. 26, Atlanta, Ga.
Robert Pichola M’63, April 7, Phoenixville, Pa.
Mary Colegrove Taylor M’67, Nov. 7, 2018, Shippensburg, Pa.
Marlin Thomas M’61, June 6, King George, Va.
Henry Woltman M’66, April 5, Pawleys Island, S.C.
Faculty and Staff
William Moore P’84, P’91, P’92, G’21, July 1, Lewisburg, Pa.
Jamie Pusey, May 21, Lewisburg, Pa.
Charles Sackrey P’21, June 1, Lewisburg, Pa.
Corene Thompkins, April 14, Watsontown, Pa.
James Ekedahl, April 23, 2018, Port Elizabeth, N.J.
In Memoriam: Carmen Gillespie
Carmen Gillespie
Photo: Gordon Wenzel

Professor Carmen Gillespie, English, died unexpectedly Aug. 30 at her Lewisburg home. A gifted poet and passionate champion of the arts and diversity, Gillespie joined the University in 2007.

Her scholarship focused on Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and various aspects of American and Caribbean literature and culture. She published three award-winning books of poetry and received several prestigious fellowships for her writing. She was the director of the Griot Institute for the Study of Black Lives & Culture at Bucknell.

Gillespie founded the Griot Institute at Bucknell in 2008 as the Toni Morrison Society. When the Morrison Society moved to Atlanta in 2010, she had the vision to reimagine Bucknell as a site for critical intellectual engagement with Africa and its diasporas. Gillespie worked diligently to build the Griot Institute into an enduring institution that will continue to meaningfully engage with issues central to Bucknell and the Griot’s own mission to educate, serve as a catalyst for scholarship and curriculum development on Africa and its diaspora, and to enhance Bucknell’s reputation.

Before joining Bucknell, she taught at George Mason University and was a professor of English, American and African American literature at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Mary Washington and the University of Toledo.

A warm, kind and beloved presence, she enjoyed hosting a large circle of devoted friends and family at her beautiful home and garden.

She is survived by her parents, Lawrence and Gwen Gillespie; children Chelsea Gillespie and Delaney Bakst; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Sara Gillespie; and nephews Isaac and Oscar Gillespie.

A celebration of her life was held at Bucknell in late September, and another is planned for the spring.

In Memoriam: Frederick Shehadi ’54, P’81, P’84, P’89, G’14, G’15, G’17

Frederick Shehadi ’54, P’81, P’84, P’89, G’14, G’15, G’17, commercial flooring contractor, passed away May 17 in Manchester, Vt. After graduating from Bucknell, he joined B. Shehadi & Sons in East Orange, N.J., a rug and carpet business started by his grandfather in 1900 and operating now as a fifth-generation family business.

Under Shehadi’s guidance, the company became one of the country’s leaders in commercial flooring. He pioneered the use of commercial, modular carpet tiles.

Shehadi never forgot the vital role Bucknell played in his life. He served on its Board of Trustees from 1989–94 and established the Marie M. and Fred S. Shehadi Sr. Family Scholarship, which is awarded annually to deserving student-athletes. He was very proud that he had children and grandchildren who chose to be Bucknellians.

Shehadi was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Carol. He is survived by five children, including David Shehadi Sr. ’81, P’14, P’15, P17, John Shehadi ’84 and Lauren Shehadi Herbert ’89; 15 grandchildren, including Sarah Shehadi ’14, Nina Shehadi ’15 and David Shehadi Jr. ’17; his sister; and many nieces and nephews.