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Ruth Lewellyn Hess P’70, Sept. 13, Johnstown, Pa.
Charlotte Keiser Malick, Aug. 18, Middletown, Pa.
Helen Stanley Abbott, July 5, Millsboro, Del.
Fred Griffin, Aug. 29, Westfield, N.J.
Wilson Hixson, July 5, Ocala, Fla.
Helen Klauder Bohs, Aug. 6, St. Augustine, Fla.
Mark Henry P’76, Sept. 3, Hummelstown, Pa.
Alice Lewry Kells, Aug. 26, Thurmont, Md.
Courtney Tusing, July 26, Baker, W.Va.
Kathryn Kellenberger Black P’74, P’82, July 20, Woodbury, N.J.
Mary Ettenger Thompson, July 8, Delray Beach, Fla.
Thomas Mitchell, July 6, Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Dick Eshelman, Aug. 1, Franklin, Pa.
Herald Keiser, Aug. 31, Milton, Pa.
Philip Marcus, July 13, Palm Coast, Fla.
Don Minnigan, June 30, Nashville, Tenn.
Miriam Anderson Boldry P’80, Aug. 30, East Woodstock, Conn.
Marilyn Gardner, April 28, Shelton, Conn.
Cecelia “Betty” Paul Gaskill, Aug. 19, Sellersville, Pa.
Chuck Hetzel, July 1, Newtown Square, Pa.
Joe Dailey, Sept. 8, San Antonio, Texas
Frank Graf, Aug. 21, Warrenville, Ill.
Jim McLaughlin, Aug. 30, Wilmington, Del.
Jim Davison P’84, June 3, Naples, Fla.
Sundra Ness Faber, May 17, Richmond, Va.
Moe Finkelstein, July 14, Plainview, N.Y.
Lowell Foland P’84, Sept. 8, Hardy, Va.
Kingsley “King” Gernon, June 19, Hillsborough, N.J.
Grace Schlegel Falcone, Sept. 7, Palmer, Pa.
Ann Kildare Frankhouse, Aug. 2, Lansdale, Pa.
John Grant, April 17, Rowland Heights, Calif.
Bob Kolar, Sept. 12, Anaheim, Calif.
James Nash, Sept. 14, Queensbury, N.Y.
Gene Zartman P’97, June 23, Bethesda, Md.
John Battin, Aug. 24, Venice, Fla.
Dave Carstater, July 26, Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Bob Hershock, Aug. 13, Willow Valley, Pa.
Peter Updike, June 20, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Norman Voorhees, July 28, Endicott, N.Y.
James Davis, Aug. 13, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Ralph Hincken, July 30, West Chester, Pa.
Jay Link, June 12, Punta Gorda, Fla.
William Sharp, July 27, Henrico, Va.
Suzy Smith, July 8, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Ronald Westburg, Aug. 8, 2019, Stuart, Fla.
Wayne Blair, March 13, Renton, Wash.
David Paulus, June 26, Salem, S.C.
Winston “Win” Smith, Aug. 30, Scarborough, Maine
robert bentivenga, Oct. 25, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
Hildegard Roll Jones, July 18, Trumbull, Conn.
Judith Schreiber Knox, Sept. 13, Bowling Green, Ohio
Ann Reiter Gordon, Sept. 4, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
Elizabeth Watson, July 21, Swansea, Mass.
Leon Ort, June 27, Miller Beach, Ind.
Linda Holmes Burch, Sept. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
Oliver Lambert, Sept. 8, Clarksboro, N.J.
Walter Narcum, Aug. 1, Cape Coral, Fla.
Doug Sholl P’93, July 11, Portland, Maine
Evelynn “Lynn” Gartner Fowles, Aug. 16, Kennett Square, Pa.
jeff gilmore, July 19, Canton, Mass.
Nick Mikesic, Aug. 19, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Stephens Smith, Aug. 8, Deltaville, Va.
Gary Banko, July 28, Phoenix, Md.
Jane Grigger, Aug. 5, Plainsboro, N.J.
Bob Smith, Aug. 13, Oakland, Md.
John Durbiano, Aug. 27, Jeanette, Pa.
Chris Ellison Syfert, July 8, The Villages, Fla.
John Edwards, Feb. 29, Rumson, N.J.
Susan Matheson Lyles, Aug. 9, The Villages, Fla.
Ted Chappen, Sept. 17, New Berlin, Pa.
Timothy Ebbert, Sept. 1, Reading, Pa.
Laura Gardner Leistra, June 28, Penfield, N.Y.
Laura callahan, April 15, Sydney, Australia
Steve White, July 13, Sandy Hook, Conn.
William Kelly, Sept. 17, Middletown, N.J.
Thomas Johnston, June 13, Jacksonville, Fla.
Michael Garvin, July 30, Philadelphia, Pa.
William Bandes M’58, July 4, Roseville, Calif.
Albert Hayden M’52, July 21, Springfield, Ohio
Raymond Kambeitz M’66, July 28, Niantic, Conn.
Frederick Skripka M’74, Nov. 1, 2019, Goodyear, Ariz.
Charles Tice M’65, July 13, Williamsport, Pa.
Robert Trewella M’50, Aug. 15, Reading, Pa.
Charles Whitehead M’70, Sept. 5, Williamsport, Pa.
Faculty and Staff
Maryann Baker, June 27, Lancaster, Pa.
Marguerite “Midge” Bechtel, July 24, Lewisburg, Pa.
Donna Boyer, July 12, New Columbia, Pa.
Donald Erdley, Aug. 5, Lewisburg, Pa.
Linda Hendrian, July 23, Milford, Pa.
Kathryn Herman, Aug. 14, Milton, Pa.
John Kirkland, Aug. 11, Columbia, S.C.
Bertram Levine, Aug. 29, Wayland, Mass.
Joanne Powell, Sept. 3, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Adam Schwartz P’24, Aug. 22, Lexington, Va.
Professor John Kirkland
John Kirkland, who taught history at Bucknell for 42 years, died Aug. 11 in Columbia, S.C.

A former chair of the history department, Kirkland’s special interests were European and intellectual history. He also taught interdepartmental courses, particularly in political science, and read manuscripts for the Bucknell University Press as a member of its editorial board.

An insatiable learner, he built a significant and wide-ranging library covering intellectual, cultural and political history; philosophy from the Greeks to the present; critical and literary theory; and poetry. A master teacher, he was able to connect with each student generation and spent as much time with students advising independent studies and honors theses as he did in the formal classroom.

“John taught courses that were intellectually challenging and often life-changing for his students,” says Professor Ann Tlusty P’06, history. “Many of them viewed him as a key mentor and chose careers and other life paths that were influenced by the lessons learned in his classroom.” Among those who credit Kirkland with helping them chart their course is noted author and historian David Nasaw ’67.

Former student and colleague Erica Delsandro ’02, M’05 noted that “I always joked that my history B.A. was a Professor Kirkland degree. I think I took every class that he offered. His impact continues to influence my work today as a
teacher and scholar at Bucknell.”

Among his survivors are his wife, Sara; daughter, Kimberly; and grandsons Evan and Liam.

Professor Adam Schwartz P’24
Adam Schwartz P’24, the Holmes Professor of Management in Bucknell’s Freeman College of Management, died Aug. 22 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Raised in Atlanta, Schwartz earned a bachelor’s in applied physics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983 and was an optical engineer in the defense field in his early career. He returned to his alma mater for a master’s in management in 1990, then earned a Ph.D. with a focus on finance at the University of Georgia in 1995.

Schwartz said in an interview with Bucknell’s Division of Communications that a love of teaching and mentorship inspired him to pursue a career in education. “I picked the career I would’ve chosen if I’d won the lottery, and I’ve never regretted it,” he said. “I don’t consider teaching work. There’s nothing else I would want to do.”

He began his academic career at the University of Miami, then taught at the University of Mississippi and at Washington and Lee University. He joined Bucknell in 2018 as the inaugural Holmes Professor and was co-director of the University’s Student Managed Investment Fund.

Schwartz was an expert in financial derivatives modeling and consistently published in academic journals throughout his career. His varied research also focused on option pricing and finance pedagogy. A chartered financial analyst, he authored derivatives readings for the CFA curriculum used to prepare candidates for the CFA exam, many of his Bucknell students among them.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth P’24, and son, Robert ’24.