In Memoriam: Lillian Silver

Amherst College notes the passing of Lillian Silver on July 27, 2013. Silver came to the college in 1980 and worked as a secretary and as an assistant to the chair of the Department of Fine Arts until her retirement in 1995.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: James A. Towson

Amherst College notes the passing of James A. Towson on May 14, 2013. Towson worked as a general mechanic and refrigerator mechanic at the college from 1968 until his retirement in 1983.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Ivone Barriga

It is with sadness that we note the sudden passing of Merle Ivone Barriga Ramirez, Five College Fellow in our Theater and Dance Department, on April 11, 2013. She had been at Amherst College since July 2012.

Pema Tsering Memorial Gathering

The Campus Community was invited to a Memorial Gathering to celebrate and remember the life of Pema Tsering, an employee of the Custodial Department at Amherst College since 2004. The Memorial Gathering took place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in the O’Connor Commons and was followed by a reception.

In Memoriam: Pema Tsering

Dear Members of the Amherst College Community:

We write with news of the tragic and untimely death this morning of one of our beloved custodians, Pema Tsering, who had been at the College since 2004.

Pema will be missed by everyone who knew him and all of us who benefitted from his work, his collegiality, and his generosity. He was a man of deep faith, whose positive energy and spirit enriched lives of the people around him. His commitment to his family and to his position at the College was an inspiration.

In Memoriam: Carl Schmalz Jr.

Amherst College notes the passing of Carl Schmalz Jr., professor of fine arts, emeritus, on Feb. 22, 2013. Schmalz taught at Amherst from 1962 until his retirement in 1994.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Nancy R. Board

Amherst College notes the passing of Nancy R. Board on Jan. 30, 2013. Board came to the college in 1991 as secretary to the treasurer. Over the course of her career, she also worked in the  Departments of Philosophy and Black Studies. Most recently, she was editorial assistant on The American Mathematical Monthly. She retired in 2011.

In Memoriam: Joseph Ablow

Amherst College notes the passing of Joseph Ablow on Nov. 14, 2012. Ablow, a renowned painter and teacher, was a visiting professor for 1975-76 and a visiting artist-in-residence for the fall semester of 2003.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Stanley E. Seymour

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Stanley E. Seymour on Nov. 10, 2012. Seymour worked for the college as a groundsman and as a truck driver from 1953 until his retirement in 1981. His wife, Ruth (Eaton) Seymour, who passed away in 2008, worked in the college’s Mailing Center from 1970 to 1979.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Amy Olney Johnson

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Amy Olney Johnson on Sept. 8, 2012. Johnson served as assistant dean of admissions from 1979 to 1985 and as associate dean of admissions from 1985 until her retirement in 1992.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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