In Memoriam: Jerome Yezierski

Amherst College notes the passing of Jerome "Herman" Yezierski on Sept. 7, 2011. Yezierski came to the college in 1963 as a janitor and was promoted to special services custodian in 1972. He retired in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Claire, and four children, including college employees Maureen Waskiewicz and Joanne Thornton.

In Memoriam: Angelo Vassallo

Amherst College notes the passing of Angelo Vassallo on April 18, 2011. Vassallo came to the College in 1981 and worked  as a custodian until his retirement in 2010. Vassallo also filled in other areas across campus, as a mail clerk, as a caretaker in Athletics, as a groundskeeper and as a truck driver. Vassallo was also an honorary member of the Class of 2004. 

In Memoriam: Julia Newton

Amherst College notes the passing of Julia Newton on August 10, 2010. Newton worked worked in technical services at Frost Library for 40 years before her retirement. The obituary from the Daily Hampshire Gazette can be found here, and we invite members of the community to log in and leave notes and remembrances below.

In Memoriam: Kevin Perez

Amherst college notes the passing of Kevin Perez on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Perez worked for the college's Information Technology department in the Database Services Group since January of 2007. He is survived by his wife and two children. An obituary can be found here.

A memorial talk will be held on Saturday, July 10, in Buckley Recital Hall at 3 p.m.

In Memoriam: Theodore Cross '46

Amherst College notes the passing of Theodore Cross '46, a life trustee of Amherst College and the grandfather of two current students. Cross, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, was the editor of The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and a renowned photographer. A memorial service tentatively scheduled for April 9  in the Princeton University Chapel.

In Memoriam: James M. Mullins III

Amherst Colleges notes the passing of James Marcus Mullins III. Mullins, the son of Physical Education Department Coordinator Pamela Guyott, passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Sunday December 13, 2009 following surgery. He is survived by his wife Sarah (Lapuc) Mullins and his two children James Patrick and Peyton.

In Memoriam: Gerald M. Mager

Amherst notes the passing of Gerald M. Mager, the former college registrar,  on Jan. 16, 2010, at the age of 66. Mager worked at Amherst for more than 35 years until his retirement in 2008. A full obituary from the Daily Hampshire Gazette is available here.

In Memoriam: Rosamund Wills

Amherst College notes the passing of Rosamund Wills of Ludlow, Mass. on Friday, December 4, 2009. Wills first came to the college in 1962 and worked for seven years as a maid. In 1969, she became a server in Dining Services and also worked at the snack bar. The next year, she made the transition to clerical work and became a  specialist in the  Office of Administrative Services. She continued in this position until her retirement in 1982. She is survived by a son, Albert Wills, and daughters, Peggy McKenna, Helen R. Foss, Susan Williams and Belinda Barrus.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth M. Meakim

Amherst College notes the passing of Elizabeth M. Meakim on November 30, 2009. Meakim worked for Amherst from 1937 until her retirement in 1982. In 1937, Meakim worked as secretary in the Fraternity Business Office. In 1953, she worked in both the Alumni Office and the Treasurer's and Comptroller's office. In 1957, she became the Assistant Treasurer's Administrative Secretary and in 1977, the Comptroller's Administrative Secretary. She remained in that position until she retired in 1982.

In Memoriam: Perry Ball

Amherst College notes the passing of Perry Ball of Haines City, Fla., on Oct. 27, 2009. Ball was a custodian at Amherst from 1965 until his retirement in 1987. Before coming to the college, Ball had been a machine operator at Hampden Specialty  Products in Easthampton, Mass. and a sergeant in the Medical Corps. Mr. Ball's son, Bob, works for the college as lead caretaker of athletic facilities. We invite members of the community to log in and leaves notes and remembrances on this page. 

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