Amherst College notes the passing of Edward S. Belt, the Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor in Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus, in March 2019. Belt came to the College in July 1966 as an assistant professor in geology. He became an associate professor in 1970 and a full professor in 1978. In 1995, he took on directorship of the Pratt  Museum of Natural History. He remained in that position until his retirement in 2002. 

A wake and viewing will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the home of Belt's relatives at 116 Alpine Drive in Amherst.
 
A funeral Mass will take place on Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Bridgid’s Catholic Church, 122 North Pleasant Street in Amherst.
 
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