Fredric L. Cheyette (1932–2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of Fredric L. Cheyette, professor of history, emeritus, on April 14, 2015. Professor Cheyette joined the faculty of the Department of History in 1963 and retired in 2005.

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John Pistel '69 (d. 2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee John Pistel '69 on Oct. 10, 2015. Pistel graduated from Amherst in 1969, and then was hired in 1992 as its senior development officer/director of principal gifts. He worked at the College until his retirement in 2010.

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Kurt Hertzfeld (1918–2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Kurt Hertzfeld on Sept. 13, 2015. Hertzfeld was appointed treasurer of the College in 1968 and retired in the early 1980s.

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Miriam McEwan (d. 2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Miriam McEwan on June 18, 2015. McEwan came to the College in 1969 as a librarian in the Department of Music. In 1976, she moved to Frost Library and became a cataloging assistant. She retired in 1992.

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Peter M. Batura Jr. (1973–2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of Peter M. Batura Jr. on March 8, 2015. Batura worked at the College as a custodian starting in 2000, and also served on the Employee Council.

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John B. Halsted (1926–2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of John B. Halsted, the Henry Winkley Professor of History, Emeritus, on Feb. 25, 2015. Halsted joined the faculty of the Department of History in 1952 and retired in 1997.

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Irene A. Walas (1933–2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of Irene A. Walas on Jan. 23, 2015. Walas worked for the College in the Office of Administrative Services and Mailing Center from 1968 through her retirement in 1999, and then as a casual employee for many years thereafter. Her daughter-in-law, Jayne Walas, works in the College’s Advancement Operations.

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Mary Barkowski (1908–2015)

Amherst College notes the passing of Mary Barkowski on Jan. 8, 2015. Barkowski served as the College’s nurse and supervisor of the clinic from 1935 until her retirement in 1975.

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Dorothy Ives (1918–2014)

Amherst College notes the passing of Dorothy Ives on Aug. 19, 2014. Ives came to the college in 1940, as an order assistant in the library. She left that position in 1943, returning as a secretary to the astronomy department in 1955. She transferred to the economics department in 1966 and remained there until her retirement in 1987.

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