William L. Swartzbaugh (1923-2018)

Amherst College notes the passing of William L. Swartzbaugh on Oct. 17, 2018. Swartzbaugh served as an associate dean in the Dean of Students' Office from 1961 to 1967 and as dean of students from 1967 to 1968. He was also chair of the Board of Academic Advisors from 1966 to 1968 and a foreign student advisor from 1965 to 1968.

Please see his obituary for more information. 

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Donald M. Shaw (1947-2018)

Amherst College notes the passing of Donald M. Shaw on Nov. 16, 2018. Shaw came to the College as a custodian in 1973, moving to the position of painter/paper-hanger/glazier in 1976. He worked in that position through his retirement in 2009.

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Justin Imperatore '20 (1996-2018)

The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Justin Imperatore, of Summit, N.J., who passed away on Oct. 2, 2018. At Amherst, he studied history and philosophy and played as a goalie on the men's lacrosse team.

An obituary is available here with more information, including how to donate in Justin's memory to a scholarship fund at Avon Old Farms School, of which he was a graduate.

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Joseph Kargul (1930-2018)

Amherst College notes the passing of Joseph Kargul on Sept. 16, 2018. Kargul came to the College in 1985 as a kitchen assistant and worked in Valentine until his retirement in 1996.

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John A. Larareo (1932-2018)

Amherst College notes the passing of John A. Larareo on March 2, 2018. Larareo came to Amherst in 1963 and worked as a custodian until his retirement in 1994.

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Jeffrey B. Ferguson (d. 2018)

In a March 12, 2018, letter to the community, President Biddy Martin wrote with great sadness to share news of the passing of Jeffrey B. Ferguson, the Karen and Brian Conway '80, P'18 Presidential Teaching Professor of Black Studies. The text of her letter follows. 
 
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Harrison L. Gregg (d. 2018)

Amherst College notes the passing of College retiree Harrison L. Gregg on April 2, 2018. Gregg first came to the College in 1980, as a junior programmer in the Three Colleges Computing Center. He later worked as a senior programmer, systems analyst and program manager, before moving to the Institutional Research office in 1995. in 2005, Gregg became the associate registrar and worked in that role until his retirement in 2010. After retirement, Gregg continued his service, working as a guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum.

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Christopher Collins ’20 (1997-2018)

Chris Collins The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Christopher Collins ’20, of Wakefield, R.I., who passed away on March 29, 2018. He was a mathematics major and a former member of Amherst’s baseball team. A campus gathering was held on March 30 to remember Chris and to provide support for his friends and family.

“Chris was loved for his thoughtfulness and kindness, his genuine curiosity about others, and his love of family, friends, music, baseball and writing, among many other qualities,” President Biddy Martin noted in an email to the community.

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Andrew Dorogi ’18 (1996-2018)

Andrew Dorogi The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Andrew Dorogi ’18, who passed away on March 16, 2018, in Mexico. Andrew came to Amherst from Cleveland, Ohio, and was an economics major and a member of the football team. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, teammates, coaches and teachers. For those seeking solace and community, the College hosted a campus-only event on the evening of March 19 for attendees to share their remembrances of Andrew. In addition, Chapin Chapel will be open for prayer and meditation, the Counseling Center will offer expanded services, and coaches, counselors and student affairs are available for those needing support, sympathy or companionship. Cards and message boards have also been positioned at several spots on campus for anyone wishing to leave thoughts, memories and condolences. 

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Barbara Wilda (1944-2017)

Amherst College notes the passing of College retiree Barbara Wilda on Nov. 9, 2017. Wilda was hired in 1990 as a server in Valentine Dining Hall and worked there through her retirement in 2007.

Please see her obituary for more information. 

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Mary Carlson (1936-2017)

Amherst College notes the passing of retiree Mary Carlson on Sept. 16, 2017. Carlson first came to the College in 1978 and worked as a staff assistant and admissions specialist in the Admission Office. She retired in 2005.

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Lorraine F. (Roy) Tully (d. 2017)

Amherst College notes the passing of retiree Lorraine Tully on March 25, 2017, in Holyoke. Tully came to the College in 1978 as the secretary to the librarian and became the library's business manager in 2008. She retired from the College in 2010. 

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Francis "Jim" Osborn (d. 2016)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Francis "Jim" Osborn on Dec. 13, 2016. He was 85. Mr. Osborn came to the College in 1959 and worked as a custodian until his retirement in 1994.

An obituary with more information is available here

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Elizabeth M. "BettyAnn" Kelly (1926-2016)

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Elizabeth M. "BettyAnn" Kelly on Dec. 9, 2016. Ms. Kelly came to the College in 1977 as a slides curator in the fine arts department. In 1983, she became the fine arts librarian, and in 1987, she combined that position with head of circulation. Ms. Kelly retired in 1996.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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John "Jack" Pemberton (1928-2016)

Amherst College notes the passing of John "Jack" Pemberton, the Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus, on Nov. 30, 2016. Pemberton came to the College in 1958 and retired in 1998.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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