Amherst College notes the passing of Paul Herrmann on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Mr. Herrmann was the husband of Alice Herrmann, administrative assistant of the Annual Fund.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, with services at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Candi Ashenden officiating. An obituary with more information is available here.
Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Shirley Moores on Jan. 25, 2012. Moores first came to the college in 1953 and worked for the Alumni Council for seven years before moving to Frost Library, where she worked in Technical Services until her retirement in 1998. She continued working at Frost on a casual basis for several years after her official retirement.
Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Helen Mottla on Jan. 3, 2012. Mottla arrived at the college in 1966 as a secretary for The Journal of Economic History. That same year, she began working as secretary to the Department of Biology. In 1979, she became secretary to the Dean of Students, a position she kept until her retirement in 1994.
Amherst College notes the passing of Matthew Lee on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Lee came to the college in 1999 and worked as a police officer up until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and four daughters, Caylin, Hannah, Emma and Grace.
Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Jeannette Mailloux on Aug. 29, 2011. Mailloux came to the college in 1961 as a maid and moved to Valentine Hall in 1971, where she worked as a server until her retirement in 1979. She was the widow of Frederick Mailloux, also a retiree of the college, and among her three children is Ron Mailloux, who worked for Custodial Services for many years.
Amherst College notes the passing of Zuhdo Jusufovich on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Jusufovich came to Amherst in 2003 and worked as a custodian up until the time of his death. Before coming to the college, he had worked as an electrician and a teacher. He is survived by his son, Elvedin.
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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.
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.
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.