In Memoriam: James A. Towson

Amherst College notes the passing of James A. Towson on May 14, 2013. Towson worked as a general mechanic and refrigerator mechanic at the college from 1968 until his retirement in 1983.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Ivone Barriga

It is with sadness that we note the sudden passing of Merle Ivone Barriga Ramirez, Five College Fellow in our Theater and Dance Department, on April 11, 2013. She had been at Amherst College since July 2012.

In Memoriam: Carl Schmalz Jr.

Amherst College notes the passing of Carl Schmalz Jr., professor of fine arts, emeritus, on Feb. 22, 2013. Schmalz taught at Amherst from 1962 until his retirement in 1994.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Nancy R. Board

Amherst College notes the passing of Nancy R. Board on Jan. 30, 2013. Board came to the college in 1991 as secretary to the treasurer. Over the course of her career, she also worked in the  Departments of Philosophy and Black Studies. Most recently, she was editorial assistant on The American Mathematical Monthly. She retired in 2011.

In Memoriam: Joseph Ablow

Amherst College notes the passing of Joseph Ablow on Nov. 14, 2012. Ablow, a renowned painter and teacher, was a visiting professor for 1975-76 and a visiting artist-in-residence for the fall semester of 2003.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Stanley E. Seymour

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Stanley E. Seymour on Nov. 10, 2012. Seymour worked for the college as a groundsman and as a truck driver from 1953 until his retirement in 1981. His wife, Ruth (Eaton) Seymour, who passed away in 2008, worked in the college’s Mailing Center from 1970 to 1979.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Amy Olney Johnson

Amherst College notes the passing of retired employee Amy Olney Johnson on Sept. 8, 2012. Johnson served as assistant dean of admissions from 1979 to 1985 and as associate dean of admissions from 1985 until her retirement in 1992.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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In Memoriam: Deene D. Clark

Amherst College notes the passing of The Rev. Dr. Deene D. Clark on Sept. 5, 2012. After 20 years in parish ministry, Clark came to the college on Aug. 25, 1985, as the assistant dean of students and assistant director of the Career Center. In August of 1986, he became the assistant director of career counseling and the Protestant religious advisor. In 1989, the former title was updated to Associate Director of Career Counseling, and in 1994, the latter title became Coordinator of Religious Affairs. Clark retired from the college on Jan. 1, 2000.

The Pioneer

By Emily Gold Boutilier

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Donald S. Pitkin, who introduced anthropology to the Amherst curriculum, died on May 11 at his home in Amherst. He was 90.

In Memoriam: Thomas Francis "Trey" Malone III ’15E

The Amherst College community mourns the loss of Trey Malone of Bradenton, Fla., who passed away on Sunday, June 17.

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