In Memoriam: Lillian Silver

Amherst College notes the passing of Lillian Silver on July 27, 2013. Silver came to the college in 1980 and worked as a secretary and as an assistant to the chair of the Department of Fine Arts until her retirement in 1995.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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.

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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: 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.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth J. LaValle

Amherst College notes the passing of Elizabeth J. LaValle on April 10, 2012. LaValle worked as a custodian at the college from 1982 until her retirement in 1997.

An obituary with more information is available here.

In Memoriam: Helen Mottla

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.

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