In Memoriam

The Passing of Frank L. Wellcome, Jr.

To the Williams community, I write today to let you know we have recently learned that a college retiree has passed away. Frank Lindsay Wellcome, Jr., age 103, died April 20 in Topsham, Me. Frank worked in the college’s computing center, now the Office of Information Technology, from 1971 until… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor Richard O. Rouse, Jr.

I write today with sad news of another retired faculty member who has passed away. Richard O. Rouse, Jr., the Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Psychology, emeritus, who taught at the college from 1948 until his retirement in 1983, died April 16 at the Berkshire Medical Center… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor Raymond Chang

To the Williams community, I write today with the very sad news of the passing of Raymond Chang. Raymond, the Halford R. Clark Professor of Natural Sciences, emeritus, died last week on Bainbridge Island, Washington, at the age of 77. Raymond lived under the shadow of war most of his… Continue reading »

The Passing of M. Elaine Bentley

To the Williams community, I was saddened today to learn of the passing of a college retiree. M. Elaine Bentley, 84, of Adams, who worked for the college from 1972 until her retirement as a custodian in 2001, died on March 31 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert T. Nichols

To the Williams community, I am sad to report that a retiree of the college recently passed away. Robert T. Nichols, 85, of Ripley, NY, formerly of North Adams, died Friday, March 17. He was employed in the department of Building and Grounds as a car attendant from 1986 until his… Continue reading »

The Passing of Frances J. Lewis

To the Williams community, I write today with the sad news of a retiree who has passed away. Frances Joan Lewis, 78, of Williamstown, who worked for the college for 29 years, died on March 17. Fran was born in North Adams in 1938 and graduated from Drury High… Continue reading »

The Passing of Phyllis Dorothy Wiles

I was saddened yesterday to learn of the passing of Phyllis Dorothy Wiles, 88, of Pittsfield, who retired from the college as comptroller in 1986. Phyllis was born in 1928 in Oxford, Iowa, and moved to Williamstown as a child. She was educated in Williamstown schools. Starting her career at… Continue reading »

The Passing of John W. Blake

I am sad to report to you today the death of retiree John W. Blake of North Adams. John died Feb. 3 at Williamstown Commons at age 87. John came to the college in 1962 and joined what was known then as the building and grounds department. He is remembered… Continue reading »

The Passing of V. Marguerite Chittenden

I am sad to report the death of V. Marguerite Chittenden, 93, a Dining Services retiree who passed away at her home on Jan. 11. Midge, as she was known, came to Williams in 1982 and retired in 1989. She is fondly remembered as a very dedicated hard worker, who… Continue reading »

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