In Memoriam

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 »

The Passing of Gloria Jean Sausville

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report that a retiree recently passed away. Gloria Jean Sausville of Bennington, who worked in Dining Services for 25 years, died on September 11. She was 72. Gloria started working for the college in 1983 as a dishwasher at Driscoll dining hall,… Continue reading »

The Passing of David A. Booth

To the Williams community, I am sad to report to you today the death of David A. Booth, retired vice provost and political science lecturer. David passed away Sept. 5 in Laguna Woods, Calif. He was 84. Born in Canton, Ohio, and raised in northeastern Ohio and… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor Leslie Brown

To the Williams community, It is with profound sadness that I write to you about the death of Professor of History Leslie Brown. Leslie passed away August 5 in Boston after a battle with cancer. Leslie had been a member of the Williams faculty since 2008, and… Continue reading »

The Passing of Charles E. Gardner Sr.

To the Williams Community, I was sad to learn this week that a retiree has passed away. Charles E. Gardner Sr., a 26-year veteran of Campus Safety & Security, died July 19 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was 82. Born in Williamstown in 1933, Chuck attended Williamstown… Continue reading »

The Passing of James W. Gregory Jr.

To the Williams Community, I am sad to report the death on Saturday of James W. Gregory Jr., who retired from Williams in 2010 after a career in the college’s grounds operation that spanned five decades. Jim, known to many family and friends as “Jim-O,” came to… Continue reading »

The Passing of Anthony Louis “Lou” Morin

To the Williams Community, I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Anthony Louis “Lou” Morin, 82, of North Adams, Mass., who worked for many years in Dining Services. He passed away on May 30 in Pittsfield. Born in 1933 in North Adams, he attended… Continue reading »

The Passing of Eleanor R. Brown

To the Williams Community, I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Eleanor R. Brown, who retired from Williams in 1989 as a lecturer in the biology department. Ellie, as her colleagues knew her, passedaway on May 2 in the Boston area. Born in 1921 in Brooklyn, N.Y.,… Continue reading »

The Passing of Willard “Bill” Busl

To the Williams Community: I was saddened to learn of the death of Willard “Bill” Busl, 92, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., who worked in Campus Safety and Security at Williams for 25 years. He passed away March 8 in Port St. Lucie. Bill was born in… Continue reading »