In Memoriam

The Passing of Elinore Herne

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired secretary Elinore Herne, who worked in the admissions office for nearly two decades, passed away on Tuesday, May 21. She was 92. In the 17 admissions cycles during her tenure, Elinore was highly regarded for her attention… Continue reading »

The Passing of Glyn Norton   

To the Williams community, It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of retired faculty member Glyn P. Norton, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of International Studies, Emeritus. Glyn, who taught at Williams for 24 years, passed away on March 6 at Providence St. Continue reading »

The Passing of William T. Fox

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired faculty member who has passed away. William “Bill” T. Fox, Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Minerology, emeritus, who taught at the college for 35 years, died on February 12 in Williamstown. He was 86. A lifelong… Continue reading »

The Passing of Diane Miller

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that Diane (Wiles) Miller, a dispatcher with Campus Safety and Security (CSS) since 2013, passed away on Sunday, February 3. Diane came to Williams 30 years ago and worked in several areas of the college, including Dining Services. She… Continue reading »

The Passing of Charles Fuqua

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired faculty member who has passed away. Charles “Charlie” Fuqua, Garfield Professor of Ancient Languages, emeritus, who taught at the college for 37 years, died on January 19 at his Williamstown home. He was 83. The son of… Continue reading »

The Passing of Eugenia Smith

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired college bursar Eugenia “Genie” Smith passed away on Friday, January 11, at the Williamstown Commons. Genie wore many hats during her respected 21-year tenure at Williams. She joined the college development office in 1974 and later moved… Continue reading »

The Passing of Loretta Smith

To the Williams community, I write today to share the news of the passing of retiree Loretta Smith, who spent 20 years in Dining Services as a snack bar attendant from 1961 to 1981. She died on Thursday, January 10, at the Williamstown Commons. She was 99. Loretta was born… Continue reading »

The Passing of Crystal Brooks

To the Williams community, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that a longtime member of our community, Crystal Brooks, passed away unexpectedly. She served for more than three decades at the college and was the director of prospect management and research in the Development Office… Continue reading »

The Passing of Edgar “Skeeter” Lewis

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Edgar “Skeeter” Lewis, a longtime member of our custodial team. We recently learned that Skeeter passed away earlier this month at Massachusetts General Hospital. The funeral will be held tomorrow,… Continue reading »

The Passing of Renzie Lamb

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that on Saturday, November 17, Williams lost a legend with the passing of retired longtime coach Renzie Lamb, whose coaching career at Williams spanned 36 years. In addition to serving as head coach of men’s lacrosse throughout most of… Continue reading »

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