In Memoriam

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 »

The Passing of Stephen D. Sneed

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired staff member who has passed away. Stephen D. Sneed, who served as associate dean of the college for 23 years, died on Sunday, October 28, in Williamstown. He was 69. Stephen arrived at Williams in 1993 and… Continue reading »

The Passing of Marilyn J. “Sue” Superneau

To the Williams community, I write to report the sad news that retired staff member Marilyn J. “Sue” Superneau, who served as a security officer at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) for 16 years, passed away on October 27, 2018. Sue began at Williams in 1990 and worked… Continue reading »

The Passing of Gloria Rowland

To the Williams community, I write to report the sad news that retired staff member Gloria Rowland, who served as the front desk receptionist in the Admission Office for 18 years, passed away on September 3. Gloria began at Williams in 1971 and worked in Mather House until her retirement… Continue reading »

The Passing of Nicole Desrosiers

To the Williams community, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Nicole Desrosiers, who taught at the college for more than four decades, passed away on August 31. Born on June 6, 1941, to German Jewish parents who had emigrated to Le Puy, France, Nicole… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor Guilford Spencer

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired faculty member who has passed away. Guilford (Guil) L. Spencer II, Class of 1944, the Frederick Latimer Wells Professor of Mathematics, emeritus, who taught at the college for 32 years, died on July 24 at the Commons… Continue reading »

The Passing of Ralph Armstrong

To the Williams community, I am sad to share the news of the death of retiree Ralph “Sonny” Armstrong of Florida, Mass. Ralph, who served as a custodian for nearly 27 years, died July 10 at age 78. Ralph began his employment at Williams in 1975. During his time as… Continue reading »

The Passing of Roger Pedercini

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that Roger Pedercini, who began his career at Williams in 1991 and retired in 2006, has passed away. Roger died on June 8, at age 81, at Williamstown Commons. A dispatcher and… Continue reading »

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