In Memoriam

Sharing news about the passing of Williams faculty, staff and retirees.

The Death of Retiree Dorothy Reinke

With sadness, Williams notes the passing of retired staff member Dorothy Reinke, who died on April 7, 2023. Dorothy joined the college in 1973 and retired in February 1985 as Assistant to the Director of the Graduate Program in Art History. Although no further information is available at this time,… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree William Noyes

With sadness, Williams notes the passing of retired staff member Bill Noyes on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Bill joined the college in 1976 and retired in November 2003 as Groundskeeper at Buildings and Grounds and the Department of Athletics. For a tribute to his life, please see the family‚Äôs… Continue reading »

The Death of Peggy Weyers

Williams mourns the passing of retired staff member Peggy Weyers, who passed away the age of 78 on April 11, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy joined Williams in December of 1984, beginning a long career in administrative support, primarily in the Anthropology and Sociology departments. Working with her… Continue reading »

The Death of Sandra Montgomery

Williams mourns the passing of retired staff member Sandra Montgomery, who passed away the age of 82, on Friday, January 13, 2023, at her home in Adams, MA. Sandra joined Williams in 1979 and retired from her position as administrative assistant in the Department of Economics in 1999. She is… Continue reading »

The Passing of Tony Williams

Dear colleagues, Williams mourns the loss of Dining staff member Anthony Duane (Tony) Williams, who died at home in North Adams last Tuesday, December 13. He was 61 years old. Born in Elmira, NY, to Ernest and Catherine (Black) Williams, Tony attended Elmira High School and worked for many… Continue reading »

The Passing of Janice Evans

Williams mourns the loss of retired staff member Janice Evans, who died at her home in Clarksburg last Wednesday, December 14. She was 73 years old. Janice joined Williams as as the Human Resources Secretary in late 1986. She continued in that role, with a later title change, retiring as… Continue reading »

The Death of Jay M. Pasachoff

Williams faculty, staff and students, I write, as promised, with a tribute to the late Jay M. Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor and Chair of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory, who died from lung cancer on Sunday. In an obituary earlier this week, The New York Times paid… Continue reading »

The Death of Jay Pasachoff

Williams faculty, students and staff, I write, with sadness, to let you know that Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Director of the Hopkins Observatory and Chair of the Astronomy Department, died this morning. Jay joined Williams in 1972 and taught here for more than 50 years. He was… Continue reading »