In Memoriam

The Passing of David Holland

Williams faculty and staff, I write with more sad news that we’ve lost another member of our community. David Holland, who served as the college’s bursar for 15 years, passed away on October 5 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington. Many of David’s former colleagues have reached… Continue reading »

The Passing of Beverly King

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to report that retired staff member Beverly King passed away on October 7 at Williamstown Commons. Born in North Adams, she attended local schools and graduated from Williamstown High School. As a youth she served in the Civil Air Patrol for… Continue reading »

The Passing of Nancy Samuelson

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired staff member Nancy Samuelson passed away on September 12 in Williamstown. She was 86. Nancy and her husband Carl came to Williams in 1966, when he took a position as the swimming and diving coach. Several years… Continue reading »

The Passing of Fred Greene

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that Fred Greene, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Government, Emeritus, passed away on September 3 in Williamstown. He was 97. Fred taught at Williams from 1949 to 1986. During those decades teaching, researching and writing about international relations, he… Continue reading »

The Passing of Gail Ouellette

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that Gail Ouellette, a longtime cook in Dining Services, passed away on Friday, April 17, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Gail came to Williams 35 years ago and was a breakfast and lunch cook at Mission Park,… Continue reading »

The Passing of Jean Zabek

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to share the news that retired student medical services secretary Jean Zabek passed away on Thursday, March 5, at Williamstown Commons. She was 76. Born and raised in Adams, she came to Williams in 1985 and served the Health Services Office… Continue reading »

The Passing of Phyllis Wylde

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired senior catalog assistant Phyllis Wylde passed away on Sunday, March 1, at Berkshire Medical Center. She was 86. A native of North Adams, she attended local schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church and… Continue reading »

The Passing of George LeFave

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to inform you that retired custodian George Francis LeFave passed away on Thursday, January 30, at his home in North Adams. He was 87. A North Adams native, he was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Kove

To the Williams community, I write with the sad news that retired museum monitor Robert “Bob” Kove passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 27. He was 85. An Albany native, he graduated from Siena College with a degree in chemistry, and then served in the U.S. Marine… Continue reading »

The Passing of John Anderson

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of retired museum security officer John R. Anderson, who passed away on Friday, January 3, in Dalton. He was 88. John was born in Quincy, Mass., and attended local schools. A veteran of the Korean… Continue reading »

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