In Memoriam

The Passing of Phebe Cramer

To the Williams community, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Phebe Cramer, emerita professor of psychology, passed away on Friday, April 2, at Berkshire Medical Center.  Having earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1962 from New York… Continue reading »

The Passing of Bob Behr

To the Williams community, It is my sad duty to report that Robert “Bob” Vaughn Behr ’55, who retired early in 1996 after a lengthy tenure in the Alumni Relations Office, passed away on Sunday, March 14. He was 87. Bob’s Williams story is… Continue reading »

The Passing of Janice Richards

Williams staff and faculty, We just learned that retired staff member Janice Richards, who was a custodian at the college for more than 20 years, passed away on January 7. She was 85. Born and raised in North Adams, she attended local schools. Known… Continue reading »

The Passing of Shirley Wolfe

Williams staff and faculty, We just learned the sad news that retired custodian Shirley Wolfe passed away on December 1 at her home in North Adams. She was 95. In light of the pandemic, we may not receive such notices as promptly as we would under normal circumstances, though I… Continue reading »

The Passing of Stephen Alcombright

To the Williams community, It is my duty to share the sad news that retired staff member Stephen Alcombright passed away on January 22 at his home in North Adams. He was a custodian at the college for more than 10 years before he retired in 2006. Born in North… Continue reading »

The Passing of Francis Ogert

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired staff member Francis Ogert, who worked in Dining Services for more than 20 years, passed away on December 8 at Hillcrest Commons. He was 80.  Born in North Adams, he enjoyed… Continue reading »

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 »