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In Memoriam - Archives

  • Allen Kifer
    Allen Kifer, a scholar of U.S. race relations and longtime faculty member in the Department of History, died October 30, 2013. He was 85. Read More.
  • Alma Becker
    Alma Becker, nationally recognized theater director and longtime member of Skidmore's Theater Department, died June 2, 2013, following a long illness. She was 67. Read More.
  • Anne Palamountain: A remembrance
    A prominent figure in the community and a personal friend to many, the former "First Lady" of Skidmore College passed away on January 24. In a recent interview, she discussed her love for Skidmore and how she came to Saratoga Springs. Read More.
  • Anne Ross Fairbanks
    Anne Ross Fairbanks died June 18, 2009, in Troy, N.Y. A former Olympic athlete, Presidential Point of Light, teacher, scholar, and Skidmore aquatics coach, she was 85 years old. Read More.
  • Anthony Otrembiak
    Anthony Otrembiak, a Skidmore College retiree, died February 1, 2005, at his home in Milton, N.Y. Read More.
  • Barbara Fortin
    Barbara Fortin, who retired from the Housekeeping staff in 2000, died January 5, 2014. She was 79. Read More.
  • Charlotte A. Taylor
    Charlotte A. Taylor, a longtime member of the Dining Services staff, died January 30, 2014. She was 77. Read More.
  • David E. Long
    David E. Long, the architect of Skidmore's modern fundraising program and longtime vice president at the College, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Saratoga Hospital. Read More.
  • Denton W. Crocker
    Denton Winslow Crocker, noted zoologist and professor emeritus of biology, died Feb. 19, 2012, of complications from cancer. Read More.
  • Edward J. Murray
    Edward J. Murray, supervisor of transportation and grounds from 1991 to 1998, died Feb. 22, 2006, at home. He was 69. Read More.
  • Eleanor L. Huston
    Eleanor L. Huston, former executive secretary to the Secretary of the College, died March 3, 2006, at Saratoga Hospital. Read More.
  • Eleanore F. Galant
    Eleanore F. Galant, Skidmore's longtime director of publications, died June 25, 2006, at Wesley Health Care Center following a brief illness. Read More.
  • Ernest R. "Ernie" Lloyd III
    Ernest R. "Ernie" Lloyd III, a longtime member of the housekeeping staff, died May 19, 2010, at Albany Medical Center. He was 85. Read More.
  • Frederick A. Spear
    Frederick A. Spear, professor emeritus of French and the "ultimate bibliographer," according to a Skidmore colleague, died Dec. 31, 2008, in Portsmouth, N.H. He was 85. Read More.
  • Gene Marie Green
    Gene Marie Green, accomplished musician and gifted teacher whose career in Skidmore's Music Department spanned nearly four decades, died May 1, 2010, following a battle with cancer. Read More.
  • Henry C. Galant
    Henry C. Galant, professor emeritus and founding chair of the Department of Government at Skidmore, died Nov. 16, 2010, from complications of pneumonia. He was 92. Read More.
  • John L. Reed
    John L. Reed, who served the College for 27 years as a professor of education, chair of the Education Department, and director of the College's Elementary Education Program, died June 28, 2014, at his home in Saratoga Springs. The cause was pancreatic cancer. He was 85. Read More.
  • John L. Yakush Sr.
    John L. Yakush Sr., a longtime Skidmore plumber known for an impish sense of humor and creative approach to solving plumbing dilemmas, died Sept. 29, 2007. He was 77. Read More.
  • Lawrence R. "Ronnie" Greenwood
    Lawrence R. "Ronnie" Greenwood, a maintenance mechanic at Skidmore and, according to many who knew him, "one of the nicest people ever to work at the College," died March 11, 2010, at his home in Corinth. Read More.
  • Leon E. Briggs Sr.
    Leon E. Briggs Sr., retired member of the College's Custodial Operations staff, died March 11, 2012, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs. Read More.

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