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In Memoriam - Archives

  • Patricia Totten, who worked 45 years in the Office of Alumni Affairs, died May 25, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany.
  • Thomas M. Travis, a member of the information technology staff for almost 25 years, died suddenly at home on January 18, 2015.
  • Shirley Webb, a longtime member of the staff of Scribner Library, died October 17, 2014, in Albany.
  • Frances N. Weiss, a longtime member of the dining staff, died May 4, 2011, in Malta, N.Y. She was 91.
  • Patricia Weller, of the Scribner Library, died Dec. 22, 2003, at her home in Saratoga Springs. She was 64.
  • Deborah A. Wetherby, a retired member of the Dining Services staff, died June 28, 2016. She was 59.
  • Bertha Irene (Clark) Whipple, a longtime member of Skidmore's housekeeping staff, died Jul, 27, 2013, at Wesley Health Center in Saratoga Springs. She was 73.
  • Ruth Rowe Wilson, a former first lady of Skidmore College and an honorary member of the Class of 1961, died February 19, 2012, in Vacaville, Calif. She was 97.
  • Charles Winney, longtime dining staffer, died December 8, 2006, in New Rochelle, N.Y.
  • Wilbert Wright, a Dining Services employee for nearly 40 years, died July 24 in Albany, GA. He was 75.
  • 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.
  • Ethel Maria Yarbrough, a former housekeeper, died August 15, 2011, in Saratoga Springs. She was 102.
  • Erline Youngblood, a longtime member of the Dining Services staff who reportedly was Skidmore's first female cook, died May 16, 2013, at Saratoga Hospital.