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  • Howard Abramowitz, associate professor of sociology, died April 9, 1990.
  • Alice P. Adam, who was the secretary in the Department of Psychology for 17 years, died March 9, 2015, at Saratoga Hospital following a short illness. She was 77.
  • Rita Agosta, a former longtime staff member at Skidmore's Scribner Library, died on December 26, 2008, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs. She was 96.
  • Claire King Amyot, Skidmore's first director of health services, died November 17, 1983, at Saratoga Hospital. She was 75 years old.
  • Helen (“Foo”) Donohoe Armstrong, a longtime switchboard operator at Skidmore, died January 3, 2013, in Glens Falls, N.Y. She was 87.
  • Daniel Balmuth, a scholar of the Soviet Union and Russia and a member of the history faculty for 40 years, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Saratoga Hospital.
  • Alwin "Al" Barney, former chief of security, died November 18, 2003, in Saratoga Springs. He was 88.
  • Peter B. Baruzzi, professor emeritus of art at Skidmore, died July 25, 2014, in Saratoga Springs. He was 89.
  • Parker Baum, who retired as a professor of chemistry in 1987 after 22 years of service, died August 13, 2014, at the Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home in Clifton Park. He was 90.
  • Ruth Beach, a member of the Scribner Library staff died May 21, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family.
  • 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.
  • Miriam J. Benkovitz, professor emerita of English for 30 years, died June 12, 1986, following a long illness. She was 74.
  • Mabel "Peggy" Biggie, a longtime housekeeping and Dining Services employee, died peacefully on September 14, 2018. She was 92.
  • Frederick Bolster, who served for 40 years in Skidmore’s maintenance operations, died December 4, 2017, at Saratoga Hospital following a short illness. He was 72.
  • John Bradley, a longtime member of the Custodial Operations staff, died Feb. 11, 2015. He was 75.
  • Mary Oliver Bradley, a member of the Dining Services staff for 42 years, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, in Saratoga Springs.
  • Una Bray, associate professor of mathematics emerita, died April 30, 2019. She was 72.
  • 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.
  • Harriet Maxwell Brown, a member of the Skidmore faculty for 32 years, died at the age of 94 in Exeter, N.H., during the early winter of 1991.
  • William Brynteson, professor emeritus of history, died June 13, 2004, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.