28 October 2019
Mary Horozaniecki, age 68, died on Oct 23rd after a long battle with cancer. Mary taught violin at Carleton for 24 years, beginning as an adjunct instructor in 1993 and retiring as Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola in 2017. “Mrs. H,” as she was known to her students, was a cheerful, supportive, and effective teacher and a gracious and generous colleague.
23 October 2019
Patty Olson, age 72, died October 22, after a hard battle with cancer. Patty worked at Carleton for 36 years, beginning as a Data Systems Specialist and Computer Operator in 1974 and retiring as a User Support Specialist with Information Technology Services in 2010. With the huge changes in computing during those years, Patty kept up with learning about all the new technologies. She launched into everything with a smile and positive energy, which made working with her a real joy.
12 August 2019
Rebecca Carel, age 66, died on August 8th after an illness. Becky was a part-time Recreation Center staff and Building Supervisor from 2006 to the present, where she was always willing to pitch in and provide valuable ideas. She cared deeply about others, including their wellness and fitness. Becky loved being around students and people always enjoyed being around her. Becky’s smile and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.
27 May 2019
John Tymoczko, age 70, died May 26th of a heart attack. John taught Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Carleton for 39 years, beginning in 1976 as an Assistant Professor of Biology and retiring in 2015 as the Towsley Professor of Biology, Emeritus.
16 May 2019
John Philip Stark recently passed away at the age of 73. Phil worked at Carleton for 33 years with many different titles, beginning in 1980 as the Director of Media Services and retiring in 2013 as the Technical Coordinator for Events in College Relations.
22 March 2019
Andrea Lucia Kodner-Wenzel, age 59, died on March 14th. Andrea was an adjunct instructor in flute at Carleton from 1991 to 2001. She combined her interests and skills in music with work in information technology.
12 March 2019
LaNelle Olsen, age 89, died on March 6th in Northfield. LaNelle was a Development Staff Associate at Carleton from 1974–1979. Beyond her work in Development at both colleges, LaNelle was known for her energy, good humor, and commitment to peace and social justice.
5 March 2019
David Roberts, age 58, died in Northfield on February 24th after a long illness. David worked for the Sodexho food service from December 1996 to May 2003. He made strong friendships with students over those years and was known as “Superfan David Roberts” because of his enthusiasm for Carleton athletics.
4 December 2018
Nancy Cantwell, age 88, died on November 16th in an assisted living facility near her son’s home in Maryland. Nancy worked in the Carleton Library as an assistant in circulation from 1976-1986. She was married to Richard Cantwell, an emeritus professor of German, who died in 2014.
27 September 2018
Dennis Easley, age 68, died Wednesday, September 26 after a difficult illness. Dennis was Carleton’s Superintendent of Grounds from 1979 until his retirement in 2012. He was also the clock operator for basketball during many of those years, including the most recent season. Dennis cared deeply about the Carleton community and wanted the physical campus to reflect the college’s values and be welcoming of all. His quiet remarks and actions were sprinkled with a dry sense of humor.