• Stanley Sunderland

    30 November 2022

    Stanley Sunderland, age 86, died on November 16 at his home in Stanton. As a member of the Project and Relief custodial crew, Stan could make the rare claim to have worked in every building on Carleton’s campus. He was hired in December 1975 and worked first as the custodian in the Music and Drama Center and later in Leighton and Laird. He retired in 1998 after a second assignment with the Project and Relief crew. Stan is remembered for his sense of humor and deep dedication to his family.

  • Bardwell Smith

    30 November 2022

    Bardwell Smith, age 97, died in Northfield on November 28. Bardwell was hired in 1960 to join Carleton’s recently formed Religion Department. He retired as the John W. Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emeritus, in 1996. He also served as the Dean of the College during a time of great change from 1967–1972 and then as the Director of Asian Studies from 1973–1977. Bardwell profoundly influenced generations of students and was a generous colleague to many who benefitted from his wise counsel, quick wit, and compassionate spirit.

  • Bill Huyck

    18 November 2022

    Willard “Bill” Huyck, class of 1953, died on November 16th at the age of 90. Bill began working at Carleton as an assistant in Physical Education in 1957 and held multiple successful coaching and teaching roles here until 1984, and again from 1997 to 2021. He was a man of deep integrity and was a very supportive and caring mentor to his colleagues and athletes.

  • Jerry Pardue

    14 October 2022

    Jerry Pardue, age 84, died in Athens, Texas on August 3rd. Jerry was the Varsity Wrestling Coach at Carleton from 1995 to 2000 and was named “Coach of the Year” by the MIAC conference in 2000. Jerry cared deeply about others and was a father figure to many. He went to great lengths to help his wrestlers, especially those with limited financial means.

  • Fred Easter

    27 September 2022

    Fred Easter, age 81, died on September 24th after a long battle with cancer. Fred began working at Carleton in 1968 and served in multiple capacities including: Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Black Activities, Director of Project ABC (“A Better Chance”), Associate Dean of Students, Director of the ABC Regional Office, one season in 1972 as the Freshman Basketball Coach, and Lecturer in English from 1974-76. Fred’s work at Carleton and throughout his life was dedicated to helping Black and other students of color gain access to higher education. He brought a sharp wit, strong intellect, and deep wisdom to all he did.

  • Romulus (“Molly”) Busa

    27 September 2022

    Romulus (“Molly”) Busa, age 82, died on Saturday, September 24th. Molly worked at Carleton for 27 years as a custodian, beginning in 1976 when he moved to Northfield from the Philippines. He worked in Severance for 23 of those years; Sayles-Hill for four more years; and just before his retirement in 2003, he worked in Hulings. Molly’s warmth, care, and sense of humor was appreciated by the students and many others with whom he worked.

  • Walter Wojciechowski

    2 September 2022

    Walter Wojciechowski, age 69, died on August 24th at home in Northfield. Walter was the designer & technical director of Theater from 1993 to 2011, as well as a senior lecturer in Theater and technical advisor to UNCO (The Uninvited Company, a student summer theater troupe) until 2011.

  • Sheila Best Kimble

    2 August 2022

    Sheila Best Kimble, age 82, died on July 26th in Casper, Wyoming. Sheila began as the Assistant Dean of Women in 1965 and left in 1974 as an Associate Dean of Students. At a time of great change at Carleton and in society, she was adept at helping to navigate the many complex issues.

  • Hartley Clark

    11 July 2022

    Hartley Clark, age 92, died on July 2nd in Northfield. Hartley taught Government and International Relations, beginning as an Instructor in 1955 and retiring in 1992 as the Frank B. Kellogg Professor of International Relations. He is remembered as a highly intelligent, kind, and perceptive person of great integrity.

  • Rosemary Rader

    6 July 2022

    Sister Rosemary Rader, age 91, died on June 29th in St Paul. Rosemary taught in the Religion Department as a visiting associate professor in 1994/95, and then as a Benedict distinguished visiting professor from 1996–98 and again from 1999–2001. She is remembered as a wise, warm, gracious, theologically adventurous, and lighthearted colleague who took her work and her students very seriously.