Farewells

Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community. For notices of alumni passings, please see Alumni Farewells.

  • Jimmy Hamilton

    James L. Hamilton died on December 31st in Bloomington, MN at the age of 80. Jimmy was an adjunct instructor in Music and Jazz Piano from 1990 until 1999. He was low-key and cool — a consummate jazz pianist — yet very friendly and cordial. Once Jimmy started playing, you knew you were in for a real musical treat. He was well-loved by his students and will be deeply missed by many.

  • Jack Ranslow

    Jack Ranslow

    December 2, 2016

    Jack R. Ranslow, age 67, died December 1st at home in Faribault after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jack worked at Carleton in Food Service and Custodial Services for 34 years, from 1975 until his retirement in 2009. Jack was well known on campus as always being friendly, kind, and positive, even after he got sick. He was a hard worker and a great person with whom to work. Jack was passionate about helping others and often volunteered at the Faribault prison and in the larger community.

  • Burt Levin

    Burt Levin

    November 1, 2016

    Burt Levin died on October 31st at age 86. Burt taught part-time in the Political Science Department at Carleton as the SIT Investment Visiting Professor of Asian Policy from 1994 until the fall of 2013. He enriched his classes with accounts of his long career in the U.S. State Department at embassies and consulates in Taipei, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and finally as the Ambassador to Burma from 1987–1990.

  • Cris Roosenraad

    Cris Roosenraad

    October 26, 2016

    Cris Roosenraad, 75, died at home on Monday, October 24th, from a heart attack. Cris came to Carleton in 1983 as the Dean of Students, a position he held for ten years. During that time, he also served as a Lecturer in Mathematics and Director of the Career Center.

  • Noel Williams

    Noel Williams

    October 12, 2016

    Noel Williams, 58, died on Monday, Oct 10th, at home in Elysian, MN, in a yard work accident.  Noel had worked as a Security Supervisor at Carleton since 1989.

  • Sidharth (Sid) Ramakrishnan ’19

    Sidharth Ramakrishnan ’19

    October 10, 2016

    Sidharth (Sid) Ramakrishnan ’19 died on September 21, 2016 at Carleton. Sid was intending to major in physics or chemistry with a dream of curing mental illnesses. He was known to his friends and faculty as brilliant, thoughtful, passionate, caring, and complex.