Farewells

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

  • Chuck Donnell ’54

    Chuck Donnell

    July 18, 2017

    Chuck Donnell, age 85 and class of 1954, died on July 14th after a valiant battle with cancer. Chuck was a Carleton Trustee from 1981–1985 and worked in various capacities in the Development Office between 1990 and 2010, creating Carleton's very successful 50th Reunion Program. He loved to build and renew connections between people and the college and was deeply committed to keeping it affordable for many.

  • Jonathan Woocher

    Jonathan Woocher

    July 11, 2017

    Jonathan Woocher, age 70, died of cancer on July 7th. Jonathan taught at Carleton from 1972-1979. As the first person appointed to teach Judaic Studies in the Religion Department, he enhanced the path towards the pluralistic study of religion at Carleton. A deeply engaged teacher and scholar, Jonathan was a man of dialogue and community building both within Judaism and beyond. These gifts came to fruition in his subsequent career as an educator and leader within the larger Jewish community, helping to shape American Jewish educational priorities.

  • Russell Langworthy

    Russell Langworthy

    July 10, 2017

    Russell Langworthy died on July 1st at a hospice center in Rhode Island at the age of 92. Russ taught Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton from 1953 until 1986. His work focused on economic and social development, including land tenure systems, especially in India, Italy, and later in Ukraine and the Baltic countries.

  • Betty Armstrong

    Betty Armstrong

    July 5, 2017

    Betty Armstrong, 87, died on Monday, July 3rd. Betty was a switchboard operator at Carleton from 1963 until 1995, but Betty's Carleton connection started much earlier. As the daughter of Earl Baldwin, the groundskeeper of Laird Field for about a half century beginning in 1926, Betty's home throughout her childhood was an apartment in Laird Stadium.

  • Mark A. Greene

    Mark A. Greene

    June 23, 2017

    Mark A. Greene, the college's first professionally trained archivist, died in a car accident on June 21st. Mark worked at Carleton from 1985–1990 and went on to an impressive archival career at three additional institutions, authoring important articles in the field, and serving as a president of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

  • David Sipfle, William H. Laird Professor of Philosophy and Liberal Arts, Emeritus (pic 1989)

    David Sipfle ’53

    May 4, 2017

    David Sipfle ’53 died at age 84 on April 30th due to complications from pneumonia. David taught Philosophy at Carleton from 1960 until his retirement in 1998 as the emeritus William H. Laird Professor of Philosophy and the Liberal Arts. In addition to twice chairing the Philosophy Department and serving on many committees, David was elected as Chair of the Faculty in 1975.