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

  • Helen Berwald

    Helen Berwald

    November 16, 2017

    Helen Berwald died on November 10th at the age of 92. Helen began at Carleton in 1952 as an instructor in Physical Education for Women, added the teaching of Psychology and Education, and then taught Education from 1960 to her retirement as Professor Emerita in 1987. She also wove geography classes into her teaching portfolio.

  • Fred Gaggioli

    Fred Gaggioli

    October 2, 2017

    Fred Gaggioli, age 63, died on Saturday, September 30th, after a valiant battle against a brain tumor. As the Mail Services Coordinator from September 2011 until January 2016, Fred touched many lives on campus. He managed his work with grace and a friendly attitude toward all. In addition to his family and friends, Fred loved students, Knights football, his two pugs, and cleanliness, starting each morning by cleaning the counter with 409. He will be truly missed as a down-to-earth, generous, and kind soul.

  • Tucky McCarthy Elliott '58

    Tucky McCarthy Elliott

    August 23, 2017

    Tucky McCarthy Elliott ’58, former trustee and Carleton employee, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Kalamazoo. MI. Incredibly kind, thoughtful, and wise, Tucky set high standards and worked energetically and collaboratively to achieve her objectives. This was to Carleton’s great benefit as she touched so many areas of the College and won the hearts of so many staff, faculty, and alumni.

  • Frank Wright

    Frank Wright

    August 4, 2017

    Frank Wright ’50 died on August 4th at the age of 91. Frank worked at Carleton for 38 years, beginning as Assistant Treasurer in 1955 and rising through the ranks to Vice President and Treasurer. He retired as Treasurer Emeritus in 1990, and continued for three years as the Secretary to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.

  • 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.