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In Memoriam: Frances G. Bliven

“Hello. This is Fran. Sorry I can’t be with you right now. I’m off—got another project going…” was what one would hear when leaving a message on Fran’s voice mail. How true! Fran was a lifelong learner whose calendar was filled with classes, meetings, workdays, concerts, and performances. Or, perhaps she was on one of her many international or continental trips.
As a volunteer, Fran was a charter member, officer, board member, facilitator, participant, refreshment provider, usher or appreciative audience of AAUW…


Patricia S. Gourlay, 97 March 25, 1924 – August 19, 2021

In Memoriam Patricia S. Gourlay, 97 March 25, 1924 – August 19, 2021 ONEONTA – Patricia S. Gourlay, 97, died peacefully at home on August 19, 2021. She was Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta 1963-2003. Born in 1924 in Lakewood OH, daughter of Alice and Walter P. Southard, she earned a BA from Wellesley, MA from Stanford, and PhD from Columbia, specializing in Shakespeare, mythology, and classical culture. In addition to SUNY Oneonta, she taught at Temple University, Dutchess…