Remembering Bobbie Hamilton

Published on
April 22, 2019
Photo of Bobbie Hamilton

With feelings of pronounced sorrow, Union College announces the passing of Bobbie Hamilton, a long-time assistant in the Weeks-Townsend Memorial Library. Bobbie worked at Union for a total of 30 years, including a one-year term in the Office of the Registrar in 1975 and twenty-nine faithful years of service in the library.

Working in the back, Bobbie preferred to operate behind the scenes. Throughout her tenure, Bobbie worked to ensure that materials were at hand, including journals and magazines. In addition, Bobbie exhibited the patience and skill to repair old books, rejuvenating older tomes to bring them back to life. Faculty often thanked Bobbie for her incredible skill in locating resources via inter-library loan, and her persistence in acquiring sought after pieces will be dearly missed.

Most importantly, Bobbie enjoyed working closely with students. Over the years, she would often bake, and was renowned for her chocolate chip cookies. Tara Cooper, Vice President for Learning and Information Resources & Director of the Library said Bobbie “rarely missed a day of work and was always willing to come in early and open or stay late to cover if someone else was out. The library team has been a constant for so many years it makes it even more difficult to lose one of our team and a dear friend.”

Details of Bobbie Hamilton’s final services are under the direction of the Hopper Funeral Home, and are incomplete at this time.