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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Some Sad News from the Library....

William W. Garton, retired director of Bailey Library, died earlier this week at age 70. Mr. Garton, who made his home in Slippery Rock, served at SRU from 1978 until retiring in 1995. He was instrumental in the implementation of the automated library system and greatly expanded campuswide integration of library operations with classroom activities. At SRU, he had served as grand marshal at commencements and convocations, prior to his retirement. Mr. Garton earned his bachelor of arts degree at Simpson College, his master of arts and his master of science in library science at the University of Illinois where he had served as director of public services and associate professor of library administration prior to joining SRU. Among others, he leaves his wife, Mary Sue, and three sons. Mr. Garton was a great favorite of those who worked with him.

Calling hours for Mr. Garton will be at the East Main Street Presbyterian Church Friday evening from 7 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 11 am. The funeral will be at 11 am Saturday at East Main Church in Grove City, PA.


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