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Former faculty members in history, geology

Three former University faculty members died earlier this month.

Alton Donnelly, 86, professor emeritus of history, died Jan. 2 following a lengthy illness.

Donnelly, who held a doctorate in Russian history from the University of California at Berkeley, began teaching at Binghamton University in 1966. He retired from full-time teaching in 1985, but continued to teach part time until 1991.

The U.S. Navy veteran and devout Mormon is survived by his wife, Kathleen, a sister and nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to CHOW, 3 Otseningo St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13903.

Hugh E. Hunter, 91, professor emeritus of geological sciences, died Jan. 4 in Texas, where he had moved after his wife’s death.

Hunter, 91, who held a doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles, taught at Binghamton from 1961 until his retirement in 1980. The veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force served as chairman of the science and math department as well as acting president.

He is survived by his stepson and daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, 65, a former professor of history, died Jan. 2 in Atlanta, where she was Eléonore Raoul professor of the humanities at Emory University.

Fox-Genovese, a well-known women’s studies scholar who held a doctorate from Harvard University, taught at Binghamton from 1980-86.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08