Dear Doug, Leslie, and Tracy:
I accidentally (just after Christmas) came across Christine's obituary on-line, and I was shocked and saddened to learn that she had passed away. I lived across the street from her, and was a long-time friend, along with Judy (Wilcox) Baylis. I think the last time I saw both of you was at our 50th HS reuniion a few years ago. Even though we lost touch with each other, I thought of her over the years.
I'm not surprised that she was a life-long camper and backpacker, but I didn't know she was an avid sailor, too. Every summer, her family spent a couple of weeks camping in the Adirondacks. She loved it there. Chris' video was wonderful, and certainly showed her interest in those pursuits.
Growing up, we always had such great fun building snow caves in the drifts in her back yard. Many winters, her father flooded their backyard for ice skating for the neighborhood kids. Summer evenings, their backyard often had a softball game going on with the same neighborhood kids.
She will be missed by many. May fond memories help to heal your grieving hearts.
Suzanne (Little) Haskell
I heard only today about Chris! As you know, Chris, her family, and I go back about 75 yrs!! Yes, my family moved next door to them on Lockwood Rd in 1944. Chris, Sue and I were tight friends from then, right through college in 1961. I haven't seen YOU two very much in the years since we graduated, but you and your girls have always been in my thoughts. And, of course, now I REALLY feel bad for not keeping in touch! I loved Chris' 18 min video; it was beautiful, and as a retired Earth Science teacher, it really "hit the spot"!
I'm so sorry I'm so late with condolences, but I hadn't a clue that anything was wrong.
I've often thought that us three long-time friends, even hundreds of miles away from each other, ALL chose "science-y" professions
and practiced them for many decades!
Remembering Christine Margaret Roden Duggleby always....
Judy (Wilcox) Baylis
Like Joseph So, I just learned of Chris Duggleby's passing, and am sad about it.
Chris was a terrific teacher of Human Paleontology and Population Genetics at
SUNY/Buffalo, and a smiling and wonderful human being. I was glad to be a student
of hers in the early '70s and to meet her and her husband Bill at AAPA meetings a
number of years ago.
Her legacy as a researcher and a professor will extend for decades in the future.
My most sincere condolences to her family in their loss.
-- Deborah Swartz
Quite by accident, I found out on the Internet fifteen minutes ago that Chris has passed away.
I am filled with sadness by this news. I was a student at UB from 1966 to 1974, receiving a B.A. in psychology, and then a M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology. I owed much of my intellectual development in anthropology to my three main professors - Ted Steegmann, Chris Duggleby, and Joyce Sirianni. Their guidance, tutelage, and encouragement played an important role in my decision to pursue an academic career in anthropology. I have nothing but fond memories of those years.
Doug, I hope you remember me. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your children.
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
I'm so terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Chris. I have very fond memories of my time as a graduate student at UB under her tutelage - including a course where there were only two of us students enrolled, making for a fun and intimate semester. She made me feel like I belonged during my first year in graduate school - a time often fraught with anxiety and self-doubt. I enjoyed seeing her and her husband every year at the AAPA meetings and will miss catching up with her. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Sam and I were so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. Although we haven’t seen her for years, we still remember what an energetic and interesting person she was and the good times we had racing with WHYRA .We’re sure you have many wonderful memories.
Chris was a fantastic professor and provided helpful guidance to my dissertation. She was careful to tailor her course content to the needs and interests of her students. Our family is saddened to hear of her passing. Warmest regards to the whole Duggleby family as you cope with her loss.
We are saddened to learn of Chris's death. We enjoyed knowing her and sharing her company in the many years we both were members of TYC. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
A very very sad loss. Chris was a colleague and good friend for 47 years. My fond memories are many, and I will cherish them. My deepest condolences to Bill, whose cheer over the decades has been inspirational; and to Leslie and Tracy.
Many great memories of racing and cruising with Chris and Doug.
Our condolences and prayers for her and family.
I have many fond memories of Chris and am saddened by her passing. Chris and Doug were one of the first couples to invite me to their home when I started my job at UB in 1971, and from that warm welcome Chris continued to be a good colleague who helped me in many ways over the years. She was a gifted teacher, dedicated to her graduate advisees and undergraduate students. For years she chaired the Graduate Committee with energy, discipline, and a vision of strengthening and expanding our graduate program. While serving on quite a few MA and PhD committees with her, I found Chris to be receptive to interdisciplinary cooperation among the department’s subfields in providing our students the integrative training that best prepared them for successful careers. Chris made a lasting difference in our program, and she will be missed. My condolences to her family.
I have been privileged to call Chris a Friend for many, many years. I met them sailing and was 'rail meat' for many fun and learning years of racing as well as being able to sail with them on my own boat. There is a part of Masonic Ritual that befits Chris: 'May you live respected, and die regretted.' You will be missed, my dear friend.
Chris was among the people who Marcia and I interacted with when we first moved to Buffalo and to the Anthropology Department in 1977. Coming from California she provided us with wonderful advice for adapting to the "unusual culture and climate" of Buffalo. She was the first to take us sailing on Lake Ontario and to introduce us to the WNY-Ontario sailing culture. As a colleague of over 40 years, she had wonderful qualities. She always was willing to take on departmental responsibilities: as head of the graduate committee she put a student's welfare first; and as the years went on I came to realize how her cautious reaction to change was frequently right. As she said, the department will swing to the left and then back to the right and then a few years later back to the left. She knew if history tells us anything, it is that there are no wholly new questions in education policy. There are just different answers.
Most of my students took many of her courses and to a person they felt that they had learned a significant amount. She was dedicated to the department, to the university and to Anthropology. We will miss her as a friend, a colleague, and as an Anthropologist. Our thoughts are with her family.