The Eastern Mennonite University community is mourning the loss of Pamela D. Arbogast, lead custodian in the University Commons, who passed away at age 50 on Nov. 30, 2013, after a three-year battle with cancer.
Arbogast worked at EMU for 15 years in custodial services and was well known and popular around campus. She was a regular at EMU’s twice weekly chapels in Lehman Auditorium.
Evie King, supervisor of custodial services, said Arbogast had a caring heart and inspired her coworkers to embrace life as she battled for her own. “She constantly reached out to those around her,” said King, “and was quick to offer help to her team members and to other custodial teams when they were swamped with extra work.”
Campus Ministries has scheduled a campus memorial service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 in Pam’s familiar surroundings of Lehman Auditorium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Fire Department, 304 North Main St., Bridgewater, Va., 22812.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at johnsonfs.com.
EMU’s information on grief and support resources is available online.