The EMU community remembers the life of Pam Arbogast in a 7 p.m. service on Dec. 4 in Lehman Auditorium. (Photo by Lindsey Grosh)

EMU mourns passing of always helpful Pam Arbogast

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 is survived by her husband Chris Arbogast and two sons, Bryce and Collin. She is the daughter of Vera (Lambert) Moore of Harrisonburg and the late Richard Moore.arbogast_pam_web

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

EMU’s information on grief and support resources is available online.