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John Felton Gibbons

Gibbons—John Felton Gibbons, 80, on April 20, 2018, peacefully, in Albuquerque, N.M. John was born on October 6, 1937, in Bauxite, Ark., to Mary Anne Donor and George C. Gibbons. His father’s work as a metallurgical engineer at the local bauxite mine led him to study geology. As a teen, he raced motorcycles. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arkansas State University and a doctorate from Syracuse University. He married in 1961, and in 1966 began a three‐year stint teaching geology at Lafayette College. In 1967 he and Barbara adopted a son, Jason. He taught at Rutgers University🔒

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