Monday, April 22, 2024


Suzanne F. Crolius, 89

Suzanne Fetterold Crolius of West Chester, Pennsylvania, a former Westport resident, died July 4 after a short battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 89.

She was born on July 12, 1930 in Philadelphia to Allen and Alice Fetterolf of Chestnut Hill. She graduated from Ogontz Junior College in 1947 and married Allen Potter Crolius, also of Philadelphia, in June of 1950.

During their 69 years together, Allen and Suzanne traveled extensively and lived in Europe for six years where Allen was employed as an executive with Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and Newsweek Magazine.

After returning to America, they settled in Westport where Suzanne was active with the Westport Historical Society and the Westport Garden Club. Her professional career was centered around her position as a teacher at the Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School where she taught for over 35 years.

She often commented on how fulfilled she felt when one of her former students brought their children to school and insisted on being enrolled in Mrs. Crolius’ class.

She is survived by her husband, Allen P. Crolius, and their three children, Drew (Rysz) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Allen P. Crolius lll, of Boise, Idaho, and Robin (Kaney) of Haverford, Pennsylvania, and four grandchildren, Kevin and Devan Kaney of Philadelphia, Lindsay Crolius of West Hollywood, California, and Lilly Crolius currently a senior at Boise State University.

Burial services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia for the immediate family. A prayer for Suzanne would be welcomed.

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