Willard Marks Dryden
BERLIN — Willard Marks Dryden, husband of Yvonne Ericson and father of Morgan, passed away the morning of July 23, 2013, at their home in Larchmont, N.Y.
A lifelong musician, lover of football, and follower of news, Mark was a native of Virginia who was raised in Berlin. He attended Stephen Decatur High School for a year and graduated from St. Andrew’s School in Delaware. He held a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree from New York University.
Mark was an early childhood educator and was an administrator at various child care programs and centers in the New York area, most notably Royal Child Care Center in New Rochelle, N.Y.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed close relationships with a diverse group of friends from his many interests and broad experiences. His friends and his four sisters were a steadfast and loving support for him and his family during his long illness.
He is survived by sisters, Marty Dryden Baker and husband Charlie of Neptune Beach, Fla.; Marlene Dryden of Jacksonville, Fla.; Amy Dryden Kelly and husband Jim of Hollis, N.H.; and Abigail Dryden O’Neill and husband Edward Hoefle of Greensburg, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate support of Mark’s longtime favorite public radio station, WFUV, WFUV, Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. 10458-9993.
Catherine L. Crouse
BERLIN — Catherine L. (Kreppel) Crouse, 55, of Littlestown, Pa. died Monday, July 29, at University of Maryland Medical Center.
She was the wife of Francis A. Crouse of Littlestown for 13 years. Born May 29, 1958 in Baltimore City, she was the daughter of Beverly J. (Dorsey) Kreppel of Berlin and the late John F. Kreppel, Sr.
Catherine was a 1976 Westminster High School graduate. She was a Claims Specialist for Practice Dynamics, Reisterstown.
In addition to her husband and mother, Catherine is survived by a stepson, Marc T. Crouse, Gettysburg; brother John F. Kreppel, Jr. of Delmar; and a sister Barbara L. Kreppel of Newark, Del. She was predeceased by a brother, Glen R. Kreppel. Catherine loved life and her philosophy was “Live for the Day”.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Catherine’s name may be sent to Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Rd., Gettysburg, Pa. 17325.
Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com.