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Obituary: Croson Jr., Emmett S.


Pope, James

Emmett S. Croson, Jr., age 90, died peacefully at his home, on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Emmett was born on February 14, 1930, to Emmett and Eva Croson. He is preceded in death by first wife, Frances Ruth (Joyce) Croson of 56 years. They were blessed with five children: Charles Croson, Phyllis (Duane) O’Donnell, Joyce (the late William) Addis, Richard (Kathleen) Croson, and Sherry Croson.

Emmett is married to his second wife, Lois (Steenrod) Croson. They spent the last 15 years residing in Englewood, FL. Emmett retired from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission after 28 years of service. He was a life member of the Beltsville Volunteer Fire

Department where he served in various positions, including fire chief for 3 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and traveler. He traveled to every state in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Emmett is survived by his wife, Lois Croson; brother, Curtis (MaryAnn) Croson; and

sister, MaryAnn (Donald) Roberts; 5 children; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at Borgwardt Funeral Home Beltsville, MD, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. with interment following at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beltsville Volunteer

Fire Department, P.O. Box 831, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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