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Dr. J. Richard Crouse

Frederick dentist

Dr. J. Richard Crouse, a Frederick dentist who was active in civic affairs, died Thursday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland after a heart attack while on vacation at Deep Creek Lake.

Dr. Crouse, who was 59, had been a dentist in Frederick since 1962 and headed the Terrace Dental Group, which he founded.

He was a member of the board of the Maryland Dental Plan of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Maryland and chairman of the board of Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was a former president of the Frederick County Dental Society and the Maryland State Dental Association and a member of other professional groups.

He started the county dental society's Charles E. Broadrup Scholarship Fund. In 1989, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the state dental association.

He was a member of the Bi-Century Club of the University of Maryland dental school, from which he graduated in 1961. He was a former president of UM's Terrapin Club.

He served on the board of the dental school's alumni association and was a member of UM's President's Club and of a committee to pick a new athletic director for the College Park campus.

He was a member of the board of Farmers and Mechanics National Bank and was a former president of the Frederick Rotary Club and the Middletown Athletic Association.

Born in Hagerstown, he was a 1954 graduate of St. Mary's High School, attended Hagerstown Junior College and William and Mary College and graduated from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

A Mass of Christian burial was held yesterday in Frederick.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Jo Ann "Joan" Walden, and a son, James Richard Crouse Jr., both of Frederick; four daughters, Donna Crouse Ruppert of Garrett Park, Kristi Crouse Boehmcke of Silver Spring, and Diane Crouse Wilkinson and Karen E. Crouse, both of Frederick; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital or the Terrapin Club.

Donald Sudbrink Sr.

High school principal

Donald Louis Sudbrink Sr., who retired in 1991 as principal of John Carroll High School in Bel Air, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Hedgesville, W.Va. He was 58.

He was named principal of John Carroll in 1973 after three years on the staff in various capacities, including psychology teacher, director of pupil personnel services and director of admissions.

In 1960, he joined Bel Air Junior High School as a science and physical education teacher. In 1964, he was named head of the guidance department.

The Dundalk native was a graduate of Dundalk High School and of Towson State University. He also held a master's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland.

In college, he was on the wrestling, lacrosse and soccer teams and was inducted into the Towson State Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was wrestling coach at John Carroll and at Bel Air High School, where he also coached football.

During summers in the 1960s and early 1970s, he was director of the Girls and Boys Club program at Sherwood Forest in Anne Arundel County.

He served in the Air Force in the 1950s.

L A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday in Bel Air.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon C. Shutt; two sons, Donald L. Sudbrink Jr. of Auburn, Ala., and Kurt S. Sudbrink of Bluff, Utah; a daughter, Kristin Anne Sudbrink of Towson; two stepsons, Daniel J. Luksik of Salinas, Calif., and David J. Luksik of Towson; a stepdaughter, Susan M. Luksik of Katonah, N.Y.; three brothers, J.W.F. Sudbrink III of Washington, James W. Sudbrink of Tampa, Fla., and John J. Sudbrink of Mississippi; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Donald Sudbrink Scholarship Fund at John Carroll High School.

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