Mount Vernon News
  • Robert R. Cruse

  • July 17, 2010

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Robert Ridgely Cruse, 89, of Midlothian, Va., died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va.

Robert was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Tucson, Ariz., to Samuel Ridgely Cruse Jr. and Hellen Gurganus (Patrick) Cruse. He had been employed as a research chemist.

Surviving are his son, Dr. Harold (Susan) Cruse of Midlothian, Va.; and two grandsons, Christopher Scott Cruse and Craig Thornhill Cruse.

Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline (McIntire) Cruse, who was born near Ankenytown in Berlin Township, Knox County.

Graveside service will be Saturday, July 31, at 1 p.m. in Ankenytown Owl Creek Cemetery.

To send an online condolence to the family visit

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Robert Ridgely Cruse.



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