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Independent Journal
Sunday, September 30, 2001

Richard Campbell Croll

Died on September 17, 2001 from complications of cancer. He died at home cared for by his longtime companion Jan Gilpin Anderson who loved him deeply.

He was born October 24, 1939 in Chicago to Frederick Warville Croll and Florence Isobel Croll. He attended Eagle Brook School, Governor Dummer Academy and graduated from New Trier High School. He then attended Colorado College where he graduated with a political science degree. At college he played hockey and made several lifetime friends.

From Chicago Dick moved to California originally settling in San Francisco. Several years later he moved to Marin and decided this was where he was going to stay.

Dick had many interests including investing, travel, bird watching, books, art and music. He loved hanging out with friends in coffee shops.

Dick was an active member of AA and had 16 years of sobriety. He still spoke with his original sponsor Wade Davenport daily.

He will be remembered for his loyalty and generosity to individuals as well as institutions and charities.

Dick's sense of humor and individualist approach to life endeared him to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Brissott Croll. He is survived by his brother Robert F. Croll and his nephews Robert, Bryan and Steven Croll. He also leaves a niece Stacey Croll. A special thanks to his caregiver Ben who made him laugh.

Mortuary: Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo, 415-453-8440. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephens Church in Belvedere, Sunday September 30 at 5:00 p.m. Call for directions 415-435-4501.

In lieu of flowers, Dick wanted everyone to take a friend to lunch.

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