Dr. Gilda Crozier (Coppola)

Date of Death: 
October 9th, 2020

Dr. Gilda C. Crozier(nee Coppola) passed away on Oct 9, 2020 at the age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Dr. George H. Crozier. Loving mother of Dr. Georgia Crozier (Dr. John Fitzgerald). Dearest Nanna of Dr.Catena Crozier-Fitzgerald (Dr Christopher Brightbill) Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald (Andrea Coiro) and Giovanna Crozier-Fitzgerald. After emigrating from Sicily at the age of 8, she later attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry on a scholarship. In her graduating class in 1943, she was one of only a few women. Dr Gilda Coppola Crozier built her private practice in South Philadelphia, authored numerous articles and lab manuals, served on national committees, and taught ocular anatomy for almost 50 years. Her innovative spirit and kind, gentle nature will be remembered by countless students. Relatives and friends are invited to call October 19,2020 from 9:30 to 11am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave. Ambler PA 19002. Funeral Mass will follow at 11am. Int Resurrection Cem. Contributions in her memory can be made to The Crozier Scholarship at Salus University (salus.edu) or St Anthony of Padua Church (saintanthonyparish.org)

Memories and Condolences

I am saddened to here of your loved one passing. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Dr. Georgia Crozier and the Crozier family— Please accept our condolences upon the passing of your mother. Your mother and father were friends of my parents from the days when we were small children. My father would tell us about what wonderful people your parents were and of their tremendous accomplishments as doctors of optometry. I believe that this was part of my inspiration to follow in my father’s steps and to become an optometrist. I remember your mother as an exceptional role model for all optometrists and in particular for female optometrists. Her legacy will live on to Inspire students, family and friends. Sincerely, Linda and Larry Mroz

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