College Mourns the Passing of Frederick W. Cropp III

Former VP for Academic Affairs and Emeritus Professor was 84

August 11, 2017   /  

WOOSTER, Ohio – Frederick W. Cropp III, whose teaching and administrative career at The College of Wooster spanned 34 years, died Wed., Aug. 9, in Wooster. He was 84.

Fred Cropp
Fred Cropp

A 1954 graduate of the college, Cropp went on to earn a doctorate from the University of Illinois, where he taught for six years. In 1964, he returned to Wooster as an associate professor of geology. Promoted to professor in 1969, Cropp taught and mentored thousands of Wooster students before his retirement in 1998. He also served as dean and vice president for academic affairs from 1968 to 1977.

Services will be held on Sat., Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center, 525 E. University St., on the college’s campus, with Rev. Andries Coetzee of Westminster Presbyterian Church presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the F.W. Cropp III Endowed Fund for Independent Field Work in Geology, c/o Office of Development, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Gifts may also be made online.

Online tributes may be made here.