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Ethel Flora Hauber Crowe

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 12 Apr 2008 (aged 91)
Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 26032787 · View Source
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Ethel Flora Hauber Crowe, of Newark and formerly of Hanover, PA, died peacefully April 12 after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Arthur "Dutch" Hauber, Jr. and Mildred Tarbutton Hauber, both of Wilmington.

Ethel moved to Newark with her family as a young child where she lived in "The House in the Woods" on Capitol Trail. She was a cheerleader and played field hockey and basketball while attending Newark High School. While in high school, Ethel Hauber met her future husband, Joseph J. Crowe, Jr., from Glen Nor, PA, who was a student at the University of Delaware. Upon graduation from Newark High School, class of 1935, she attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she participated in the student government, the YWCA, the modern dance group, the Chung Mung Association, the annual May Court and the Yearbook Committee. Following her graduation from Sweet Briar College in 1939 with a B.A. in English and Drama, she returned to Newark and was an active member of the Newark Drama Society from 1939-1941.

On June 14, 1941, Ethel Flora Hauber and Joseph J. Crowe, Jr. were married in a ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark with the Reverend H. Everett Hallman officiating. The couple then moved to Hanover, where Mr. Crowe was a high school teacher and coach.

Following the outbreak of World War II, the couple moved to Ottumwa and Iowa City, Iowa, where both of their children were born while Mr. Crowe was serving as a Lieutenant Commander at the Naval Air Station. The family returned to Newark following the end of World War II. It was there that the couple raised two children, and Mrs. Crowe was a substitute teacher in the Newark Special School District and the Stanton School District. After raising her children, Mrs. Crowe taught English in the Stanton School District for 18 years, where Mr. Crowe was a social studies teacher until his untimely death in 1967.

An active and widely traveled woman throughout her life, Mrs. Crowe was a member for many years of the Newark Country Club, the Newark New Century Club and AAUW. She was also a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, a member of the Women's Association and a member of the Circle Group. In addition, she was a docent for the Brandywine River Museum, a life member of the Newark Historical Society, a member of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Committee for the Class of 1939 50th reunion, and a volunteer aide in the Newark Emergency Room (1978-1980). She was a member of a bridge club with lifelong friends for over 55 years and visited regularly with the Lunch Bunch, a group of high school classmates who met monthly for lunch. In addition, since childhood, she was an avid University of Delaware football fan where both her father and her husband had played football.

Mrs. Crowe is survived by her daughter, Patricia C. Ward, and husband, Aubrey P. Ward, Jr. of Columbia, MD; her son, Joseph J. Crowe, III (Terry); Fred Pritt, her grand niece and her grand nephew, Katherine Pritt and James Pritt of Ithaca, NY; and her friends in the Newark, DE area.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her great aunt, Flora Hauber Derbyshire; her sister-in-law, Katherine Crowe Seitz and her husband, Dr. Nevin H. Seitz; and her niece, Sally Seitz Pritt.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 26032787
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel Flora Hauber Crowe (11 Dec 1916–12 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26032787, citing Head of Christiana Church Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Just another taphophile (contributor 46513469) .