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Sue Critzer (Hughes)

Sue Critzer (Hughes)

Sue Critzer Hughes passed away peacefully at the University of Virginia Medical Center on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Sue was born on February 4, 1949, to Ruth and Cecil Critzer of Crozet, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Steven Hughes; and two brothers, Donald and Calvin.

She is survived by her sister, Ann; and nieces and nephews, Lorie, Shane, Misty, Bonnie, Dawn, Dustin, and Stephen, for whom she cared for very much.

She grew up in Crozet and graduated from Albemarle High School, where she later taught and worked as an administrator. She took great pride in the fact that she grew up in Crozet at a time when there was lots of support from the community for the young people. Sue will be remembered for her feisty personality, her love of Lord Hardwicks, and her furry friends posts on Facebook.

The family plans to hold a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation either to the Hospice of the Piedmont, www.hopva.org or the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

Anderson Funeral Service

Crozet, Va.

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11/01/20 07:04 PM #6    

Donna DeHart (Osborne)

With fond memories of sharing the band stage with Sue for four years, I am saddened by her passing. I remember Sue as one of the most consistently cheerful people I knew. Though many years passed and we lost touch, I treasure having known her. My heartfelt sympathy to her family.

11/02/20 10:58 AM #7    

Gail Fitzgerald (Taylor)

Sue and I began our friendship in 1st grade at Crozet Elementary with Miss Mayo. Sue was instrumental in starting a monthly gathering of classmates several years ago. It was a time of fellowship, catching up and laughing together. This group proved to be very important to me when my son was in the hospital at UVA and provided great support. Sue and I were and are proud members of the Crozet "kids"!

11/03/20 08:25 AM #8    

Chris Durrer

I was at Albemarle for 5 years in homeroom with Sue.  I remember her as being very enthusiastic, kind, and thoughtful.  My most vivid memory of her was in her cheerleader uniform congratulating the basketball team whether we won or lost. I think she hugged most of the team when we beat R.E. Lee.  She was voted Friendliest senior year.  Her enthusiasm was passedf on to everyone she met.  Rest in Peace.

11/03/20 08:58 AM #9    

Aivars Osvalds

So saddened to hear of Sue's passing. She truly epitomized AHS and school spirit and voted "Friendliest" was spot on. Over the years, after graduation, she was always ready to help with reunions and to give updates on some of our classmates who were in her circle of friends in Charlottesville. I was fortunate to be on her e-mail list for those beautiful Jaquie Lawson e-cards she would send on holidays and even odd days. The last one I received was on September 22nd to celebrate Fall with a nice note and no hint of any challenge! I enjoyed the cards, as they always gave me the opportunity to reply with a message of friendship. RIP. You are sorely missed. 

11/03/20 09:12 PM #10    

Barbara Massie (Mouly)

I am one of many who deeply appreciated Sue's friendliness.  We were classmates at Crozet Elementary and visited in each other's houses.  She continued to be outgoing over the years.  She sent me a card as recently as 2017. I am enjoying the remembrances of our classmates about Sue. She will be missed.


11/04/20 11:31 AM #11    

Nancy Goldsmith (Brewer)

It's been nice reading the memories. Sue and I were in different circles at AHS, we really became friends many years ago when about 12 classmates would meet for dinner once a month at Lord Hardwicks.  She would come by my shop and we would chat about her love of cats. I also was beneficiary of the lovely E-cards.  I remember how kind and supportive she was to Ruth Painter at her passing.  Sue had a warm heart for people she considered friends.  The past few years Sue became more of a recluse, not joining the GNO (girl's night out) and feeling more comfort at home. I wonder if she knew how all of us who are writing memories, really felt.  Sue did her part by sending the E-cards.  She didn't forget us and the cards always displayed her thoughtfulness and love for us.  It is too late to tell Sue how we felt but it's not too late to tell others.  Life is precious and short.  May we have courage to tell others how we feel and take the time to do so.  To Sue's family; thank you for sharing her.  May God bless you.

11/04/20 01:51 PM #12    

Beverly Atkins

I did not know Sue well in high school but in recent years became friends. I, too, was a recipient of those beautiful e-cards. I am missing Sue who I did not see often but kept in touch through email. She was a faithful friend and I was saddened by her passing.  I miss her but know she is in a much better place and I imagine she is smiling down on us all.

11/05/20 09:54 AM #13    

Carol Umbdenstock (Alley)

So sad to hear of Sue's passing.....fond high school memories.    My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

11/05/20 12:09 PM #14    

Barbara Grinde (McMurry ('68))

I was so very sorry to hear of Sue's passing.  We were in the band together-both played the sax.  Sue was always a hard worker, dedicated, and prepared.  She was very encouraging and kind to me. She will be missed.

11/06/20 10:23 AM #15    

Gene (Alvin) Garrison

Sue and I have been friends since elementary school, we were in band in high school, she always made sure I was aware of what was going on in Crozet after I left.  Whenever I came into town, Sue would get a bunch together for lunch.  Marina, my wife, enjoyed her company also. Her love for our school and our friendship will always be with me.  May the PEACE of God Always be with you, Sue.  Love, Al (Gene) Garrison.

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