Faith Susan Rahmer Croker, age 90, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2022, in Williamsburg VA. Born October 14, 1931, in Freeport, New York, she was the daughter of Louis F and Mabel S Rahmer. She graduated from The Cathedral School of St Mary in Garden City, NY and then attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia. While at Sweet Briar, she was a member of the Chung Mungs, Social Committee, Orientation, Boxwood Inn Committee, the Classical Club, World Affairs Club, Finance Committee, Inter-dormitory Council, and Curriculum Committee. She was also Treasurer of the Auditorium Funds Committee and Senior Class Treasurer. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics.
Faith then headed to New York City where she worked at Lord & Taylor as a training manager. She was promoted through the years and was the first woman to be a floor manager. She married the love of her life, Robert Van Wyck Croker, Jr. on September 28, 1958 in Garden City. For the next 28 years they lived throughout Long Island, NY in Mineola, Shelter Island, Garden City and Lloyd Harbor, raising their three children, working in their gardens, and spending time near the ocean whenever possible. During this time Faith was active with St John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor and Family Service League in Huntington, was an alumnae board member for her beloved alma maters, and supported many clubs and teams with her children.
After the passing of her husband Bob, Faith moved to Williamsburg, VA. An active member of Bruton Parish Church, she served as a Funeral Reader, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader, Usher, Pastoral Care Volunteer, Parish House Receptionist, and Alternate to Diocese Council. She was also a member of the Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Woman, and the Prayer Group. She was a Sweet Briar Fund Agent, Class President, and was an Indiana Fletcher Williams Associate. She adored tutoring at DJ Montague and Matthew Whaley Elementary Schools in Williamsburg, and would regale everyone with stories of the young students and her interactions with them. She enjoyed walking, reading, domestic and international travel, frequenting the theater, opera and the symphony, and attending her granddaughter’s horse shows.
Faith is survived by her children, Susan Fisher, Sally Croker, and Robert V Croker III (Joanie Rufo), granddaughter Katherine Fisher, nieces Debbie McMillan Hayford and Elizabeth Inmoor and nephew Mark Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Muriel L Rahmer, sister-in-law Jean Croker McMillan and lifelong friend and Sweet Briar sister Mary Jane Roos Fenn.
A service will be held at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg VA on July 9th at 10:00. There will also be a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on July 11th at 10:00. Faith will be buried with her beloved husband Bob at the Memorial Cemetery of St. John’s Church in Laurel Hollow, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the FISH Food Pantry at https://williamsburgfish.weebly.com or to the Richmond Symphony at https://www.richmondsymphony.com/supporting-the-symphony/donate-now-2/.