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In Memory of

Susan Banks Crispen

August 20, 1943 - August 6, 2017

Obituary


Mrs. Susan "Sue" Crispen died peacefully in her home on August 6th in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 73. Sue was formerly of Harrisburg, PA and Hilton Head Island, SC. She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Crispen; son, Matt Cowan (Katy) of Atlanta; stepdaughters, Connie Brogna (Joe), Cindy Mangiardi (Joe); stepson, Mark Crispen (Maria); younger brother, Joe Sheesley; nephew, Samuel Sheesley; niece, Brooke Harshberger (Tom); and 9 grandchildren, Madelyn and Molly Cowan, Reese and Greta Crispen, Joseph and Christopher Mangiardi, and Isabel, Adrian, and Javier Diaz. She is preceded in death by...

Mrs. Susan "Sue" Crispen died peacefully in her home on August 6th in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 73. Sue was formerly of Harrisburg, PA and Hilton Head Island, SC. She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Crispen; son, Matt Cowan (Katy) of Atlanta; stepdaughters, Connie Brogna (Joe), Cindy Mangiardi (Joe); stepson, Mark Crispen (Maria); younger brother, Joe Sheesley; nephew, Samuel Sheesley; niece, Brooke Harshberger (Tom); and 9 grandchildren, Madelyn and Molly Cowan, Reese and Greta Crispen, Joseph and Christopher Mangiardi, and Isabel, Adrian, and Javier Diaz. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Cowan and daughter, Jackie. Susan B. Crispen was born on August 20, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to June and Paul Banks. She graduated from John Harris High School and the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing. Later, Sue went to Lebanon Valley College and earned her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration. Sue was employed at Polyclinic Hospital as a nurse prior to becoming the Director of Admissions. Sue was a dedicated nurse and hospital administrator who always enjoyed working in healthcare serving others. After Sue retired, she was a dedicated volunteer and served as the President of the Auxiliary of Polyclinic Hospital where she was a successful charity fundraiser and event planner raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, Sue shared her many talents while serving on the Board of Directors for The Hamilton Health Center. Sue and Jim enjoyed many wonderful adventures during their 30+ year marriage, most of all their exciting trips to Key West, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Sue loved music, dancing, cooking and playing tennis (before her vision impairment due to retinitis pigmentosa). But most of all, Sue loved her family. Her strength, love for her family, and perseverance even when times were toughest will be her lasting legacy to all our family and friends. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th 12noon at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, GA with Monsignor Joe Corbett as the Celebrant. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sue's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sue's memory to the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) at www.blindness.org. The family would like to thank all of her caregivers for their dedication.