Robert Morris Hutchison


Robert Morris Hutchison, 78, an engineer at Washington Gas Light Co. from 1948 until he retired in 1984, died Nov. 14 at Royal Haven Rest Home in Front Royal, Va., after a stroke. He lived in Arlington.

Mr. Hutchison was born in Washington and graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington in 1939. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Virginia Tech in 1947.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces.

Mr. Hutchison volunteered at the American Red Cross in Arlington, was a member of Little Falls Presbyterian Church in Arlington and was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Falls Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Vivian Hodges Hutchison, of Arlington; a daughter, Janis Lynn Kirkland of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren.

Thomas E. Croup

Police Officer

Thomas E. Croup, 58, who spent 20 years in the Fairfax County Police Department and retired in 1984 as a master police officer, died Nov. 13 at Fauquier Hospital. He lived in Broad Run, Va.

After retiring from the police, Mr. Croup worked 15 years as a safety officer for William A. Hazel Inc., a construction company in Chantilly.

A native of Butler, Pa., he served in the Marines from 1959 to 1964.

He was president of the Fairfax County Police Association in 1982 and 1983, president of the Fairfax County Retired Police Association Inc. from 1984 to 1996 and a member of the American Legion.

His hobbies included golf.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Lynda Croup of Broad Run; a daughter, Abby Croup of Broad Run; his mother, Dorothy Croup of Butler, Pa.; and two brothers.