Nancy Bodkin Crosson, 87, of Jenkintown, a former executive with the American Red Cross, died Thursday, Feb. 13, of sepsis at Rydal Park in Rydal.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Jenkintown, Ms. Crosson was a graduate of Jenkintown High School and Beaver College, now Arcadia University.
She majored in social science. After graduating, she worked for the Easter Seal Society for nine years.
In 1953, she was hired by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross. She held various positions, including assistant executive director for community services, and received the Tiffany Award for Excellence.
In September 1987, she was appointed executive director of the Southeastern Chapter, managing a staff of 700 employees and 20,000 volunteers.