Mayor’s son, 30, dies

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March 20, 2009

3:20 AM

Andrew “Andy” Crapol ’00 died at age 30 from cancer last Friday. Crapol was the son of Williamsburg mayor Jeanne Zeidler and recently retired history professor Edward Crapol.

A native of Williamsburg, Crapol graduated from Lafayette High School in 1996 and received a degree in economics from the College of William and Mary in 2000. He played varsity soccer during his time at the College, traveling to the NCAA tournament each year.

“I had the pleasure of coaching Andy at both Lafayette and William and Mary,” men’s soccer head coach Chris Norris said. “He was a great friend and a terrific player.”

Peers described Crapol as a quiet leader and a beloved friend. He received the coaches’ award, an honor that recognizes players integral to the team’s success, during his senior year.

“Always positive and encouraging, his impact on the team off the field was huge,” Associate Director of Development Al Albert said. “This statement is reinforced by the number of his teammates who are returning for his memorial service, coming from Norway, California, Denver, New York, to name a few.”
Crapol attended law school at the University of Virginia and had worked as an associate for Debevoise &
Plimpton LLP. He recently married fellow College graduate Allison Simmons.

A scholarship has been set up in his honor, and a memorial service will be held March 28 at 2 p.m. in the Wren courtyard.

“I can’t put into words what a wonderful person he was and what a great loss this is to our William and Mary soccer community,” Albert said.

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