It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our co-president, Mary Crowe, who passed away on May 21, 2023. Mary was an integral part of our pharmacy leadership team and a beloved member of our Guardian family.
Mary’s long history of service and unwavering dedication to the long-term care community has left an indelible mark on the lives of those she served. She tirelessly worked to help improve the quality of care for residents and championed the values that have become the foundation of our pharmacy. Her expertise and compassionate nature touched the lives of countless individuals, and her absence will be deeply felt by our team and the long-term care community as a whole.
Born on March 19, 1965, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mary relocated to Port Charlotte, Florida after completing her studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1989. Her professional and personal lives intertwined as she partnered with her brother, Mike Klein, for 25 years, jointly managing the pharmacy.
A dedicated pharmacist, Mary was also a passionate advocate for helping others. She generously volunteered at the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Care Community Pharmacy for years, always ready to lend a hand to those in need. Her remarkable compassion and willingness to go above and beyond were truly remarkable.
Mary is survived by her beloved son, Daniel, whom she adored. She found great joy in spending time with her large family, and her bond with her dog, Augie, named after her father, was special.
In her free time, Mary found relaxation and happiness in activities such as reading, biking, and swimming. These simple pleasures brought her solace.
Above all, Mary’s faith was of utmost importance to her. She attended St. Maximilian Catholic Church for over 25 years, finding strength and comfort in her relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Known for her infectious smile, laughter, and caring nature, Mary had a unique ability to make others feel valued and supported. Her passing has created an irreplaceable void. We are grateful to have met such an extraordinary individual and to have had the privilege of calling her a colleague and friend.