Dr. Suzanne H. Worrilow

September 2, 1921May 19, 2013

Dr. Suzanne Hayward Worrilow, passed away on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the age of 91 in Spang Crest Manor. She was the wife of the late William H. Worrilow, Jr. She was born in Roanoke, VA on September 2, 1921 a daughter of the late John R. and Louise Cobb Hayward. She lived and practiced medicine as a family physician in the Lebanon community for over 50 years. Dr. Worrilow was a graduate of Wellesley College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she had the distinction of being the only female member of her 1947 graduating class. She completed her residency training at the Philadelphia General Hospital and had also served as an adjunct professor at the Penn State College of Medicine. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, Sigma Xi, the American Academy of Family Physicians and many other local organizations. Surviving are her four children: Wendy L. wife of David Johnston, Lebanon; William H., III and wife Wendy Worrilow, Lebanon; Charles C. and wife Katy C. Worrilow, Fogelsville; Bruce D. and wife Christina Worrilow, Boca Raton, FL. She is also survived by grandchildren: Justin, Macy, William, Charles, Sofia, Maggie; brother-in-law: John L. Worrilow; sister-in-law: Polly Ann Ehrgood; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. from the Open Door Baptist Church, 875 Academy Dr., Lebanon, PA 17046. There will be a viewing on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. in the Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042. Interment will be made in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to her church.


  • Viewing Thursday, May 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 24, 2013

Dr. Suzanne H. Worrilow

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Susan Topper

June 11, 2013

I was privileged to be one of Dr. Worrilow's many patients. Her kind heart and her devotion to medicine and her patients were an indication of her faith. She shared her faith both by word and example. I am certain God welcomed her Home to share all eternity with Him. Sending her a prayer today and My deepest sympathy to the family.

June 1, 2013

Because of my interest in genealogy and my grandmother's Worrilow family, today I decided to "google" the name, and came up with Dr. Suzi's obituary. I remember her and Bill very fondly, from the two Worrilow reunions they had at their lovely home and the two we had at our former home in Worton, MD, back in the 90s. My condolences to her family, and I would love to hear from anyone in the family who remembers us. (By the way, this website says there are 20 Worrilow families now in the U.S. but there are actually hundreds of Worrilows and thousands of descendants of the original emigrant.)

Kay Hutchinson

May 28, 2013

Hi wendy. So sorry to hear abour mother. You have many wonderful memories of her, I'm sure. She was a very unique,one of a kind person. I enjoyed the week I spent with her a few years. She would introduce me to anyone who came to her home as her "baby sitter". Linda goudy

Susan Hartman

May 24, 2013

Dr Worrilow was our family physician. I also was able to work with her at the GSH where I was an RN in the 80's/90's.
She was a joy, a blessing to all. She told me so many funny stories of her experiences as being the first woman to graduate from Medical most favorite was her being called as a first year intern to "pronouce a body"...which means to go to the bedside and check the vitals and sign a death certificate. She had no idea what she had to do and the nurses were all giggling behind the curtain, so she raised her hands and said, "I now pronounce you dead"....we laughed so many times over that story. Dr. Worrilow had such a heart for others and a brilliant mind. She was constantly studying and learning. She was a light for our Lord and Savior. I loved seeing her in her red suits with perfect accessories, running down the halls of the hospital and of her office. I don't know when she ever rested. I can't wait to see her in Heaven to get a big hug and a smile. She will be in my heart forever. My condolences to the family, and particularly Wendy, one of my coworkers at the GSH long ago.
Susan Rotunda Hartman RN

May 23, 2013

Suzy was a wonderful family friend as well as our Grandmother's physician for many years.On Behalf of the Means family please accept our sincere condolences as your loss has been our loss also. She and Bill will be forever entwined in our family and in our memory. Horace Means Ehrgood

Julie Bering

May 23, 2013

Because of Dr. Worrilow my mother-in-law and father-in-law were able to adopt a son. She is a angel and has given them the best blessing in their life. I will be forever thankful for her for giving our family so much joy and love. We love her dearly and she will be sadly missed by the Bering family.

Marsha Messinger

May 22, 2013

What a blessing Doc was to our family, both as my physician and my mom's best friend.
We have so many fond memories of times spent together. Susy was very giving, caring and a positive person who loved to share her faith. Right now she is praising and glorifying our Heavenly Father with those who have gone before her. We shall miss her loving friendship.

Judith Bashore

May 22, 2013

Doctor Worrilow was our family doctor for 32 years before she retired. She called me personally to have one last talk. She told me we had many a good talk in her office throughout the years. I was so upset when she retired and now I find out she passed away!!! Lord knows we don't live forever but she will always be a great Doctor!!!! It was just last week I was going to call you !!!!! I am at a loss for words ... just take good care of all of those patients in heaven Doctor Worrilow!!!!! Till we meet again, with love, Judy Bashore

Vicky Brown

May 22, 2013

I feel privileged to have known and worked with Dr. Worrilow. She was a caring and compassionate person with a real love of medicine and her patients. She touched the lives of many people, and the Lebanon community was fortunate to have had such a fine individual in our midst.

virginia knight

May 22, 2013

dr worrilow was a genuinely great and godly person and physician. she is safely home in heaven. her children have risen up and called her blessed.