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Michael T. Croson  

Michael T. Croson
“Mike”

January 30, 1945 – July 4, 2016

Michael T. Croson, age 71, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Mike was born in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 1945, the son of the late Lavern Sheckenbaugh and Phyllis (Postelwait) Croson. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Active in his community, “Coach Mike” as he was known to his team – the Eagles, served as a flag football coach for the Greater Newark Flag Football League for many years. He was an avid bowler and golfer and looked forward to completing his daily crossword puzzle. A devoted and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, Mike will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Louis Croson and stepmother, Cynthia Sheckenbaugh. Mike is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula M. (Obiurka) Croson; children, Debra Townley of Philadelphia, PA, David Croson (Kathy) of New Jersey, Christiana Smith (Michael) of Bear, DE and Cynthia Stant (Joseph) of Jacksonville, FL; siblings, Kathy Ely of Massachusetts, Steve Croson of Colorado and Danni Croson of New Jersey; and 9 grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday morning, July 11, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

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  1. REBEKAH ELY, July 6, 2016

    TO MY DEAREST UNCLE MIKE AND AUNT PAULA…MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. UNCLE MIKE TAUGHT ME SOME GOOD POOL MOVES, HE WAS A GREAT DANCER AND LET ME POUR SODA AND DRINKS AT MY GRANDFATHER’S WEDDING OR BDAY PARTY. I ALSO REMEMBER YOU AND THE FAMILY COMING UP TO MASSACHUSETTS. LOVE YOU FAM!

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  2. Nancy Robitaille, July 6, 2016

    Paula and family, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  3. Eubanks Family, July 6, 2016

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May your warm memories of Michael comfort you until the day when you are reunited. (John 5:28,29)

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  4. Lynn & Francis Woerner, July 6, 2016

    Dear Paula, Chrissy and Cynthia,

    We are so sorry to hear about Mike. We have such fond memories of him. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  5. Bill and Dorothy Diggins, July 7, 2016

    Dear Paula and family. We are so sorry and saddened by Mike’s passing. We will miss him terribly. He will always be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. The Fitzgerald Family, July 7, 2016

    To the Croson, Smith, Stant families- We are all sending our loving thoughts, prayers and our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Mike was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will always be remembered in spirit and in our hearts.
    Love,
    Tricia, Beth, Fitz, Tim, Robin, and Ian

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  7. Daniel Omangi, July 11, 2016

    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and may God bless and comfort you – The Omangis

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