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Robert W. Crossan  

Robert W. Crossan

February 20, 1942 – March 20, 2016

Robert W. Crossan, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Mr. Crossan was born in Phoenixville, PA on February 20, 1942, and was a son of the late Walter and Helen (O’Boyle) Crossan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. A dedicated employee, Mr. Crossan made his career as a research technician with the DuPont Company, retiring in 2000 after 36 ½ years of service.

He was a man of strong faith and a lifelong member of Newark Baptist Church. An avid NASCAR fan, Mr. Crossan enjoyed following the sport each season. He looked forward to vacationing with his family in the Outer Banks of North Carolina every year. A devoted and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, Mr. Crossan will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Johnson) Crossan. Mr. Crossan is survived by his children, Cynthia Jarrell (Mike), Victoria Willon (Sean), Brenda Cameron (David), Robert Crossan (Cynthia) and Shelley Beverin (Joseph); sisters, Betty Lou Fern and Barbara Ruby; brother, Terry Crossan; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Crossan’s memory may be made to the Newark Baptist Church, 6011 Telegraph Rd, Elkton, MD 21921 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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  1. Chris and Frank Adams, March 22, 2016

    Our condolences on the passing of your dad. What a reunion in heaven!

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  2. Kimberly Whitesel, March 25, 2016

    Dear Brenda, Shelley, Bobby, Vicky, and Cyndy (and your families), I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. And to be so soon after your Mom. I love all of you, and wish I could be there for you. My heart and my prayers are with you, and please let me know if I can do anything. Imagine your Mom’ and Dad’s joy to see each other!

    I Thessolonions 4:13-18
    “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Christ died and rose again, even so them which also sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
    For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the Trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first;; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words ”

    These words have always comforted me during times like these.

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  3. Suzi Ellis Brown, March 28, 2016

    To the Crossan Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grief the loss of your father on this earth. I pray that God will wrap His arms and comfort you with the knowledge that he is with the Lord! I have wonderful fond memories of years in teen chapel with your parents. Much love to all of you, Suzi Ellis Brown – Newark Baptist Church

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  4. Sonia Wright, March 28, 2016

    To The Crossan Famly,

    So sorry to hear about your fathers passing.

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  5. Brenda Hamrick, March 28, 2016

    May God comfort you all. With much love, the Hamricks

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  6. Nicholas DiPinto, April 2, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob . He was one of my favorite people when I worked at DuPont.Bob worked in my Building , We Played on the Bldg touch Football team , enjoyed many social events , talked cars and hot rods of which we each had a few ! I had been meaning to get in touch with him recently , as we had not talked in awhile. God Bless Him as he was a Great Man and loved by many.I will never forget him.

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