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.