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C. Crosby Herrick

October 13, 1930 - October 2, 2019

C. Crosby Herrick, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Born in Wilmington, DE on October 13, 1930, he was the son of the late Clarence Crosby and Helen (Short) Herrick. After graduating from P.S. DuPont High School, he attended University of Delaware where he earned his associates degree in chemistry. In 1953, Crosby was employed by DuPont as a lab administrator until his retirement in 1986. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Dot, moved to Cambridge, MD where they enjoyed living for the next 13 years.

A devout Christian throughout his life, he was a longtime member of Ogletown Baptist Church and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Cambridge, MD and Bethel Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE, where he served as a deacon.       

Crosby enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, gardening and maintaining his immaculate lawn. A talented craftsman, he took great pride in his woodworking projects.        

In addition to his parents, Crosby was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Herrick and his son, Chris A. Herrick. He is survived by his son, Dr. Wayne C. Herrick (Christine);  daughter, Robin Rainier (Larry); daughter-in-law, Michele Hernandez;  grandchildren, April Blondin (Dave), Lyndsay Austin (Dean), Bradford Herrick (Berit), Allison Josey (Kyle), Dean Herrick, Mia Herrick, Amanda Rainier, Charles Rainier (Allison), and Angela Rainier; ten great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 am until 9:30 am on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Ogletown Baptist Church, 316 Red Mill Road, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, 1000 West Ridge Road, Linwood, PA .

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ogletown Baptist Church at the address above.

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7 Guestbook messages for C. Crosby Herrick

  • Our sympathy to all of you for Crosby’s homecoming.

  • Robin and Family,
    Please know how sorry I am that you lost your precious father. I pray that the Lord will Bless you with comfort and peace.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. From Richard and Terry Stewart.

  • Robin, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I know you will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Linda and George Middleton

  • Dear Robin and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that our dear Lord will give you comfort and His peace. We remember your mother
    and father when they attended our Sunday School class and when they visited our home.

  • Robin, Your Dad was a dear person and faithful follower of our Lord. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ann & Dick Jewett

  • Robin – I’m so sorry for your loss, what a precious man. Know you are in my prayers.