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Harry Edward CrossonJuly 27, 1932 ~ April 8, 2017 (age 84)
Harry "Hack" Edward Crosson died peacefully at the Jenner’s Pond Nursing Facility on April 8, 2017 at the age of 84.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Crossland Crosson of Jenner’s Pond; children, Colleen C. Smith of Longs, SC and Dennis W. Crosson (MaryBeth) of Fairfax, VA; sister, Anita Merson of Kennett Square; 5 grandchildren, Alysa Bell, Wayne Smith, Melanie Smith, Caleb Crosson and Annie Crosson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Henrietta Crosson; his first wife of 51 years, Barbara Ann Harlan Crosson and his brother, Robert C. Crosson.
Harry was born on July 27, 1932 in Unionville, PA to Harry C. and Henrietta Fenstermacher Crosson. He graduated class valedictorian from Unionville High School in 1950. Following graduation from Columbia University/NYC in 1954, Harry joined the Navy, retiring after 25 years of service as a Commander. He traveled the world by ship. Although he and his family lived in many places, he made his final home in Southern Chester County, PA. His family and friends will remember him as a no-nonsense man who loved the simple things in life, a sharp mind and those quick one-liners. He enjoyed baking, gardening, antiquing and home renovations. His greatest pride was serving in the United States Navy.
A graveside service with United States Navy military honors will be promptly at 10:30AM, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the LONGWOOD CEMETERY, 945 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.
Memorial donations can be offered in Harry's name to Willow Tree Hospice, www.willowtreehospice.com or Rover Community Transportation, www.krapfscoaches.com or Navy Wounded Warrior, www.navywoundedwarrior.com
The family would like to thank the staff of Jenner’s Pond and Willow Tree Hospice for their care and dedication.