I just found out about Dick's passing and sad to hear it. I met him at the Edmond YMCA when I joined after returning from Iraq and he was always friendly. I think we made a connection because of our military bond. We gave each other a friendly "hard time" every time we saw each other. I had noticed his absence lately but just assumed he changed the time he came to the YMCA. His friendly voice will be missed.
Richard Crosley, a gracious and honorable man! I met him while working at the Edmond YMCA in 1988 as he liked jumping in the pool as soon as it was opened. I was just a poor college student at Central State University at the time and we became friends. Richard was full of encouragement as I applied for full-time work. In 1990 I found myself unemployed and in the middle of a 4-month process hoping to be hired by the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Richard was a friend and he gave me hope and assisted me during this time. I've always said he was my biggest cheerleader, then and always! Thank you Richard for touching my life in such a positive way, you will be missed!
So sad to hear of Mr. Crosley's passing,he was my Radio TV and Film instructor,@ CE Donart in the 70's,what a hoot he was! His jokes and method of teaching made that class so memorable.I still tell his "Better Nate than Lever" joke to this day! I'm sure there is an awesome place in Heaven for this man,along with his good buddy,Clyde Irving Tidwell !
I was thinking about him the other day. I was a student of his at Stillwater High School. I am very sad to hear about this. I remember alot of his personal stories of his Life and career. For me; Mr. CROSLEY ; NEVER GAVE UP ON ME as a Student ; and a person. I will always remember Him. God Bless You Mr. Crosley. Jim Waltman.
Dick was my friend. His passing is hard to take. I met him in the early seventies when I was a student and he was a 34 year old high school teacher. He was not a typical teacher but he was an effective teacher. He taught honor and respect by example. He would help a student in anyway he could. Later we worked together for several years in video production. He expected good work from a person and he honored that with good work of his own. He had an contagious laugh and was always a happy man. I'll miss that laugh. I'll miss the man.
Crosley started every conversation with a joke and a laugh. He was a great teacher; boss; mentor; friend.
Sad to learn of Dick's passing. I have been searching for him for about two years. I so wanted to honor him with our WKY-TV family. I worked briefly with him in the early sixties. I will always remember him warming up the wrestling crowd for Danny Williams on Saturday nights.
Here is a link on my YouTube that features the ham in Dick that I will always remember: http://youtu.be/HDgnXd_Vvo0
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