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Ronald W. Crosier

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SHAFTSBURY -- Ronald W. Crosier, 66, a resident of Myers Road, Shaftsbury, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Born in Bennington, Dec. 26, 1937, he was the son of Ray L. Crosier and the late Helen (Colvin) Crosier. He received his education in the North Bennington schools and was a 1955 graduate of the former North Bennington High School. Mr. Crosier served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 22, 1955 until Jan. 21, 1964.

In earlier years he served as a department store manager in the state of Washington. He later returned to Vermont and worked for his brother Bill in the construction business and was the sporting goods manager at the former Woolworth’s store in Bennington. He later owned and operated a custom sign and T-shirt screening business in Shafstbury before founding Charity House Bingo in Bennington which he continued to operate until his retirement.

Ron married the former Joyce Phelps on Sept. 14, 1973 in Bennington.

An active member of the Bennington Club where he served two terms as president, he also enjoyed horseracing and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Crosier of Shaftsbury; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Marisa Crosier of Sarasota, Fla.; his father, Ray L. Crosier of Bennington; two step-children, Michael Jones and his wife Vicky of Cambridge, N.Y. and Tracy Jones of New London, Conn.; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cheryl King of Shaftsbury and Debra Rice of Bainbridge, N.Y.; three brothers and their wives, William and Elizabeth Crosier, Andrew and Theresa Crosier and Ray L. and Julie Crosier, all of Shaftsbury; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Deborah Estey, pastor of the Shaftsbury Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery, North Bennington.

Contributions in Ronald Crosier’s memory may be made to either the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home or the Vermont Heart Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 29, 2003
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