James E. Croker, 86, of 49 Jerome Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday (Feb. 18, 2016) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
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Born Sept. 9, 1929, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Mason Croker.
Mr. Croker was a 1947 graduate of St. Bernard High School
Jim was inducted into the U.S. Army on Feb. 13, 1951, and served as a corporal during the Korean Conflict. On Feb. 13, 1953, he was honorably discharged from active duty. He served in the reserves until Feb. 7, 1957. After the war, he returned home and attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated with a degree in accounting.
Mr. Croker had worked for Forest Oil Co. as an accountant for 29 years, retiring in 1989.
Jim was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and St. Bernard Church.
He was the last living member of his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary T. Croker and Alberta L. Corker.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Francis Church; St. Bernard Church; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Published in The Bradford Era on Feb. 19, 2016