CROCKER - John Lindsley Age 83, of Rockport, MA, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 5, 2014. John was born in Utica, NY, on February 16, 1931, the son of the late Lindsley H. and Irene Florence (Bence) Crocker. He attended Canisius College in Buffalo before entering the Trappist Monastery, St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA. His last years were spent in painting and teaching Centering Prayer. John is survived by his sisters, Margot (David) Byrnes of Miami, FL and Sue Lee of Sebastian, FL; brother-in-law Gerald Schoemick of Kenmore. He was predeceased by his sister Linda Schoemick, nephew Martin Schoemick, grand-nephew Daniel Byrnes. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport.
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Published in the Buffalo News on Apr. 20, 2014