Jerald "Jerry" Crusan, 70, of Inverness, Fla., passed away March 19, 2013. He was born in Kittanning, Pa., June 11, 1942, to Archibald Crusan and Gertrude Buchanan Crusan. Jerry joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Viet Nam. He was one of the first to become involved in pioneering cable TV in the United States working with such companies Jerrold Electronics, Time Warner, Comcast and Cablevision of Long Island. Later he went on to become vice president of engineering with United Artists and helped bring cablevision to the United Kingdom, where he lived with his wife for five years. He also worked in Norway, Sweden, France, and as a consultant in South America on the building of system networks. Jerry was well-known in the cablevision industry for his work and innovations in that field, and received many awards and recognition for his work.
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Upon retirement, Jerry moved to Inverness where he enjoyed golfing and motorcycling, learned to play guitar, and lending a helping hand when needed. He will be remembered for his kind ways and willingness to share his knowledge and quietly getting things done. Jerry died the way he lived his life, on his terms. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank; sisters, Juanita, Maxine and Karen. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Nancy Crusan; son, John; daughter, Michelle; sister, Sharon Dodson of Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 5, 2013