DOVER – John D. Crosier, 75, of Dover died Sunday Nov. 18, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
Son of the late Walter S. and Felicie S. Crosier, he was born in North Adams, Mass. He was predeceased by his brother Walter and twin sister Janie.
He leaves his wife, Judith (Decker), of 43 years; his son John Jr. of Dover and his wife, Kristen; and grandchildren Matthew and Katherine, and son Michael of White River Junction, Vt.; and several friends who John considered family.
He was a graduate of Lenox School and Hamilton College.
John enjoyed a successful career, where he created countless business relationships and lifelong friends. His career was a great source of pride for him. Before retiring in 2005, he was president of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire for 16 years.
He also served as president of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. He was appointed by two different Massachusetts' governors to serve as the Director of the Massachusetts' Division of Employment Security and the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Commerce and Development.
In 1997, as a testament to how well respected John was in the business community, he was named Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chambers of Commerce 1997.
In 1999, John was appointed to the New Hampshire system's board of trustees, where he volunteered his time for 16 years. He also was the junior warden of the Vestry of St. George's Episcopal Church of Durham.
Some of John's greatest pleasures in life included spending time with family and friends, golfing at Concord Country Club, and a lifetime of summers on Lake Winnipesaukee.
His passion was leaving a community rich in opportunity for future generations of New Hampshire citizens.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. George's Episcopal Church at 1 Park Court in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover 03820.
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