James M. Crossan
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Jim, age 78, of Wilmington, DE, affectionately called PAPA, passed away on March 12, 2013.
Jim was born in Wilmington, DE and was the son of the late George and Ida Crossan and graduated from the former Brown Vocational HS. He served in the Coast Guard and the Army. He retired from the telephone company in 1989 and spent the next 20 years working with his church helping the homeless.
Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Crossan; 4 children, Rick Crossan, Wendy Focht (Jim), Donna Wilson (John) and Cathy Olenderski (Mick); 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; his sister, Nellie Wehde; sister-in-law, Annetta Clay; brother-in-law, Robert Dennison (Joan) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Jim's life at a service on Tuesday, March 19, at 11 am, at Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1105 Stanton Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808, where a viewing will be from 9-11 am. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Marshallton UM Church.
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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 14 to Mar. 17, 2013