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Rev. Bertram M.
Avon: Died peacefully on April 21, 2013 at age 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty; son Edward Croop; daughter Julie (Perry) Stephan; brother Neal (Doris) Croop; sister Ethel (Stan) Bird; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He graduated from Gordon College in MA and Asbury Seminary, KY. Rev. Croop pastored 12 churches and retired from the Rush United Methodist Church. He led many Youth Camps at Silverlake. He also received an award for 60 years in the ministry from the Upper New York Conference. He was an active Rotarian and received the Paul Harris award. He sang in the Warsaw Barber Shoppers, and many church choirs.
His Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 2pm at the Avon United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee Street, Avon. Memorials may be made to the Avon Rotary-Lions Volunteer Ambulance, Avon Nursing Home, or the Avon United Methodist Church. Arrangements Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Avon.
Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
350 Genesee Street
Avon, NY 14414
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 1, 2013