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Ervin L. Crosby, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully in his home in Everett, September 29, 2009 after bravely battling cancer. He was born on June 29, 1938 in Seattle, WA, the son of Pearl and Ervin Crosby.
Ervin L. Crosby
Erv is survived by his wife and true love of 50 years, Gail; four daughters, Shelley (Dick), Tracey, Laurie, Laura; granchildren, Amanda, Brad, Sarah, Jon and the M's; brothers, Gary (Lisa), Gil (Val); and loved puppy mill dog, "George".
Erv served in the United States Navy beginning with submarine schooling June 1956. He actively served on the USS Wahoo 565. He worked in the elevator trade for 35 years before retiring in 1995. He and his wife purchased Four Winds Kite Store in 1992, located in Everett. This allowed them to meet many wonderful people over the last 17 years.
Throughout his life Erv enjoyed a multitude of projects which included: building a two man submarine, a motor home, restoring a green school bus, building kites, and eventually RC boats. Indian carving remained a passion throughout his life.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hospice.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, October 10 at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4513 84th St SW, Mukilteo. Reception at church will follow.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Oct. 4, 2009