Albert B. Crocker

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Albert B. Crocker

NEWARK: A memorial service, celebrating the life of Albert B. Crocker, 79, of Newark, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, at the First Baptist Church of Heath, with Pastor Noel Dear as celebrant.

Albert was born in Howland, Maine the son of the late Raynor and Madeline (Adams) Crocker.

Albert was an Evangelical Minister, having earned a degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree of Theology. Albert was well known for his preaching and particularly his singing, having recorded seven albums. He enjoyed time with his family, especially spending time at "Lazy Acres" at Beech Hill Pond in Maine. He enjoyed singing, fishing and playing the ukulele. He is also well known for his generosity toward others.

He is survived by his loving family, Roberta Johnston, the mother of his children; son, Daniel of Toboso, Laurie (Mike) Cunningham of Newark, Angela (Bryan) Corbett of Grove City; his brothers; Clayton of Howland, ME, Frank (Anna Mae) of Biloxi, MS; and Jeff of Howland, ME; his grandchildren: Cori, Grace, Jamison, Trey, William, Michael, Austin and Amanda; his great grandson, Gavin,; and many friends.

The family would also like to remember the seeing eye dogs who were an important part of his life: Adam, Aries, Beauty, Todd, Rusty, Toby, Saint, Hersey, and Pal.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Harry and sister Helen.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service at the First Baptist Church in Newark located at 525 S. 30th street in Heath.

An online guest register and video tribute are available at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pilot Dogs, Inc. located at 625 West Town Street Columbus, OH 43215

Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for the Crocker Family.


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Published in the Advocate on Nov. 8, 2011
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