Peter Elwood Crosby, 66, of Winchester, Virginia, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in his home.
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Mr. Crosby was born in 1946, in Portland, Maine, the son of Olive Williams and the late Thomas Crosby. He was a graduate of John Handley High School, Class of 1964. Mr. Crosby was a Veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-1972 achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
After his service in the military, he worked for the F&M Data Center in Middletown. He operated Computer Utilities Inc. of Winchester and became a partner in Shenandoah Computer. Mr. Crosby worked independently as a computer programming consultant for Rehau Inc. in Leesburg and Charles Zuckerman & Sons. In addition, he operated the Racquets Plus Pro Shop and was the racquetball pro at the Downtown Athletic Club and founded and published the Dealers Lot Magazine. Later he purchased the Winchester Billiard Center on the Downtown Mall, remodeling it and renaming it Mustang Billiards, it was later sold to Brewbaker's Restaurant.
Mr. Crosby was a Mustang enthusiast who restored many cars and spent the last few years of his life pursuing his passion of racing and high performance driving. He raced professionally in the Ford Racing Series: the Mustang Challenge, with his FR500S Mustang #64 racecar.
His memberships include the Shelby American Automobile Club, Kiwanis, Elks, Shenandoah Valley Mustang Club as well as the Sports Car Club of America, the National Auto Sport Association, SVT Owners Association and the SVT Cobra Mustang Club.
He married Allison Kave on June 6, 1974, in Berryville, Virginia.
Surviving with his wife and mother, are two daughters, Julie Crosby of Winchester, and Corey Dennis of Front Royal; son, Andrew Crosby of Raleigh North Carolina; brothers, Thomas Crosby, Jr. and wife Kathy of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Timothy Crosby of Emporia, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. A private family memorial service will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Melanoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 759329, Baltimore, Maryland, 21275-9329 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from July 31 to August 1, 2012