Frank E. CROSSFIELD

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Passed away in Santa Rosa, January 26, 2013. Dearly beloved husband of 54 years of the late Anne Crossfield. Loving father of Bruce Crossfield of Pomeroy, WA; Marilee Handley of Citrus Heights, CA; and Jim Crossfield of Santa Rosa. Adored grandfather of Kevin Handley, Simeon Crossfield, Laura Garrison and Sarah Crossfield. A native of Santa Rosa, age 86 years. As a youth, Frank was involved in the Boy Scouts, earning the degree of Eagle Scout. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the minesweeper the USS Redstart in the Pacific during World War II. Following the War, Frank earned a Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley, graduating in 1951. Active in many Masonic organizations, Frank is a member of Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Lodge #57, F&AM, Santa Rosa Scottish Rite Bodies, Aahmes Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S, the Sonoma County Shrine Club where he was active in the Shrine Oriental Band serving as Sultan in 1981, and the Jesters. A family man, Frank enjoyed many vacations with his family, which included camping and fishing. He spent over 35 years working for the California Department of Forestry where at the time, he was the youngest person to become a Ranger. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading, wood working, and watching John Wayne movies. Friends are invited to attend Masonic Services on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES with the officers of Santa Rosa Luther Burbank officiating. Inurnment, St. Helena Cemetery, St. Helena. If desired, donation in Frank's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton St., Sacramento, CA 95817.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2013
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