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Maurice R. "Moe" Crosby

Born December 3, 1930, Moe, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna, of Carmichael; daughter Cheryl Novak, of Fair Oaks; daughter Nancy Zuhl, of Antioch; son James Crosby, of Cameron Park; son Scott Crosby, of Fair Oaks; grandpa of Melissa Rankin, Michael Novak, Brian Zuhl, Jacob Crosby, Owen Crosby, Anjela Crosby, and Jason Crosby; great grandpa to Madison Rankin. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Orphie Crosby; brother Warren Crosby. Moe was born in South Dakota. His family moved to Lodi, Ca in 1934. After graduating from Lodi High School, he joined the US Air Force during the Korean War where he was stationed in Morocco. He married Donna Brouillard in 1953. Moe was active in the Lodi Jaycee's. He worked as an insurance salesman from 1964 to 1974. Then he returned to the painting business that he contiuned until he retired in 2007. Worshipful Moe Crosby was a Master Mason for 38 years and a member of Bicentennial Daylight Lodge No. 830, American River lodge No. 795, and Woodbridge Lodge No. 131 at the time of his passing. He was raised in Woodbridge Lodge No. 131 in 1975 and was a Past Master of Woodbridge Lodge No. 131, Oak Plains Lodge No. 789, and Bicentennial Daylight Lodge No. 830. He served as Inspector of the former 247th Masonic District for several years. Moe also served on several Grand Lodge Committees: Charters, Constitutional Observance and Masonic Widows. Sir Knight Moe was a life member of the York Rite in Roseville, and now Auburn. He was High Priest of Roseville Chapter #146, Royal Arch Masons in 2000; Illustrious Master of Roseville Council #54 in 2000; and Commander of Rosewood Commandery in 2001. He was a 32° KCCH Scottish Rite Mason, and Past Toparch of Sciots Tract Pyramid No. 11 (now Gold Country Pyramid No. 11), Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots. His family has requested a Masonic Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the George Primrose Masonic Temple, 3010 Becerra Way, Sacramento, CA, 95821.


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