Gary CROSBY(09/11/1942 - 03/02/2014)

CROSBY, Gary (Age 71) Gary passed away peacefully at home on March 2nd, 2014 with family at his side. He was born in Seattle on September 11, 1942 to Ervin and Pearl Crosby. He graduated from Edmonds High in 1961 and went to work in retail. In 1966 he joined the Elevator constructors Local 19, during his years in the elevator trade he had worked for Western, Alaska Pacific, US elevator, and Schindler. From 1987 to 1992 he had his own company BJ Elevator in Grand Coulee, where he had the government contract for the dam. In 1987 he was a city counsel member in Elmer City and became mayor from 1988 to 1992. In 1992 he moved to Spokane and was working for Schindler elevator when he retired in January 2005. Gary was a man of many talents. From 1967 to 1969 he worked on building a one man sub with his brother Erv. It was a great success with them working for the Coast Guard doing salvage in Pudget Sound. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and traveling in his motorhome. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ervin Crosby. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Crosby; sons, Doug Crosby and Darin (Gina) Crosby; stepsons: Matthew Long and Joseph Cleppe; stepdaughter: Amber Chapman; grandchildren: Chandra, Carrie, Chris, and Damon; great-granddaughter, Aariya; brother, Gil (Val) Crosby; sister-in-law, Gail Crosby; Lenna (Arthur) King; brother-in-law, Roger Bailey; father-in-law, Leland Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Viewing will be held at Heritage on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. A Funeral Service will follow at 4:00PM.

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Published in Spokesman-Review on Mar. 9, 2014