Mr. George William Crouch, 96, a resident of Quincy Village, Quincy, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the nursing home.
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He was born in Towanda, Pa., the only son of the late Herbert Duncan Crouch and Mary Rodgers (Hale) Crouch. Following the death of his father in 1924, the family moved to Aurora, N.Y., which he always considered his hometown.
He graduated from Lafayette College as an electrical engineer in 1938 and was employed by the Philadelphia Electric Company. With the exception of five years during World War II, when he served in various Signal and Air Corps units, he remained with the company and its subsidiaries until 1957. He then went to Brazil with American and Foreign Power Company for five years. Upon return to the United States he worked with RCA Service Company on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. In 1966 he went to Ebasco Services, Inc., an international engineering and construction firm, from which he retired as chief consulting electrical engineer in 1979.
Mr. Crouch was active in community, civic and church organizations throughout his life, including serving as the president of the Quincy Sewer Authority until his retirement from the authority in 2004. He also was a member of several masonic organizations and was a five time Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred Ann (Nagel) Crouch, of 53 years in 1995.
Mr. Crouch is survived by three daughters, Emily Hale Crouch of Trenton, N.J., Ann Resh Mummert of Hagerstown, Md., and Mary Hale Crouch Semple of Somerset, N.J.; three grandsons, Reuben James Semple of Grand Junction, Colo., William George Resh and his wife, Jamie of Indianapolis, Ind., and Samuel Patrick Resh of Jacksonville, Fla.; and one great-granddaughter, Angelica Pawlick.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the benevolent fund of Quincy Village, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or the
Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Daily Review on Apr. 11, 2013