James Crouse
1946 - 2019
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ATHENS - James E. (Jim) Crouse, 72, of Athens, died late Saturday evening, Feb. 23, 2019, at The Laurels of Athens.
Born Feb. 28, 1946 in Dayton, he was the son of the late Burdette Rhoades Crouse and Inez Vance Crouse.
He was a 1964 graduate of Oakwood High School and a 1972 graduate of Ohio University; he received his bachelor's degree in Communications. He retired, after 30 years of service, from the O.U. Telecommunications Center, where he was Director of Photography and a TV Producer/Director.
He was involved in filming area news stories, including the 1967 Silver Bridge Disaster in Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia. His film was the first seen on national and international television news.
He was Past President of the Athens Jaycees and a past board member of Housing for Athens Senior Residents. He was a member of the Athens Co. Amateur Radio Association, call signal KC80VB, serving as club Treasurer and working many Athens area events. He also volunteered with the American Red Cross, Athens Youth Hockey Association, and was a time keeper and penalty box attendant at Bird Arena with the OU Hockey Team.
Jim is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Elizabeth Crouse, and two grandchildren, Kelsey-Ann Crouse and Kielynn Crouse of Riverview, Florida; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Ann Crouse of Wilmington.
Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Athens Co. Amateur Radio Association or the O.U. Hockey Club.
Please share a memory, a note of condolence, or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.



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Published in The Athens Messenger from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2019.
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February 28, 2019
Jim, you were a wonderful patient, but more than that, you became my friend. I will forever remember you, and keep you and your family in my prayers. Til we meet again kind sir!
Nicci Hodge
February 28, 2019
My condolences to the Crouse family. Jim was a long time volunteer and supporter of the OHIO Hockey program, and we were lucky to have him involved for so many years. He was always kind, professional and represented everything we want OHIO Hockey to be. Thank you Jim and God Bless.
Sean Hogan
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February 27, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. We will keep you in our hearts and prays in the coming days. God bless
Jim and Kathly Vance
February 27, 2019
Dear Mark,
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I share your sorrow. Jim was such a good man.
Love + hugs,
Bonnie
Bonnie Van Valkenburg
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