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Michael John Crosby

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Michael John CROSBY Age 68, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Seat tle. Mike died after a hard fought battle with Leukemia. Mike was married to his high school sweet heart, Diana Cros by, for 49 1/2 years. Mike graduat ed from Cleveland High School in 1961. He worked for Kelley Clarke/Acosta Sales for 40 years. Mike loved his family and created a lifetime of special memories spending time with his family at their beautiful home in Lake Che lan. He had a unique gift with his sense of humor and bringing a smile to the many lives he touched. Mike will be remem bered as a "one of a kind" hus band, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Mike is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Diana; son, Jeff (Leann) Crosby; daugh ters, Debbie (Jeff) Booher, Jill Rockafield (Ryan Perovich) and Kimberly (Steve) Birds; grand children, Kylie, Taylor, Noelle, Michael, Austin, Kathleen, Ryanne, Brendon and Avery; brother, Ted (Shirley) Crosby; sisters, Colleen Cowsert and Jean (Pete) Vargas and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrat ed on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 1790 S. 222nd S., Des Moines, WA 98198. In lieu of flowers, Michael's family re quests that donations be made to the Organ Fund of St. Philomena Church. Checks can be made out to St. Philomena Church with 'Organ Fund in honor of Mike Crosby' noted in the memo. The donation can be mailed to the church address listed above. Please sign the guest book at www.caringbridge.org/visit/ michaelcrosby.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 5, 2011
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