Robert H. Crosby (1923 - 2016)

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Robert H. Crosby, age 92, of Shaffer Road in Warsaw Twp., Pa., passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, Pa.
He was born on July 17, 1923, in Allens Mills, Pa., to the late Edgar and Floy (Shaffer) Crosby.
Robert served his country during World War II as a Private First Class, Company A, 148th Engineers Combat Battalion, 7th Corps, 1st Army. He fought in five major battles including the battle of Normandy. He also played a role in constructing the bridge over the Rhine River in Europe.
On Dec. 22, 1949, he married Betty June Brownlee in Brookville, Pa.
He worked for O'Neil's Clay Mine in Brookville for 24 years. He then spent an additional 24 years working for Ti-Brook Trailers in Brookville, Pa.; he was known at work as "Bing" Crosby. Robert also worked on his farm throughout his life.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Reynoldsville, Pa., and a member of the American Legion.
He enjoyed carpentry; especially making toys. His main hobby, which he loved above all else, was providing for his family.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by five children: Doris (Tom) Hiles of Sarver, Pa., Bobbie Jane (Miles) Doane of Brockway, Pa., Robert "Bob" (Cindy) Crosby of Reynoldsville, Pa., June (Steve) Mitchell of New Paris, Ind., Roger (Gail) Crosby of Lansing, Ill.; two sisters, Blanche Marshall of Newfane, N.Y. and Jean Moore of Kane, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by two sisters, E. Isabel Brownlee and Laura Rhines; and one brother, Albert Crosby.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, also at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Matthew Lemster. Interment will take place at the Riggs Cemetery, Warsaw Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, S. Findley St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
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Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express on May 1, 2016
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