Harold C. Crouch
Crouch, Harold C.
"Mr. Steam Locomotive"
Newark, New York: Friday, March 27, 2009 at age 89. Mr. Crouch is survived by his sisters, Mary (William C.) Schmitt of Rochester, Kathleen Crouch of Syracuse; a niece, Ann Marie (Henry) Dabrowski of Atlanta, GA.; nephews, William J. (Ann Marie) Schmitt, John F. Schmitt and Michael (Marianne) Schmitt; grand-nieces and nephews, Alison, Lindsay, Kelsey, Benjamin, Zachary & Nathan. Harold was an honors graduate of Newark High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was elected a member of The Society of Sigma Xi research group. He was a Veteran of the Merchant Marines in WWII. He had a long career with the railroads: New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail. His life long hobby was model railroading. Harold was a Past President; Charter and Honorary member of the Finger Lakes Live Steamers. He was a devout member of St. Michael's Church in Newark, N.Y. and volunteered at their food closet. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
No prior calling. Friends are invited to Harold's Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM with a reception immediately following with Harold's memorabilia for fellowship and refreshments. Interment Newark Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to St. Michael's Church, 401 S. Main Street, Newark, New York 14543 or Visting Nurse Hospice Foundation Inc., 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580.

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Just a great guy who possessed immeasurable locomotive knowledge. He helped me with advice to restore a historic locomotive. He is missed!!!
Richard Vanderbilt
June 4, 2018
Harold Crouch was trulyl MR RAILROADING
April 4, 2009
Harold Crouch-I have known Harold since the mid 1940's. He had excellent knowledge of steam engins, and railroading, then developed knowledge as engines became powered with diesel. He enjoyed engines 7/24. His vocation and hobby allowed him to travel up and down the East coast. Harold will be greatly missed by his many friends in railroading. Yes, he indead was Mr RAILROADING.
April 4, 2009
Harold was possibly the most genuinely good hearted and nicest member of the family. He will be greatly missed.

Donald R. Moreland, Cape Cod, MA
Donald Moreland
April 3, 2009