Dr. Alcus G. Cromartie
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Dr. Alcus G. Cromartie " Rocketman" traded life for eternity December 30, 2020. Born on July 28, 1936 to the late Ruth and Alcus Cromartie. He graduated with honors from Roosevelt High School (Gary) and matriculated at West Coast University (Electrical Engineering), Master of Science (Scientific Engineering, (Education Administration) Century University. He was an adjunct professor of mathematics at Pasadena City College, math teacher at Ivy Tech State College, Jet Propulsion Lab (Pasadena, CA), Rockwell International Space Admin., contributing engineer to construct the nation's 1st space shuttle: (Columbia), received aeronautic and pilot training with DOD. Doctoral teaching assignment in Gabon (West Africa) He retired from A.T. & T as a communication specialist. He was a member of St. Timothy Community Church, Tuskegee Airman Inc. Board as Honorary Liaison and historian. Dr. Cromartie was preceded in death by grandparent Emma E. Langston-Skillman who raised him, sisters Louise A. Cromartie-Moore, Emma E. Cromartie-Bacon, daughter Michelle, nephew Mario, aunts Ella and Emma Clark, Josephine (Luther) Moore, Evelyn (Frank) Barber. He leaves to cherish fond memories: devoted wife Mildred Cromartie; daughters Jesselle Cromartie, Stephanie L. Bell; Stepdaughter Yolanda Stewart; 4 grandchildren; and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, January 8, 2020 from 9 to 11:0 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. all services at St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave. Gary, IN. Rev. Dr. Rameen Jackson, Pastor Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.


Published by Post-Tribune on Jan. 6, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
8
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Timothy Community Church
1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary, IN
Jan
8
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
St. Timothy Community Church
1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary, IN
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Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
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God Bless you all. My sister Michelle Yvette passed away in 1985. God bless you all...
Belva Porter-Dixon
August 15, 2021
Alcus was my step brother. I loved him like a brother. He will surely be missrf NY the Matthews family. Rest in peace alcus.
Ilene matthews
Family
January 8, 2021
I will surely miss Mr. Cromartie! He was a good friend of my dad's and always so sweet to me and my children.
lori latham
Friend
January 8, 2021
Condolences form Jumal Family
Okeyo Jumal
Friend
January 7, 2021
Love & Peace
Jumal
Okeyo Jumal
Friend
January 7, 2021
To Mildred and The Entire Family

We extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. May the Lord continue to comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Rod & Verneita Coffee and Family
Friend
January 7, 2021
Sorry to hear of the lost of your loved one. GOD is still good all the time. I will be praying for the family.
Gwendolyn Hemphill
Friend
January 6, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Will Hargrove
January 6, 2021
To Mildred and Family Sorry for your loss Alcus was a very Intelligent and fun person to be around will miss him and his Conversations about his Work History.
Geraldine Starks
Friend
January 6, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Marsha Clemmons
Family
January 6, 2021
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