Robert S. Crossman
Robert S. Crossman
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Robert S. Crossman of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away with his family at his side, on October 9, 2012, in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Bob was born in Pittsford, Vt., on October 10, 1932, to Robert W. Crossman and Ruth (Johnson) Crossman.
Bob served in Germany during the Korean War, and was recently able to travel back to Germany to visit the places he last saw over 50 years ago.
He was a foreman at Vermont Structural Slate Co. in Fair Haven, Vt., before joining the State Police in 1966. His career with the State Police took him from Fair Haven to Stowe and then to Waterbury where he retired with the rank of captain in 1987. He moved from Stowe to Vero Beach over 19 years ago.
Bob was a member of the Masons Lodge 79 and Cairo Shrine in Rutland, Vt.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah of Vero Beach; his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sandy Crossman of Pittsford, Vt.; his daughter and son-in-law, Kerry and Rick Ellis of West Haven, Vt.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; also by his brother, Bud Crossman of Wallingford, Vt.; brother-in-law Chandler Parker and his wife Madonna of Eden, Vt.; brother-in-law Eric Parker of Burlington, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Janet (Crossman) West; his first wife, Pauline (Smith) Crossman; and his in-laws, Harry and Elaine Parker.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Aldous Funeral Home in Rutland, Vt., followed by a private graveside service in the East Clarendon Cemetery. The family will then join others for a reception at the Moose Lodge in Rutland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vt. Troopers Association or the Rutland Regional Medical Center Marrow Donor Program, in care of Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland, VT 05701. Donations to the Vt. Troopers Association will be used to assist active and retired troopers in their time of need. Donations to the RRMC Marrow Donor Program will be used to add Vermonters to the national Be The Match registry as potential marrow donors.
Messages can be left for the family at www.caringbridge.org/visit/bobcrossman.