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Lynn A. Crosby

MORRISTOWN- Funeral services for Lynn A. Crosby, 91, of Morristown will be private.  Mr. Crosby died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Lynn A. Crosby was born on December 7, 1928, in Morristown, NY.  He was the son of the late John and Verda (Newcombe) Crosby.    On December 7, 1949, he married Imogene Morley at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg, Reverend George Palmer officiating. Imogene passed away on October 28, 2014.   He was a retired Farmer and Truck driver.  Lynn also served the Morristown community for many years as a Volunteer Fireman.

He is survived by his sons, Lee Alton and his wife Melanie Crosby of Marana, Arizona and Gary Lynn of Morristown; daughters, Imogene D. and her husband Ronald Hoerner of Massena, Nadine Avis King of Morristown, Denise L. and her husband Stephen Murray of Norwood, Frances A.  Sprague of Watertown.  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren also survive him.

He was predeceased by his wife, Imogene Crosby, and sons-in-law; Mike Sprague and Donald King.

Donations in Lynn’s memory may be made to the Morristown Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.

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I want to express my sympathy to Denise and her family and all of you on Lynns death. I have good memories of him from my time at St. Johns in Morristown many years ago. This must be a terribly difficult time to lose him when you cannot come together in the normal ways to grieve. You are all remembered in my prayers as is Lynn. May he Rest In Peace! May you find new hope in the upcoming Easter season.

Father John Murphy Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Lee, Imogene, Nadine, Denise, Frances and Gary, I am so very sorry for your loss and will think of you in these sorrowful times. Your dad was such a quiet man and I remember many weekends in the barn with him, Lee and Frances. He was patient and kind, and understanding of my irrational fear of cows. One Sunday morning after milking he and Lee went into the house for breakfast. Frances and I were cleaning up the milkhouse and decided it was a good time to sneak a smoke. As soon as Frances lit it he walked through the milkhouse. Never said a word. The expression of Frances' face was so funny - she tried to just drop the butt - it stuck to her bottom lip and trembled. So many fond memories of your family, that house and barn. I never drive by it without thinking of you all. There's a song I learned attending church with you - I still know the words and often hum it, "I cannot come. I cannot come to the banquet. Don't bother me now. I have married a wife and have bought me a cow. I have fields and commitments, that cost a pretty sum. Pray hold me excused, I cannot come". After church there would be a HUGE family meal and there would always be some strays that your mom met through church and needed that meal in your sunny dining room, surrounded by the cornucopia of homegrown goodness, laughter, mostly about what ridiculous outfit Frances got me to wear to the barn that morning. I;m glad there isn't pictures of those outfits! He was a good man. May he rest in peace with your mom. BWN

Bridget Whalen-Nevin Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM

Please know at this difficult time with the passing of your Dad, anyone who knew your Dad and Mom are absolutely blessed. They always made everyone feel welcome into their home and as you know your Mom was always ready to serve food. I often wondered how your Dad was not a Large man. Then again he did eat and go back to work. I always enjoyed see your Dad ( Jiggs) when he worked on the farm for Phil & Barb. Definitely a man with few words but when he did speak it was with kindness . Both your Dad and Mom will never be forgotten. They hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Becky

Becky Bertrand Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM

Lee, Gary, Imogene, Nadine, Denise and Franny: The passing of a parent is truly one of the most heart breaking times in your life. May the memories of the happy times and knowing that he is with the love of his life now help lift your spirits.

Ann (Bogardus) Fenlong Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

Our hearts go out to Lynns family. This is such a trying time for all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

Shirley Lamb Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences to the Crosby family!

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