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Elijah Grant Crossley "Slim"


November 30, 2016


Elijah Grant Crossley “Slim”, 92, of Danville, PA, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Grandview Health Homes, Inc., Danville.   He was born on July 16, 1924 in Lock Haven, PA, the son of the late Elijah and Marie (Williamson) Crossley. 

He was the devoted husband of Sara L. (Herman) Crossley who was the love of his life for 69 years, who survives.  

Elijah served his country as a United States World War II Army Veteran serving in European theatre. 

He was employed as a Mechanic, Fixer, and Carpet Weaver for 12 years at Bloomsburg Carpet Company where he was one of the founding fathers. Elijah was also employed for 28 years at Magee Carpet Company.  

He was a member of American Legion Post #40, Danville, and St. Paul’s “Straub’s” Lutheran Church, Danville. 

Elijah had a lifelong love of the land as a woodsman, farmer, hunter, and fisherman. He especially enjoyed attending monthly veteran meals held at Espy Firehall and was recently honored with the Quilt of Valor. He was a gentle, loving man whose main love was his family, friends, and the farm. 

In addition to his wife, Elijah is survived by four daughters and two sons; Louise and John Nogle; Margaret (Peg) and Richard Garman, both of Danville; Wallace and Dani Crossley of Bloomsburg; Susan and Daryl Hendricks of Shoemakersville; Carol and Orville Kneezle of Berwick; and David and Linda Crossley of Danville.  Elijah is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Elijah is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one brother; Cormick and two sisters; Nora and Florence. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at St. Paul’s “Straub’s” Lutheran Church, 60 Frosty Valley Road, Danville, PA on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Joel Zeiders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends will be received on Friday evening, December 2, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the church and from 10:00 AM until the time of service. American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard will accord military rites.

 The family will provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #40, 175 Northumberland Street, Danville, PA 17821 or to the church. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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