Elijah Grant "Slim" Crossley, 92, of Danville, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Grandview Health Homes Inc., Danville.
He was born July 16, 1924, in Lock Haven, 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 the European Theatre.
He was employed as a mechanic, fixer, and carpet weaver for 12 years at the 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 the 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, and 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; and 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 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul's "Straub's" Lutheran Church, 60 Frosty Valley Road, Danville, with Pastor Joel Zeiders officiating. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the church and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 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 St., Danville, PA 17821, or to the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 West Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on November 30, 2016