PHILADELPHIA- Michael L. Crossman, Jr., 56, of US Rt. 11, died Sunday August 31, 2014 at SUNY Upstate Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Born on December 18, 1957 in Alexandria Bay, NY, he was the son Michael L., Sr., and Marilyn Jones Crossman. He graduated from Indian River Central School in 1976 and enlisted into the US Army until 1982, and honorably discharged.
Mike worked for Suburban Propane, formerly known as Agway Energy Products Watertown, NY for 25years. He was Fuel Truck Driver and a Driver Trainer.
He was an EMT for Evans Mills Ambulance Squad for ten years
Mike enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR, music and family cookouts
He lived with Barbara Tanner since February 2000 and the couple married on May 14, 2005 in Philadelphia, NY.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Michael L. Crossman, III, Raleigh, NC; two daughters, Misty Lynn Matteson and Michael Young, and Mariann Cabness, all of Evans Mills; son, TJ and Kim Tanner, Evans Mills, son, Michael and Trish Tanner, Philadelphia; daughter, Tracy Tanner and Tim Roberts, Philadelphia, son; Justin Tanner, and daughter; Jennifer Tanner, Philadelphia; sixteen grandchildren; three brothers and their wives, Martin and Shelly Crossman, Philadelphia, Marvin and Cherrie Crossman, LaFargeville, and Matt and Mary Crossman, Scriba; ten nieces and nephews and many cousins.
His parents, a brother, Mark Crossman and an infant sister, Mary Crossman, all died before him.
Funeral Services will be 1 pm, Friday, September 5, 2014 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa, with Pastor Jeffrey Smith of the First Baptist Church, Watertown, officiating.
Calling hours will be from 11 am to 1 pm Friday prior to the service. A gathering will be at the Philadelphia Town Park on Co. Rt. 29 after services.
Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.