Stanley ‘Bruce’ Croskey, known as Bruce, was born 12-28-43 to George and Ruth Rang Croskey in Coshocton County near Killbuck, Ohio. His name Stanley actually was chosen by his mother from the obituary of a WWII fallen soldier.
He graduated from Killbuck High School in 1963 and worked for a short time in the oil fields before going to Rice Chadwick Rubber Co. where he finished his 45 year career as internal sales manager.
He was a handsome, kind and friendly young man and was known for liking fast cars, hot women and cold beer. Bruce was an avid sports fan whether it be for his Cleveland Indians, Buckeyes or Steelers in which he never missed a game (you might say he became an expert on all televised sporting events). In 1966 he married Cynthia Fendrick and they bought a home in Glenmont, Ohio. There he served on the town council and fire department. He was given a social lifetime membership to the Killbuck VFW for his many contributions and volunteer services over the years.
He and Cynthia had two daughters and they along with their children were the pride of his life. Bruce touched the lives of many with his gentle and truly caring ways.
Bruce died unexpectedly on Monday, June 21 at the age of 77, he leaves behind the true loves of his life. His wife Cynthia and daughters Missy (Scott) Miller and Marla (Mike) Gardner; along with eight grandchildren Bryce (Megan) Norman, Brody (Karisa) Miller, Carrick Miller, Camden Miller, Brenna Gilley, Collin Gardner, Audra Gardner and Jazmen Malone; One great grandchild Presley Caroline Norman; A special classmate and friend Clarence (Ronda) Geog (Oh what stories they could tell!!); And one Brother Jim (Joyce) Croskey. Also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.
Proceeding him in death are his mother and father plus two brothers Don and Arlie Croskey.
On Sunday, June 27, 2021 family, friends and others whose lives Bruce touched upon are invited to calling hours from 1 pm – 3 pm with a funeral following at Alexander’s Funeral home in Millersburg, Ohio. Burial immediately after at Sunny Side Cemetery, Glenmont.
Bruce (Dad, Papaw) we will always remember you for your generosity, he would have given his last dollar to a stranger. He touched the lives of all he came into contact with his conversation, smile or friendly wave. He will certainly be missed, always loved and never forgotten.
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