American Veteran 01

Joseph E. Crossan

April 3, 1925 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 95)


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Joseph E. Crossan, 95, of Coatesville, passed away the morning Monday, July 27, 2020 at Harrison House in Coatesville. He was the son of the late Everett T. Crossan and Laura W. Crossan (nee Griffith). Joseph was also the loving husband of 71 years to Gretna Jeanne Crossan (nee Thompson). Joe proudly served in the US Air Force during WWII. Joe joined the Air Force after graduating from Coatesville High School in 1943.


He earned five medals from his service. Joe’s love of airplanes continued after the service as he built and flew model airplanes. Joe also enjoyed photography, writing daily in his journal, and spending time with his loved ones. Joe also loved animals and especially dogs. In addition to his wife, Gretna, Joseph is survived by his daughter Barbara Stanford (Michael); grandchildren (Beth Haines, Husband Gregory and Lisa Stanford); great grandchildren (Ryan and Kate Haines); sister, Clara Bicking as well as nieces and nephews.


A viewing will be held Friday, July 31, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM at the James J. Terry Funeral Home Downingtown 736 E. Lancaster Ave. Downingtown 19335. All who attend are asked to wear a mask and to respect social distancing.


July 31, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
James J. Terry Funeral Home - Downingtown
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

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