First Posted: 7/18/2006


KENNETH C. CROSSLEY, 77, of Emmaus, Pa., formerly of Lima, died July 16, 2006, following a long illness.

He was born Dec. 25, 1928, in Lima to Kenneth Leo and Alice Louise Holland Crossley, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Crossley retired in 1986 from Buckeye Pipeline Co., where he had worked since 1949. He was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church. He was a member of the Optimist Club and the Fort Amanda Masonic Lodge. He was a mentor of the Order of Eastern Star. He was a 1947 graduate of Lima Central High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant first class from 1950 to 1953. He moved to Emmaus, Pa., from Lima in 1967. He was an enthusiastic student of local history. He led the annual walking tours, which featured the history of Moravian communities, particularly Bethlehem and Emmaus. He often did research on Moravian history while visiting Europe. He was a devoted and accomplished bridge player, carpenter, traveler, gardener and cook. He golfed for several years in the United States and Britain.

Survivors include four children, Pamela Kyle Crossley of Norwich, Vt., Kenneth Charles Crossley Jr. of Salem, Ore., Mark Adam Crossley of Hilton Head, S.C., and John Eric Crossley of Eldersburg, Md.; five stepchildren; eight grandchildren and eight stepgrandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Moravian Church Memorial Fund, 146 Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049.

Arrangements are by Schantz Funeral Home, Emmaus, Pa.

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