Lloyd G. Crossman

October 20, 1917
- April 25, 2004

GREENVILLE - Lloyd G. Crossman, 86, loving husband of Vella (Ryder) Crossman, died April 25, 2004, in Greenville. He was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Greenville, the son of George W. and Mattie (Best) Crossman. He served in the CCC's and the U.S. Army during the invasion of Normandy and was wounded at Saint. Lo. He was then decorated with the Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. In 2001, he was honored with a diploma from the Republic of France for his service in the liberation of France. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. The last of his working career, he worked 22 years at Squaw Mountain. He is survived by his wife, Vella and sons, Chuck (U.S.M.C Vietnam Veteran) and wife, Betty, of Shirley, John and his wife, Barbara, of Milo, Brian and his wife, Jana, of Greenville; four grandchildren, Lyn of Augusta, Ryan (U.S.A.F 101st Air refueling Wing) and wife, Melanie, of Hamden, Thomas (U.S.A.F 101st Air Refueling Wing) of Northport, Aaron (U.S Navy) of Groton, Conn.; four great-granddaughters, Larryn, Courtney, Dakota and Fallon; many nieces, nephews and cousins; brother, Duane Crossman of Connecticut; sister Virginia Crossman of Connecticut; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Harry Genest of Greenville, Norma Hanson of Greenville, and Clarence and Donna Ryder of Veazie. He was predeceased by his sister, June; brothers, Keith and Robert; stepmother, Jean; and father and mother-in-law, Charles and Freda Ryder. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to People's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 91, Greenville Junction, ME 04442 or the C.A. Dean Nursing Home Activity Fund, Greenville, ME 04441


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