Joseph ‘Chick’ Karl Cross­man

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CHURCH HILL — Joseph “Chick” Karl Cross­man of Church Hill, MD, died at the Univer­sity of Mary­land Med­i­cal Cen­ter on May 3, 2017. He was 78.

Born on March 22, 1939 in Phoenixville, PA, he was the son of the late Mary El­iz­a­beth Hughes Cross­man and Wil­liam H. Cross­man. He at­tended Springford High School in Penn­syl­va­nia, Class of 1958. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he at­tended Lock Haven State Col­lege, where he re­ceived his de­gree in Ed­u­ca­tion in 1962. He then con­tin­ued his ed­u­ca­tion, re­ceiv­ing his Mas­ter’s De­gree from Sal­is­bury State Col­lege in 1969.

Mr. Cross­man be­gan teach­ing at Kent Is­land El­e­men­tary School in 1963, and be­came prin­ci­pal in 1966. In 1970, he taught at Oak­land El­e­men­tary School, where he be­came prin­ci­pal in 1972. Af­ter teach­ing at a num­ber of schools in Prince Ge­orge’s County, he re­tired in 1994.

On Oct. 27, 1962, he mar­ried the for­mer San­dra Robi­nette of Roar­ing Spring, PA, and the cou­ple resided on Kent Is­land. In 1991, they moved to Church Hill, MD.

Mr. Cross­man en­joyed fam­ily times, gar­den­ing, golf­ing, bike rid­ing and read­ing.

In ad­di­tion to his wife, San­dra Robi­nette Cross­man, he is sur­vived by three chil­dren: Jef­frey Cross­man (Con­nie) of Church Hill; Rodger Cross­man (Kim) of Chester, MD; Beth Etheridge (John) of Pasadena; four sib­lings: Joan Me­rion, Bill Cross­man, both of Spring City, PA; Gary Cross­man of Lim­er­ick, PA; Tommy Cross­man of CA; and one grand­daugh­ter, Ash­ley Cross­man.

Friends and fam­ily may visit from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Satur­day, May 13, at the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville, MD.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the An­i­mal Wel­fare League of Queen Anne’s County, 201 Clay Dr., Queen­stown, MD 21658; or to the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Kent County, 10720 Au­gus­tine Her­man Hwy., Ch­ester­town, MD 21620.

For on­line con­do­lences, please visit www.fh­n­fu­neral he earned a de­gree in Me­chan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing. He was drafted into the Navy in 1955 and served hon­or­ably un­til his dis­charge in 1961. He worked for DuPont for 33 years be­fore his re­tire­ment in 1986. He en­joyed wood­work­ing, home and car re­pair, golf­ing, bowl­ing, and bocce, but above all, he en­joyed mak­ing time for fam­ily.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of al­most 61 years, Janet (Sn­od­grass) Hughes; their chil­dren: Kather­ine Wes­bury (Bruce) of River­side, CA, Linda Levesque (Tom) of Dal­las, TX, Scott Hughes (Kim) of Nor­man, OK, daugh­ter-in-law, Sherri Hughes-Austin of Fort Wayne, IN; his broth­ers: James Hughes (Joan) of Ab­secon, NJ, Ed­ward Hughes (Car­men) of Ste­wart, FL; nine grand­chil­dren: Bran­don and Philip Wes­bury, Nathan, Lan­den and Lau­ren Hughes, Kyle and Sarah Levesque, Kayleigh and Chase Hughes. He is pre­ceded in death by his son, Ti­mothy Hughes; his sis­ters: Lil­lian Michel (John); Beatrice McCaf­frey (Robert); and brother, Wil­liam Hughes (He­len).

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day, May 13, at the Fel­lows, Helfen­bein & New­nam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville, MD. Burial will be pri­vate.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Com­pass Re­gional Hospice in Centreville, MD, with the fam­ily’s grat­i­tude for the won­der­ful care they pro­vided.

For on­line con­do­lences, please visit: www.fh­n­fu­neral


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