George D. Crobaugh, 87, of Nokomis, Fla., and Vermilion, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain, after a brief illness.
He was born May 10, 1925, in Tiffin. He was a graduate of Heidelberg College, Tiffin, and was a veteran of the Army Air Corps having served during World War II as a ball turret gunner on B-17 bombers.
George was a sales representative for Marathon Oil Co. He enjoyed boating throughout his life, and was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a member of the Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, Fla., a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and attended St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion.
He is survived by three daughters, Rebecca (Frank "Bill") Borer of Zeeland, Mich., Barbara (Phil) Fogle of Frederick, Md., and Nancy Heck of Woodbridge, Va.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; loving companion, Rosanne "Posie" Gallaher of Nokomis, Fla.; and brother-in-law, James (Jeanne) Wright of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence W. and Hilda (Mathias) Crobaugh; wife, Geraldine (Wright) Oct. 21, 2007; two brothers, Burton and Clarence Crobaugh; and a sister, Geraldine Martens.
A memorial Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange St., Vermilion.
Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Tiffin.
Memorial contributions in George's memory may be made to Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Ave. West, Venice, FL 34285.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, OH 44089, (440) 967-3212.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.