Prince A. Crosby, 85, of Alger St., Fremont, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 4, 1923, in East St. Louis, Ill. to Calvin Crosby Sr. and Ida (Alexander) Garrett Crosby. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was awarded the American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, European African Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Prince was employed at H.J. Heinz Co. and at Maxie's Bar as a bartender. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church, Sr. Usher Board, a life member of VFW Post 2529, American Legion Post 83, Progressive 85 FAM-PHA all of Sandusky, Fisherman Club of America and Sandusky Masonic Lodge.
Prince is survived by his nieces, Cheryl Thompson, Smyrna, Ga., Brenda Johnson, Columbus, Ohio, Melissa Johnson, Atlanta, Angela Johnson, Charlotte, N.C.; nephews, Henry Holden, Washington, the Rev. Dr. Lonnell Johnson, Columbus, Brian Thompson, Chicago, Keith Thompson, Frankfurt, Germany; very close cousin, Virginia Bishop of Fremont; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Gant Crosby; parents; companion, Precious Edmond; sisters, Edna Holden and Jessie Johnson; and brothers, Hezikah Crosby, Calvin Crosby Jr., Clarence "Chinchy" Garrett and Woodrow "Woody" Garrett.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday in Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont. Further visitation will be from 11 a.m., Saturday, until services at noon in Triumph Foundation Church, 622 Franklin Ave., Fremont; the Rev. Milton Brown is officiating. Burial will be in McGormley Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be shared at wonderlyhorvathhanes.com.