Henry William "Bill" Crossman Sunday, May 16, 1926 - Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ticonderoga. Henry William "Bill" Crossman, 91, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Heritage Commons Residential Health Care of Ticonderoga. Born in Ticonderoga, May 16, 1926, he was the son of the late Henry William and Margaret Elizabeth (Lynch) Crossman. Mr. Crossman was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Force, having served as an Aerial Gunner during W.W. II. He was a lifelong resident of Ticonderoga and a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a prominent Electrician and spent his career as a self-employed Electrical Contractor in the Ticonderoga area for many years. Bill was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Gloria A. (Abbott) Crossman on March 1, 2009. Survivors include one son, Richard William Crossman and his wife, Angela of Ticonderoga; one daughter, Patricia A. Pockett and her husband, Paul of Ticonderoga; and one brother, Joseph Crossman of Shaftsbury, Vermont. He is also survived by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Kevin D. McEwan, Pastor, will officiate. Following the Mass, Military Honors will take place. The Rite of Committal will take place at a later date at the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery of Ticonderoga. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to St. Mary's School, 64 Amherst Avenue, Ticonderoga, New York 12883. To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com

Bill was one of the first residents that I met when I moved to the Adult Care Facility in Ti. He was a joy to know as he always had a cheery greeting that gave a good start to one's day. Often we traded "wise guy" remarks -- he was good at that, too, & I enjoyed trying to get the best of him. It wasn't easy but we enjoyed the exchange no matter what. Thanks for sharing him with us. I'll miss him. Fondly, Bev Price 

Rick and I are beyond sad to read this. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Patti and To All The Family,  We are so sorry for your loss.  Please know we are thinking of all of you and express our sympathy and condolences on your loss.  I have known Bill and your mother too since I was a teen.  They would visit with my parents.  I also spent time visiting him when my mom was at the Adult Home before her passing and then again with my cousin being in the nursing home.  Your dad use to visit McDonald's, and he just enjoyed all the local people being there and would even  have a joke for the group at times. Patti, I know you already know all of this from our visits.  He will be greatly missed by so many and was truly a good person as was your mother.  I am making a donation in his memory to one of the childrens' charities I support.  Our Best Wishes to all of the family,   Kathy and Joe Liddell