2018-08-09 / Obituaries

Ronald Croft

August 1, 2018

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.

Ronald Lee ”Rondo” Croft, 62, of Wyalusing, PA, Terry Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Born in Wyalusing on Dec. 23, 1955, he was the son of Louis R. Croft, Jr. and Lillian L. Vanderpool Croft. He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1973.

Ron was known by his family and many friends as a hard worker. He assisted on the family farm in Rienze and was employed by Taylor/Cargill in Wyalusing for 31 years until health issues forced his retirement. Ron enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting with his son, son-in-law and in later years with his grandsons. He enjoyed playing Bingo and occasionally going to the casino with his mother, Lillian Croft.

He will be deeply missed by his mother, with whom he resided on the family farm; son, Ronald Louis Croft and wife, Samantha “Sammie” Croft of Albion, NY; daughter, Melissa Ann Chilson and husband, Scott Brad Chilson of Cadis, PA; grandchildren, Ryan Louis Croft, Trapper John Croft and Hanna Croft of Albion, NY, Billy Stephen Chilson and Destany Amber Chilson of Cadis; sister and brother-inlaw, Ann Louise and Brad Delamater of Wyalusing; niece, Jessica Ann (Eric) Brigham of Laceyville; nephew, Devin Louis Delamater of Wyalusing; special great-nieces, Harlee Ann and Rylee Rae Brigham of Laceyville, as well as several cousins, Bingo friends and his special feline companion, “Chuck.” Ron was predeceased by his father, Louis R. Croft, Jr. on May 11, 2004; infant sister, Linda Louise Croft; paternal grandparents, Louis Croft, Sr. and Isabel Croft; maternal grandfather, Harold Vanderpool; maternal grandmother and husband, Margaret and Grover Hoover and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.

Pallbearers were Billy Chilson, Ryan Croft, Eric Brigham, Brad Delamater, Paul Delamater and Todd Delamater.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Ron’s memory may be directed to the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department, where Ron enjoyed playing Bingo and socializing with friends, c/o Connie Green, Secretary, 24 Plum Aly, New Albany, PA 18833. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhom es.com.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you the day God took you home.

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