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Major James A. Crobar

 James Crobar

Major James A. Crobar

Major James A. Crobar-age 83 of Plymouth,
Massachusetts and formerly of Black
Lake Road, Ogdensburg passed away at his residence
in Plymouth, Massachusetts
on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11:00 am at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. F.
James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 11:00 am at the Massachusetts
National Cemetery
in Bourne, Massachusetts. Calling hours will be held at the funeral
home on Sunday, March 9, 2008
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Major Crobar was survived by two sons; Robert J. and his
wife Kathleen of Plymouth, Massachusetts and John and his wife Jane of Cape
Cod, Massachusetts, two grandchildren; Scott McNeill and Matthew Crobar, one
sister; Nancy Thompson of Ogdensburg and one brother Allen of Liverpool as well
as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He
is predeceased by one sister Lois Crobar in 2001.

Major Crobar was born on May 16, 1924 in Lisbon, New
York; the son of John and Genevieve (Whittaker)
Crobar. He graduated from Lisbon Schools
in 1949 then serving with the United States Air Force during World War II. He returned to Ogdensburg and attended and
achieved his Master’s Degree from St. Lawrence University, then returning to
serve his country during the Korean War and retired in 1970 with the rank of

He married Elizabeth LaPointe on September 9, 1946 at Notre
Dame Church with
Rev. Burnett officiating. Mrs. Crobar
predeceased him on January 19, 1996. Mr. and Mrs. Crobar first lived in Waco
and San Antonio, Texas,
then moving to Reno, Nevada
and then finally in Germany
before returning to the states in 1960 while he served at the Otis Air Force
Base. Major Crobar was a member of the
American Legion, the AMVets and the VFW.

Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA or to one of
the military organizations.

3 Condolences

  • Charlie Swartz Posted March 7, 2008 5:49 PM

    Thank you Jim, for your service for the preservation of FREEDOM ……. I Salute You

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of James A Crobar, Maj., USAF(Ret) ……. and a Hero

    A Patriot Guard Rider (PGR)

  • Steve & Lori LaPointe & family Posted March 7, 2008 5:54 PM

    Bob, John and family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear about Uncle Art’s passing. I have alot of very fond memories of him. I’ll never forget taking my first airplane flight with him as a child- I was absolutely mesmerized watching him demonstrate his aviation skills. I also have many nice memories of the times he took us fishing on Black Lake- he was a very special uncle and had alot of class. Lori and I are glad our girls had the opportunity to meet their great uncle and they loved him as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and if there is anything we can do for you, do not hesitate to let us know. Steve, Lori and girls.

  • Peggy & Tom Gooshaw Posted March 9, 2008 6:07 PM

    Tom and I were very sorry to hear of Art’s passing.Although we knew he was not in the best of health, you just never expected him to leave us so soon. He was the most lovable, caring person and had a very big heart to boot. He served his country well and was very patriotic in helping out all the organizations he belonged to in Ogdensburg.
    He carried the flag well in the many parades. We always watched for him.
    He was my brother-in-law and we loved him dearly.
    Peg & Tom

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