R.I.P. John Crossley, founder of Tohickon Glass Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 03:45:25 PM »

Rest In Peace John...The Crossley family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2011, 09:41:09 AM »

Rest in peace John. He will be missed.

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2011, 10:43:32 AM »


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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2011, 03:57:47 PM »

prayers and condolences sent, John was a great guy! in person and in his business.

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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2011, 03:58:23 PM »

I received the following funeral details from Tony Alfaro:

Johns funeral will be held Friday at Shelly Funeral Home in Plumsteadville, PA at 5:00 p.m. There will be a public viewing at 4:00. He will be buried in Montoursville cemetery near his mother and father. There will be an interment ceremony at 12:30 on Saturday. For those who wish to send flowers they may be sent to:
                Shelly Funeral Home
                5880 Easton Rd.
                Corner of Easton Rd. and Kellers Church Rd.
                Plumsteadville, PA  18949
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A copy of his obituary is attached below.

JOHN CROSSLEY    1951-2011

        John William Crossley, 59, of Erwinna, died February 20 at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. Services will be held at Shelly Funeral Home on Kellers Church Road at Easton Road, Plumsteadville on Friday, February 25. The viewing will be at 4 p.m. followed by the funeral at 5 p.m.  Interment will be at the cemetery in Montoursville, PA at 12:30 p.m. on February 26.

        Mr. Crossley was born in Dover, Delaware on December 18, 1951. The youngest of five children, he was the son of John and Mary Crossley.  He is survived by his only daughter, Jessie Alfaro and her husband Antonio Alfaro of Upper Black Eddy, PA and his two grandchildren, Ephraim Alfaro and Elijah Alfaro, sisters Noralyn Crossley of Upper Black Eddy, Nancy Hicks of Bealeton, VA and Judy Huffsteadler of Hebbronville, TX, as well as by many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister Claudia Davis of Gainesville Fl.

        After graduating Central Bucks H. S. in Doylestown, Mr. Crossley became expert in the trades of taxidermy and the manufacturing of glass eyes for use in taxidermy mounts. He was a talented, award winning inventor and song composer.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved children with whom he spent time telling colorful stories. He spent many years dedicating his life to helping the oppressed and persecuted in Communist Eastern Europe and later also helped orphans and disabled people in the poorest countries. He will be remembered for his generosity and kindness.
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2011, 08:56:24 PM »

He and his family will be in our prayers.God bless
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2011, 09:54:31 PM »

I am in shock over this news ... very distressing and heartbreaking to say the least. :'(  I was just talking with Tony not long ago about John and the good work they do overseas with their humanitarian charitable work for needy children.  My thoughts and condolences to his immediate family, and to all who know and appreciate the work he has done overseas and for this field over the decades.  Rest in Peace, my friend.


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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2011, 09:07:32 AM »

Sincere condolences to his family. He was much too young to have left us.

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2011, 09:50:54 AM »

This is sad news, John was a great person to know..he will be missed
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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2011, 12:02:08 PM »

I am so sad to hear this.  I have missed John greatly in the past few years.  Last I saw him was at the World Show back in 2007 or maybe 2005.  He came in for the day.  Some of my favorite taxidermy memories involve John.  Such a gentle, kind man.  We drank many a bottle of wine at many a taxidermy banquets over the years.  He revolutionized the taxidermy industry with his eyes.  My thoughts and prayers go to John's family.
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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2011, 04:28:11 PM »

Very sad indeed, I have met John on a few occasions and he was always a pleasure to talk to.  He will be sadly missed.

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