Charles Joseph Crossan, Sr.

January 30, 2020

Charles “Charlie” Crossan, age 90, of Landenberg, PA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 30, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was the husband of Marilyn Smith Crossan with whom he shared almost 63 years of marriage. He was born in Landenberg, PA, the son of the late David B. Crossan and Catherine Lucas Crossan.
Charles worked at the Chrysler Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Delaware Moose Lodge and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He also attended the Landenberg United Methodist Church.
Charlie enjoyed Harley Davidsons, collecting Hess trucks, monkey wrenches, trips to Shady Maple, and was known for having a pocket full of $2 bills. He loved spending time with his family and friends and always had a great story to tell.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons Charles J. Crossan, Jr. and wife Jennifer of New Castle, DE, David and James Crossan both of Landenberg, PA, his two daughters Janet Gift and her husband John of Landenberg, PA, Martina Caroselli and her husband Michael of Wilmington, DE; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers David and James Crossan; his son Thomas Byrd; and three grandchildren Shaina, Adin and James Crossan.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Landenberg United Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. A viewing will be held at the church prior from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Funeral Mass

February 10, 2020 11:00 AM Landenberg United Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, Pennsylvania 19350


February 10, 2020 10:00 to 11:00 AM Landenberg United Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, Pennsylvania 19350


February 10, 2020 All Saints Cemetery
6005 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, Delaware 19808


  1. Marilyn, so very sorry to hear of Charlies passing, may God give you ,Janet, Charlie Boy, Jimmy, David and Tina strength and comfort during this time, as well as the other family members, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, much love to you all, Julie and Veronica.

    Julie Wood, Veronica Bird | February 15, 2020 at 6:38 PM
  2. Mrs Crossan David and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie he was a great story teller will miss our conversations at the Farmers Market. RIP Charlie my thoughts and prayers are with the family

    karen M Gower | February 8, 2020 at 12:15 PM
  3. So so sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful Man I was so glad that I got to know you guys from becoming your waitress at Arners. RIP Mr. Crossan you will be missed dearly!

    Kimberly A Krol | February 7, 2020 at 8:26 AM
  4. Marilyn, David,Jimmy, Charlie, Janet and Tina
    So sorry to see that hubby and dad passed away. Will miss looking for him up on the hill when I come down. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Donna ( Crossan ) Massey

    Donna ( Crossan ) Massey | February 4, 2020 at 4:46 PM
  5. Jimmy and David,

    It’s been a long time but I just wanted to say sorry for the loss of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Kristian Testa-Denny | February 4, 2020 at 11:55 AM
  6. Rest In Peace now your with the LORD
    Family also no pain . You are going to be missed. You used to tell some good stories plus jokes . I will miss you as many people will . GOD BLESS

    Concetta Chambers | February 4, 2020 at 10:11 AM

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