James J. Crossan Jr., 82, Navy veteran later served as police officer on ODU campus

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James J. Crossan Jr., 82, passed away Aug. 3, 2016.
He was born May 31, 1934, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to the late James Sr. and Mary Crossan.
James J. Crossan Jr.

          James J. Crossan Jr.
Mr. Crossan began his naval career in Bainbridge, Md., and served on the USS Intrepid and the USS Independence, landing in stations across the globe. He responded to the Cuban Missile Crisis; earned the Bronze Star while stationed in Chu Lai, Viet Nam; and finished his career 1n 1970 with an exemplary service record, retiring in Virginia Beach, Va., as chief hospital corpsman. After retirement, Mr. Crossan became a police officer, rising to the rank of sergeant on the Old Dominion University campus.
He was a loving husband to the late Charlotte Crossan for 56 years and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He also was preceded in death by his son, James J. Crossan III.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Deborah Slough (Dennis); son, Shawn P. Crossan (Heather); granddaughters, Emily Jennings (Matthew) and Karen Slough; great-grandchildren, Easton and Stella Jennings; brother, John F. Crossan; sister, Barbara A. Gorbey (David); and cherished dog, Deojii.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park with military honors.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

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