Jack Cromie, 83

PHOENIX, NY – Jack Cromie, 83, of Lamson Road, Phoenix, NY, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, on Monday March 28, 2016.

Jack Cromie
Jack Cromie

He was born on August 10, 1032, in Rotterdam, NY to his late parents, Ruth L. (Gebhardt) Cromie and Gilbert D. Cromie.

Jack served his country in the US Navy from 1951-1955 as a chief petty officer and continued his service as a Navy Reservist from 1963-1984.

He was a life member of the N. E. R. A.

Jack also worked for General Electric Co., Syracuse, retiring in 1988.

He was a former member of the Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540, Phoenix.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William E. Cromie, in 1999, and a brother, Gary Cromie, in 1944.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Florence  L. (Kaulback) Cromie; his son, Steven G. Cromie and daughter-in-law, Sharon Cromie of Phoenix; his daughter, Patricia A. Mott and son-in-law, William Mott of North Carolina; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, David M. Cromie of Ramrode, Fla.; a sister, Lee Cann of Pensacola, Fla.; five nieces and nephews; and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating.

US Naval honors will be performed in the funeral home.

Burial in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to: Phoenix Memorial Post, VFW Post 5540, 70 Culvert St., Phoenix, NY 13135, or the S P C A, 5878 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY  13211.


  1. I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jack’s father was a dear friend and his brother Dave has been my best friend since high school.

  2. So sorry for your loss. He looks so much like his father, Gilbert. Jack served his country in the Navy and was so proud of his service, as were we. His father showed me the picture of Jack’s ship many times over the years. The picture was displayed proudly in the living room. David, his brother has been my best friend and closer than a brother since our first encounter in first grade. Jack will be missed.

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