William L. Crossan

William L. Crossan, 96 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Arden Courts on Monday, April 29, 2019, surrounded by his family. 

Bill was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Alice (Prigg) and Edmond Crossan. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a machinist after more than 50 years with Cropper Machine. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his wife Mary (Pritchard) Crossan, his brother, Edmond, Jr., his sister, Alice and his grandson, Mark W. Crossan, Jr.

Bill is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Theresa and Tom Kavanagh of Wilmington and Nancy and Edward Steck of Atlanta, GA; his son, Mark W. Crossan, Sr. and his wife, Anne-Marie of Wilmington; his grandchildren, Shelley, Tommy, Emmy, Jeffrey, Patrick, Kristy, Lauren and Joseph and his nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Arden Courts for the compassionate care they provided to Bill.

Graveside services will be held Monday, May 6th at 11:30 at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Elizabeth Church, 908 S. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.


Submitted by Eileen Harris on
We are sorry for your loss. Uncle Bill was part of the great generation that will go down in history. May all your memories comfort you during this time.

Submitted by Patsy McGurk on
To the Crossan Family, Sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such a nice a nice customer at the CVS and you took such great care of him. Often times we hope that our patients have family to support and care for them as you did. May you always remember him in your hearts and smile just as he smiled always when he visited us. God Bless. Patsy McGurk RPh

Submitted by Nancy on
Please accept my sincere condolences. May our loving heavenly Father sustain you through out this time of grief.

Submitted by Michelle on
My heartfelt condolences to the Crossan family. May God's loving kindness comfort and help your family during this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50, 76) I am truly sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy, Michelle

Submitted by Douglas H Crossan Sr on
I want to tell you that I am really sorry for the passing of your Dad. It's really hard to understand why loved ones are taken from us, but be assured in knowing you were a special part in your Dad's living. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. May the Lord grant you His Peace and comfort during this time of loss.