Floyd Stewart Crosley Jr. ’44

Floyd Stewart Crosley Jr. ’44 died September 19, 2006, in Hamburg, N.Y.
He was born on October 19, 1922, in Annapolis, Md., and prepared for college at Bronxville High School. A member of Zeta Psi fraternity, he attended Bowdoin from 1940 to 1943. He left Bowdoin to join the Army, where he served in Europe as a technician with the 318th Signal Service Battalion. He went on to graduate from Ohio State University in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He worked for United Dairy Machinery Corp., retiring in 1989. An active member of the community, he volunteered for FISH of East Aurora, Inc., and at the Orchard Park Senior Center. He was a volunteer driver for Rural Transit Service, a reader for the radio for the blind, and a member of Orchard Park School District Technology Committee, Orchard Park Historical Society, Council of the Arts, and Orchard Park Board of Ethics. He also was a member and had served as president of Orchard Park Kiwanis Club and as vice president of Friends of the Orchard Park Library. A blood donor since World War II, he was recognized in 2004 by the American Red Cross for having donated more than 25 gallons of blood. He is survived by his wife, Nancilu Burdick Crosley; a daughter, Christina Zizos; and a sister, Chase Simms. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alfreda Szymankiewicz Crosley, in 1996.