Robert Harry Crossley, Jr. ’58

Robert Harry Crossley, Jr. ’58 died on July 13, 2005, in Sun City, Arizona.

Born on September 4, 1936, in Akron, OH, he prepared for college at Greenwich (CT) High School and later became a member of Delta Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1959 as a member of the Class of 1958, he was graduated from the American Institute of Foreign Trade in Phoenix, AZ, in 1960. After two years as an international trainee with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, he was for a year a treasury trainee with the General Tire International Company in Akron, OH. From 1964 to 1967, he was an assistant treasurer with the General Tire of Morocco in Casablanca, and he was a financial analyst with the General Tire International Company in Akron from 1967 to 1969. After three years as a manager of the accounting department in Akron, he became treasurer of the Ecuadorian Rubber Company in Quito, Ecuador, in 1973. In 1981, he became General Tire’s treasurer in Mexico City in Mexico. For many years he worked as a tax preparer and instructor with H & R Block. For 47 years, he was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and sang in choruses and quartets as a member of the Akron Derbytown Chorus in Ohio and the Spirit of Phoenix Chorus in Arizona. He also acted in theater, most recently with the Sun City Players and the Pinewood Players of Munds Park in Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Marie Heinrich Crossley, whom he married in 1964; a son, Robert H. Crossley, III of Akron; his mother, Jane E. Crossley of Old Greenwich, CT; and a sister, Anne Samsami of Glen Ellyn, IL.