Donald Croshaw, 95, of St. Paul

Donald Croshaw, 95, of St. Paul, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Major Hospital.

Born February 27, 1928 in Warwickshire, England, he was the son of Joseph Croshaw and Lily Mary (Lax) Croshaw. 

He married Betty (Brooks) Gay Croshaw in 1972, and she preceded him in 2009.

Survivors include 2 sons- Jeremy Croshaw (wife Ronica) of Herefordshire, England, John Croshaw of Hitchcock, Texas; stepdaughter Adrienne Chambers (husband Jerry) of St. Paul, stepsons-Kevin

Gay (wife Angie) of St. Paul, Tim Gay (wife Debbie) of St. Paul; 14 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, a sister Betty Cousins, daughter- in-law Sara Croshaw, and grandson Neil McCorkhill.

Croshaw emigrated from England in 1967 and became a naturalized citizen in 1975.  He was a mechanical engineer/Senior Project Engineer for 26 years, employed by Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Certainteed, and Knauf Insulation. 

He graduated from high school in England, and received his Master's degree from Cambridge University.  He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, a member of Waldron F&AM Lodge, past patron of Flat Rock Chapter OES, Scottish Rite, and Murat Shrine Club with participation in the Shrine Concert Band.  He also had served as an engineering apprentice at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (a research facility that is part of the United Kingdom War Office).

Donald played the trumpet in several bands including the Shelby Community Band and the New Horizon's Band of Indianapolis.  He remodeled homes and worked with the Habitat For Humanity.

He also did genealogical research into the Croshaw family name resulting in contacts in several countries.

A celebration of Don's life will be 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. 

Burial will be in Star Cemetery in Decatur County. 

Friends may gather on Sunday afternoon from 11:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby Community Band, PO Box 1053, Shelbyville, In 46176 or Shelby County Habitat for Humanity.

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