Dorland L. Crosman
Dorland Loring Crosman, 93, of Duxbury, MA, passed away peacefully on January 8th at the Newfield House in Plymouth. Dorland was born on February 15, 1923 in Portland, ME to the late Loring and Florence (Hawkes) Crosman. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Trimble) Crosman and the late Dorothy (Mitchell) Crosman. He leaves behind his loving companion Eleanor Jewett of Duxbury. He was the father of Margot Crosman and her husband David Berks of Alameda, CA , Robert Crosman and his wife Betsey Borden of Guilford, CT, Darcy Crosman of El Sobrante, CA and Peter Crosman and his wife Deborah Short of LaCanada, CA. He also leaves his step-children; John Eastman and his wife Brenda of Swansea, MA, David Eastman and his wife Andreia of Taunton, MA, Ann Marie Blackwell and her husband Robert Kearney of Taunton, MA, Kathleen Goode and her husband John of Swanzey, NH, and Caroline Walters and her husband Christopher of Arlington, MA. He was the cherished grandfather of Kyle, Katharine, Miles, Maya, Kelleigh, Katie, Kerry, Kara, Donald, Brian, Timothy, Becky, Mike, Henry, Grace, Mathew, Colleen and several great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Marshall Crosman. Dorland was educated in Maplewood, NJ and attended Haverford College in Haverford, PA where he received his BS in Engineering. He was Chief Mechanical Engineer for Lionel Trains, Mattel Toys, Remco and most recently Hasbro. He is a World War II veteran, who served in the Army Air Corp as 2nd Lt, piloting the B17 bomber. Our dear Dorland leaves a hole in the hearts of his large blended family, and his many, many friends and admirers. He was a warm and gentle soul, possessed a unique intellectual curiosity about all things and shared his observations with wit and humor. He had an adventurous spirit, and a determination that he applied to his many passions and pursuits. He became an amateur figure skater, spent weekend afternoons flying small aircraft, spent months on engineering contests like the mousetrap spring driven car-- (placing just behind the team from MIT), and made plywood boats and rafts. He pursued hang gliding, mastered cooking Great Life Dinners, loved to travel, and would engage in deep conversations and philosophical debates. His inquisitive nature and appetite for life was an inspiration and he will be greatly missed. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to UNICEF-US Fund for UNICEF, P.O. Box 96964, Washington, DC 20077-7399. For more information or to sign the guestbook please, visit www.cartmelldavis.com .
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