In memory of
Thomas P. Crockett
Thomas P. Crockett Thomas P. Crockett "Pop Pop" lost his battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by his loving family and some of the kids he thought as his own on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. During the 4 months of dealing with this awful disease, he battled and fought many setbacks to spend as much time with his family. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret "Maggie", his son Ed (Tammy) Crockett, daughter Denise (Steve) Marvel, grandsons Lance (Lauren) Marvel, Shane (Cassidy) Marvel and Jordan Marvel and his great- granddaughters- brown eye princess Kenzleigh and blue eye princess Kendall, and the one that was like a son- Brice Smart all of Seaford. Also, his sisters Jeanne and Theresa of Crisfield and Princess Anne, Maryland. The family doesn't stop there- he leaves behind many kids and grandkids that he treated as his own. There is one more special person in his life, who spent many a day visiting at the hospital and when he was having treatments and that is Al Melson, Tom's best friend. Tom grew up in Crisfield, Maryland and graduated from Crisfield High School in 1966 and was a standout soccer and basketball player. Tom retired from DuPont in Seaford after 36 years of service and realized he just wasn't ready for retirement and worked for the State of Delaware- Division of Soil and Water Conservation as a Planner for 11 years. For the past three years, he helped at his grandson's produce stand- Marvelous Produce in Seaford. He created many special friendships through the years but none greater than those with the kids that played sports with his children and grandsons and worked with him at the produce stand. He was Pop-Pop to everyone. His smile and hugs reached many. Funeral Services will be on Sunday, January 15th at 2 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine & Poplars Sts, Seaford. Friends may call at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St, Seaford on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM and at the church on Sunday from 1 to 2. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to Vocational Education Foundation, c/o Denise Marvel, 24200 Shufelt Rd, Seaford, DE 19973.
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