The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 10, 2014

James Croasmun

STRONGSTOWN — CROASMUN – James, 89, a resident of Maple Winds Care Center, Portage, and longtime resident of Strongstown, passed away April 10, 2014, at the center. Born March 26, 1925, in Patchinville, Clearfield County, son of the late James and Amanda (Fishel) Croasmun. Last surviving member of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane, and eight brothers and sisters. Survived by loving daughters, Jane, wife of Donald Adams, Ebensburg; and Deborah, wife of William Settle, Strongstown; grandson, Michael Settle, Strongstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was retired from Bethelem Mines, where he had served as a shuttle car operator, utility man, mechanic, electrician and later retired as a face boss. A World War II Army veteran, he had served his country as a paratrooper in the 81st Airborne Division & Glider Corps. Longtime member of Faith United Methodist (EUB) Church in Belsano, where he had served on many church committees, including the cemetery committee. Jim enjoyed working around his home, he loved to do his own carpentry work, tinker and was known to many as a “jack of all trades.” He loved his family and enjoyed spending time together with them. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Clayton Harriger, officiating. Interment, Pineland Cemetery, Strongstown, with military graveside ritual.

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