NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Thomas E. Virden, Sr., Camden County Sheriff Security Officer, St. Mary Church Custodian
CNB Comics: Jerome by Dave Wolfe

Frank Crosson, Long Time Deacon at St. Mary's Parish, Past Police Officer/Criminal Investigator

Frank Crosson, "Butch"


Bellmawr and Formerly of Gloucester City – On December 18, 2020. Age 81. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Maryann Crosson (nee Ott). Frank was surrounded at death by his loving family.

Loving father of Jill (Bruce) Darrow and loving grandsons Brett, Austin, Angel, Chris and Ron. Loving Father of Janeen (Chris) Coughlin and loving grandchildren Kylar and Aidan Coughlin. Dear Brother of Margaret (late Gilbert) Rossiter. Dear brother-in-law of Annamae Matyasik, Alice (Jim) Mendell, Gerri Johnson and the late Norma Kuder. Survived by many nieces and nephews.  

Frank was known to many as Butch and was born in Gloucester City. He attended Gloucester Catholic High School but graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1959. He entered the

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U.S. Air Force Reserves, Air Rescue Unit on September 7, 1961, and was discharged August 15, 1967. Frank was a member of the Gloucester City Police Department and the Washington Township Police Department. He retired as a Sergeant in 1990. Frank worked as an Investigator with the State of New Jersey: Department of Criminal Justice and retired in 2014. Frank was a devoted Roman Catholic and a lifelong parishioner of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church. He entered the Diaconate in the Diocese of Camden and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1997. Frank served his home parish, St. Mary’s for his entire time as a Deacon. He was a member of the Gloucester City Knights of Columbus Council # 674. Frank was devoted to his family, coaching his daughters in softball and always watching the grandchildren at their sporting events. He always had a smile on his face. Frank had a big heart and was always willing to help someone in need. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Deacon Frank’s viewing on Monday, December 21 from 9 am to 11 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 am in the church. Cremation private. Inurnment private in New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Face Masks and Social Distancing are required in church. Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on St. Mary’s Church Gloucester City Facebook Page.

Family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations in Frank’s name to St. Mary’s R.C. Church: 420 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or Samaritan Hospice: Samaritan Gift Processing Center: PO Box 71425 Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425. Please write in memo: Frank Crosson. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Francis W. Crosson.  Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142



Albie Brant, Builder of South Jersey Malls and Florida High Risers

Stanley Booth Retired Gloucester High Teacher

'Billy Boy' Brandt Retired Gloucester City Patrolman

Irvin G. Brown Jr., Retired E.I. Dupont Employee;

Harry J. Blymer, Longtime Member of Gloucester City American Legion 

Lifetime Friends Harry Blymer and Joe DiGiacomo Die Within 24-Hours of Each Other

George F. Cleary Jr Letter Carrier, Army Security

Jim Coppola, a Great Guy who Enjoyed Life to the Fullest

Joyce R. Countiss, Past West Chester College Professor; GHS Alumnus

Joseph L. DiFelice, of Gloucester City; Retired Teamster

Vince "Jock" DiGiacomo, former Gloucester City Resident Succumbs to Cancer

Skip Grandizio, Army Veteran, Iron Worker, Past City Resident

Memorial Service Saturday for Laraine Stiles Flynn

Pat Gerber
, of Gloucester City; Member of St. Mary Parish

Gary Gross Sr., Owner of ECarol Insulators

Thomas P. Graham of BROOKLAWN, age 60

Joseph "Mongo" Montgomery, age 72, of Woodbury

Dorothy Alfreda Martz, of Brooklawn, Retired School Bus Driver

Tom "Choo-Choo" Murphy Succumbs   

Joe Murphy, Star Gloucester Catholic HS/College Athlete

Chalie Pitzo, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City

Robert Raymond "Reds" Richards

Edward R. Pirrotta, Rams Alumnus, Retired Teacher


Bill "The Worm" Seddon Age 72

Claudia Sherry, A Loving Wife, Mother and Friend

Evan W. Taylor, Age 75, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Class of 1962

Thomas J. Tedesco, Sr. of Gloucester City; US Army Veteran

Chalie Tourtual of Brooklawn, Served in the National Guard

Harry R. Walker Sr., of Brooklawn Succumbs 

Robert W. Weichmann of Brooklawn; Star Basketball Player

Bill "Wibby" Yeager, Formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus 

Frank Crosson, Long Time Deacon at St. Mary's Parish  

Bill Kimmey, of Mt. Ephraim, Girls Softball Coach, Member of MEPRI, GHS Alumnus Class of '59


The Building May Be Gone, But The Memories Linger On