William W. Croskey

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Longtime Alaska resident William W. Croskey died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 74.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kasilof Eagles Aerie No. 4317.

He was born April 27, 1926, in Anchor, Wyo. He was educated in Reno, Nev., and Fairbanks. He also went to Airplane and Engine Mechanic School in Seattle.

He served with the U.S. Army for a little over a year. In 1939, he moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks for several years. He later moved to Palmer, living there for about a year. In 1944, the family moved to the Kenai Peninsula. After living on the peninsula for about 10 years, he moved to Anchorage. He worked for Cordova Airlines and Wein Airlines. He retired in 1977 and moved to Kasilof in 1988.

Mr. Croskey was a 10-year Legionnaire, a member of the National Rifle Association and also had obtained his private pilot's license. He enjoyed airplanes, loved to tinker, worked on basically anything with a motor and was a gun enthusiast.

"He was a very good person to sit and talk with. He told many airplane stories," his family said.

Mr. Croskey is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Lynn Jensen of Washington; grandchildren Brian, Jamie and Travis Jensen; sister, Sharon C. Smyth of Kasilof; nephews Eric Smyth of Clovis, Calif., and Winston Smyth of Kasilof; and grandnieces Cherise and Amee.

Memorial donations may be sent to Kasilof Eagles Aerie No. 4317, Kasilof, AK 99610.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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