Death notice of the month: Donald Crockmaster

Donald R. Crockmaster
71, Nearbytown

Photographer’s rendering of a gravestone.

Donald Ronald Crockmaster, 71, passed away somewhat expectedly late-Saturday-morning at Backporch Care Facility in Nearbytown.

He was born Donald Ronald Crockmaster on June 4, 1943, in Bass Lake, to Robert and Helen (Dirkley) Crockmaster. Mr. Crockmaster lived in Bass Lake for much of his life, until he no longer lived in Bass Lake anymore.

Had he been born at a slightly-later date, he may have been a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. However, neither was the case.

In 1966, Donald earned a bachelor’s degree in parts-manufacturing and management from Mid-American College of Business in Michianapolis. He spent his life employed at various places, including a parts manufacturing firm from 1967-1967, and later as a management consultant at Mid-Northern College of Business, which closed in 1989 due to poor management decisions.

Hobbies: None.

In 1971, he married his soon-to-be-wife, Maryanne. She enjoyed cake-decorating.

Survivors include his wife; their children; a sister, Geraldine Brothers; a half-brother, Gerald Dean Sisters; and a friend who wishes to remain unidentified.

Preceding him in death were his parents, as is typically the case for the septuagenarian-and-up generation, although his paternal grandmother bucked that statistical trend.

An informal paying-of respects for D.R. Crockmaster will take place for “about 45 minutes” Wednesday afternoon at Lakeside Agnostic Church, officials said. A potluck will follow later that evening at an undisclosed location. Burial is bound the follow.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jolly’s Morgue and Donuts, which deferred and took the wind in the second half.

Memorials may be bestowed toward the family, by direct-deposit. Forms are available at the bank.


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