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Wilmington News Journal
Wilmington News Journal
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Description: Death of S. Willard Crossan ,, Jr., age 83

Date: November 1 1999

Newspaper published in: Wilmington

Source: newspaper

Page/Column: Sussex Deaths


The Wilmington News Journal , Monday, November 1, 1993,
reported the death of S. Willard Crossen, Jr.., age 82, a retired duPont
engineer, Saturday of heart failure in Wilmington Hospital .

Mr. Crossan lived on Silverside Road Brandywine Hundred and
was a civil engineer with du Pont for 40 years, retiring in 1976.

He designed the structure of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington
D C and was involved with du Pont Company on the development of the
Atomic bomb. He worked with construction of the Seaford Nylon plant
and helped design the du Pont Country Club., also helped with the
restoration of Eleutherian Hagley Museum.

Early in the 1930's Crossan was organist at the Harrison Street
Methodist Church and the Second Baptist Church in Wilmington.

He was secretary of the Wilmington & Western Railroad, a
charter member of Red Clay Valley Historic Society, member of the
Grace United Methodist Church.

He was a 1933 graduate of the University of Delaware and had a
degree in music from the St. Louis Conservatory.

His wife Margaret died in 1987, and he is survived by a son, the
Rev. S. Willard Crossan III of Cambridge and a granddaughter.

S. Willard Crossan is buried in the United Methodist Church
Cemetery at Kemblesville, Pennsylvania.


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