George Wendell Crozier, 79, of Warren, Pa., passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Warren General Hospital in Warren, Pa.
George was born March 30, 1934, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Wendell Marsh Crozier and Florence Jones Crozier.
George was an Eagle Scout, a 1952 graduate of Jamestown High School, and a 1956 graduate of Alfred University with a degree in business administration and was commissioned at that time, as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After two years of active duty in France he continued serving his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and as a mobilization designee to STRATCOM, retiring in 1972 with the rank of major.
The development of his exceptional work ethic began at an early age when he delivered newspapers and mowed lawns. This continued to develop during his high school and college years working summers at Chautauqua, which also gave him the opportunity to further nurture his love of music. His business career as an accountant with Hope's Windows, Jamestown, N.Y.; Pennsylvania Gas Company, Warren, Pa.; GTE, Warren, Pa., preceded the establishment of his own companies, Crozier Management Services and Crozier Recording Service. He also served as a Warren County auditor.
An active member of many organizations, George was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Pa., where he participated in the sanctuary choir, bell choir and served as a deacon and elder. He was also a member of the Military Officers Association of America (Bucktail Chapter); served as treasurer of the NFG 2 Federal Credit Union and the Crary Art Gallery; and acted as one of the radio hosts for the Sunday morning "Philomel Hour of Fine Classical Music" on WRRN-FM; was a performing member of the Warren Player's Club from 1975-90, having lead roles in many musicals; and was an Alfred University community representative.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Manifold Crozier, whom he married on Aug. 27, 1960, in Waynes-burg, Pa.; three daughters: Catherine Crozier Mueller and husband, Kenneth, Canton, Mich., Suzanne Crozier Moreland and husband, Raymond, Char-lottesville, Va., and Amy Crozier Epp and husband Terry, Maplewood, N.J.; a brother, William Marsh Crozier, Warren, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Saturday, Feb. 22 in the memorial parlors at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St., Warren, Pa., beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary at 2 p.m., with the Rev. George Johnson, pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, PA 16365; Warren Library Association, 205 Market St., Warren, PA 16365; Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts Of America, 316 Fourth Ave., Warren, PA 16365; Struthers Li-brary Theatre, 302 W. Third Ave., Warren, PA 16365; First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St., Warren, PA 16365; or charity of choice.
The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements.