Benjamin C. Crossan passed away Monday, March 29, 2010, after a short illness. He was born in Amherst, South Dakota on August 20, 1928. He moved to Washington in 1954.
He worked at Boeing for eight years before becoming a barber and opening the first barbershop in Covington in 1962. After 13 years he started manufacturing cultured marble for homes. He also raised miniature horses for 20 years, which he loved.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley; son Barry (Nancy); daughter Claudette Lanning (Dan); and son Mark (Sue). He is also survived by two sisters, Neola Wirth of Salem, Ore., Connie Kueber of Scandia, Minn., one brother, Dave Crossan (Lucille) of Omaha, Neb., 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
He was a World War II veteran, having spent two years in the Navy at the end of the war.
Services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the Tahoma National Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center or to Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland or to the charity of choice.