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James Crosbie, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 8, 2017 at his home in Mentor. He was born March 5, 1934 in Bellshill, Scotland.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannie; daughters Lesley and Paula; son Jamie and his wife (Elizabeth Ogilvie); granddaughter Sarah and sister Sophia. He was preceded in death by his brother David.

James served in the Royal British Navy and received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in the United Kingdom. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company until he retired. He came to the United States in 1979 to work as Manufacturing Manager at Towmotor Corporation in Mentor. He was an active member of Old South Church in Kirtland for over 30 years and loved to sing in the Choir. He also sang in the Lakeland Civic Chorus and loved to watch British soccer, listen to music and play golf.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Final resting place will be Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland, at a later date.
Contributions may be made, in Mr. Crosbie's memory to Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094.

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