3/16/08 - From:Tom
To: Joe Kyle, Jim & Karen Whiting, Buzz Rome, Hank Blaney,
Jim Cooper, Ed Page, John Larned, Mark Noll
Subject: Art Crostick's Obituary
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2008 9:29:36 AM
have to pass this on . Art was a good friend here in Juneau and well respected
in Alaska. Regards, Tom
Sunday, March 16,
2008 Story last updated at 3/16/2008 - 3:04 am
Arthur E. Crostick
Juneau Empire Former
Juneau resident Arthur E. Crostick died suddenly on March 4, 2008, at his
winter home in Oro Valley, Ariz. He was 58.
Born in Renton,
Wash., to Darlene and Lawrence Crostick, he graduated from Foster High School
in Tukwila, Wash., and received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Coast
Guard Academy in 1972 and his Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University
Crostick's 26-year Coast Guard career were his command of the patrol boat Cape
Shoalwater in Florida and Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico.
awards and citations included the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard
Commendation Medals, and the Humanitarian Service Medal, all for personal
life-saving actions. He felt fortunate to have served at outstanding operation
units for 21 years of his career. The five air stations he served at won six
unit commendation awards including two in his three years while serving as
commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen.
Crostick returned to his beloved Alaska and managed ABC Yacht Charters in
Juneau for two years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing,
golfing, and being in nature; he enjoyed traveling and was looking forward to
scheduled trips to Namibia and China.
He is survived by his
wife of 21 years, Sharon Crostick, OroValley; parents Lawrence and Darlene
Crostick and sister Susie Schultz of Lacey, Wash.; sister Becky (Mel) Wheeling
of Yelm, Wash.; brother Burt (Kim) Crostick of Wasilla; aunts Delores Magruder
of Bonney Lake, Wash., and Marilyn (Jim) Patton of Orting, Wash.; and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
will be held in Oro Valley and Tukwila, Wash. Crostick's remains will be
dispersed at sea in Alaska. The family may be reached c/o Sharon Crostick, 220
E. Suntree St., Oro Valley, AZ 85737.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice. Memorial funds
in Crostick's name have been established at the Best Friend's Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org),
5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741, the Special Operations Warrior
Box 13483, Tampa, FL 33681, and The Conservation Fund, (www.conservationfund.org),
1655 N. Fort Myer Drive, Ste. 1300, Arlington, VA 22209.
3/06/08 - From John
Larned - Dear Classmates:
I am sorry to have to
report on the passing of our classmate Art Crostick. I first got the word this
morning from Hank Blaney and have since spoken with Artís wife Sharon.
He passed away
suddenly at home in Arizona on March 4th following a week or so of not feeling
well. He had had a heart artery embolism about 8 years ago but was
successfully treated at that time. Sharon suspects that it was something
similar or related but nothing definitive is known.
appreciate all of our support and she will give us details in the next few
days as to what might be appropriate for donations, etc. No arrangements have
been made as yet but tentatively she is planning a Celebration of Life for
Their address is;
E Suntree St.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
At times like this we
are always reminded of whatís important in life and how lucky we were to be
classmates, to have known each other and to have been associated with someone
My sincere best
wishes to all!