+ Crouch, Harold C.


Harold, working on his locomotive at Waushakum

On Friday, March 27, 2009, I received the sad news that Harold Crouch passed away.  Harold was a well known and beloved Live Steamer.  I had the blessing of getting to know Harold through his visits to the Waushakum Live Steamers.  On Sunday evening, following the meet, he along with Steve, Jan, Matthew, Paul and Maureen Pontarelli would join my parents and I for an evening of food and sharing.  Harold would always be excited to see the progress of my railroad and locomotives.

I was able to visit with Harold  at the nursing home on October 13, 2009 with the Pontarelli’s.  We had a wonderful  visit and Harold had many of his great railroad stories to share.  As Harold talked, I managed to record some with my digital video camera.  I will do a little editing and add a tribute to him later this week.

If you know of the obituary, please pass it on, so I can post it here!

Harold going around the inner loop at WLS.

Harold going around the inner loop at WLS.

The Funeral Mass for Harold C. Crouch is Saturday, April 4. 2009 at 10 a.m. – Holy Cross Church/4492 Lake Ave./Rochester, NY 14612 (585) 663-2244. Immediately followed by reception at the church for family & friends of Harold. All live steamers who knew Harold are invited.

Update: Donation’s to Harold’s memory may be made to St. Michaels Church, 401 S. Main St., Newark, NY 14543 or The Visiting Nurse Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY  14580.

Burial will be in Newark Cemetery, Newark, NY at the convenience of the family.

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