Gerard Raymond “Ray” Crotty
Newark – Gerard Raymond Crotty (Ray), born June 7, 1938 in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland, and passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.
Ray is survived by his spouse of 55 years, Terese Moran Crotty and their three sons: Christopher (Sheetal) and grandsons Ronin and Ceiran of Agora Hills, California; William (Amy) and granddaughters Ava, Darcy, Logan and grandson, Liam of Lewes, Delaware; Kevin (Shannon) and granddaughters Tatum and McKenna of Dover, Massachusetts.
He was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Bridget (Marrinan) Crotty, sister, Patricia L. Rogan and brother, Joseph J. Crotty. He is survived by his sister Bridget Collins (John) of Dublin, Ireland.
His family immigrated to the United States, arriving on November 27, 1951 and he later became a US Citizen. Ray was a graduate of All Hallows HS (’55) and Manhattan College (’66), Bronx, NYC. He had a 37 year career with The Columbia Gas System Service Corporation, where, starting from an entry-level position, he retired as Manager of Data Base and Construction. Ray also served his country with honor and distinction as a member of the 5th Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery of the 77th Infantry Division.
Friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 on Friday, April 13 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808 on Saturday, April 14 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “The Willie Carr Class of ’55 Scholarship Fund”, All Hallows HS, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452, Salesianum H. S., 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 or St. Thomas Moore Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.
The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and attending staff, all too many to name, associated with Johns Hopkins, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, and Christiana Care who engaged in herculean efforts on Ray’s behalf.
To view a complete obituary and offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com 302.999.8277
Published in The News Journal on Apr. 11, 2018
Crotty, Gerard Raymond ‘Ray’ [MC1966 RIP]
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I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1966.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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