EUGENE THOMAS CROSSIN Gene was born on the evening of May 24, 1944 at 8:24 PM in Chicago, Illinois, to the proud parents Leo and Alice Crossin. He was taken from us suddenly on Tuesday August 2, 2016 and was presented with his wings. He lived a full life without any regrets. He always kept a positive outlook even with the many challenges he faced. His mother’s first description of her new born son was “Condition is good. Active and vigorous. Lusty cry.” He attended Bishop Quarter Junior Military Academy at Oak Park, Illinois. Cadet Sgt Crossin was awarded the scholarship medal and was the eighth grade graduating class valedictorian. He was a member of a drill squad which won first honors and as a result received a military bar. After graduating from Arlington High school he enlisted in the United States Army. He was an SP4 (P) E-4 Military Policeman. He served from 1964 to 1967 which included being stationed in Korea. He earned the Marksman Badge (Rifle), Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter (Rifle) and the National Defense Service Medal. He completed his tour of duty with an honorable discharge. Gene was a scuba diver and instructor, an Airline Pilot with Single Engine, Multi Engine, Instrument and Flight Instructor Licenses. He was an avid fisherman. He met his wife in 1982, in Panama City, Florida and married Karen (Golembiewski) Crossin on February 28, 1988 and remained married to her until his untimely death. He was with his wife for 34 wonderful years. She was at his side during his transition from life to death. He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Alice Crossin and oldest sister Patricia Anderson. He is survived by his wife Karen Crossin, Don and Eileen Obertacz and Family (brother-in-law & sister-in-law), Bob and Diane Skelding and family (brother-in-law & sister-in-law), Joan Nelson (sister), Maureen Brigham (sister) and John Crossin (brother). Memorial services will be held on August 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Milam Funeral Home in Newberry, Florida.