Michael J. Crumsho
- March 26, 1935 - March 25, 2009
- Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
of Michael's Passing
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“It's never to late to post a tribute to a fine man, & to express my sorrow to the family for their loss.. I didn't know him, as deeply as the...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Neil Savastano - Everywhere
“THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Jule,we are very thankful for THE MEMORIES we shared as a family. The celebrations of the children's birthdays, the great...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Jim and HelenMarie Haney - NJ
“Aunt Jule and Family,
Uncle Mike was such a huge part of our lives and we will NEVER forget him. He will be missed by all of his many family and...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Regina Pharis - Marlton, NJ
“sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
4 of 28 | Posted by: marlene and tom reid - mantua, NJ
“I send much love and support to the entire Crumsho family. Uncle Mike (actually a 2nd cousin on my father's side) has always held a very warm spot in...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: John Dean - Philadelphia, PA
“To the Family, May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: valerie thompson - NJ
“Mrs. crumsho and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Mr crumsho.So many fond memories as a young girl .St Margarets carnivals and hanging at the...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: maria zeisloft - wdby hts
“Julie and family we are really sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We are very happy that you were able to get him to the luncheon at Popi's because it...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Vince & Betty Di Pietro - NJ
“We are so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Please know that your family is in our prayers.
Mr Crumbsho was a wonderful man and always had a...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Dave & Janine Graham - Deptford, NJ
“To the Crumsho Family,
When I think of Mr. Crumsho I can't help but smile. His jokes never got old and I loved the little stories he would share...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Diane Kinkle and Todd Skala - NJ
“To all in the Crumsho family,
Please accept our sincere condolences at the passing of Mike.
We are sure most of the members of St. Margaret's Parish...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Diane and Charlie Durr - Wenonah, NJ
“Mrs. Crumsho and Family,
I am sure that the joke was on him, as Mr. Gavin, Mr. Kirk and dad greet him. Also sure dad already signed him up to the...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Maureen Farrell - NJ
“Growing up I spent so many summers at my Uncle Mike's house. Being the only girl, I use to like to pretend that I was number 8! I have such fond...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer and Michael Brennan - PA
“Dear Jule and Family, Our family gatherings will never be the same without Mike. We will miss, hey Bill, hey Lorraine did you hear the joke about...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: lorrainemulvihill - Turnersville, NJ
“To Julie, our daughter-in-law Janet, & all the Crumsho Girls - we are truly sorry for your loss.
Mike was a great person who treated my son very nice...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Pat & Colleen Lombardo - MI
“I spent the first 24 years of my life growing up next door to the Crumsho family, they were some of the best times and memories of my life, my father...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Rick Conway - West Deptford, NJ
“Dear Crumsho family,
I had the pleasure to meet Mike a few times and he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. I know he loved his...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Jupin-Nelson - Swedesboro, NJ
“Dear Mrs. Crumsho, girls and families:
Mr. Crumsho was one of the good guys. Us Gavin kids will always remember him for his laughter and sense of...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: The Gavin family
“To the Crumsho family,
Mr. Crumsho was such a wonderful and funny man. He was so easy to get along with and just loved by so many people. From the...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Kellie and Robert MacDonald - NJ
“julie and family i'am going to miss alot of things about mike most memorable though him an ralph breaking the others you know whats from across the...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: jim rutter - woodbury hts., NJ
“Your hearts must all hurt for the many things Mike was to many people.....Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Father-In-Law, Brother-In-Law, Grandfather...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Roseann Savastano - Sewell, NJ
“Mr. Crumsho was such a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him.When I went to St. Margarets people would come up to me...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Dawn and Tom MacGibeny - NJ
“It was a shock to hear about Mike's passing. Mike was such a swell guy. He always seemed to have a joke for us at our regular monthly lunch at Poppi...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Don Varley - Phila., PA
“To the Entire Crumsho Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of your entire family during this most difficult time. Keep his...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Tracey Giordano - Gibbstown, NJ
“To the Crumsho family,
I was really saddened to hear of Mr. Crumsho's passing. He always had something funny to say to me to make me laugh. It could...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Tricia Milano - Mantua, NJ
“I just want to tell you all how sorry I am for your loss. I've had the pleasure of knowing you all for quite some time and you all have been nothing...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Lombardo - Raleigh, NC
“We moved into the house next to the Crumsho's almost 16 years ago and we only stayed for a few years, but what great neighbors they were. We still...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Connie Henry - Woolwich Twp, NJ
“To Mrs. Crumsho and all the Crumsho girls. I am truly very sorry for your loss.
I have so many memories of him that I will always treasure.
I can...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Kris Aregood - woodbury heights, NJ
Mike Crumsho was a man of ones. He had one wife, one family, one country and one church. He was a trusting, selfless man who cared more for others than himself.
Mike was born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1935 to Michael and Mary Crumsho. When his father, died at 13, Mike went to work. He never stopped working until illness forced him and even that was a reluctant decision. As a young man, Mike went to work for the Wynne Bolt Co. He eagerly learned the business and when opportunity presented itself, Mike founded the Jewel Fastener Co. in Bellmawr. He was proud of his business and its' moniker which he named after his wife, Julie.
Nothing would be greater than being a "2 Streeter" from South Philly. New Year's day and the Mummers Parade were a big part of Mike's life. He graduated from Southeast Catholic High School and stayed active in alumni affairs. In 1996, Mike was named Southeast Catholic Man of the Year. For many years, Mike enjoyed being a part of the Southeast Catholic fundraiser, "Pirates at the Point". This event is held at the Jersey shore each year and many will remember Mike selling t-shirts.
Mike met Julia Schaefer at a friend's home in 1957. Their courtship was interrupted by Mike's time in the military. When Mike returned from the Army, they married in September 1959. They were blessed everyday with 49 years of marriage. Mike and Julie were honored to have seven daughters, Mike always said they were his biggest accomplishment. He often referred to them by number – "This is Number 1, Number 2 and so on. This was quickly followed by a smile. Mike liked to say that anyone can mix and match but it takes talent to have all girls.
Mike was from an era when you identified your residence by the parish you lived in. Mike brought this Philadelphia tradition to South Jersey when Julie and he moved here in 1967. He wore many hats at St. Margaret's. Mike was a regular usher at the 10 AM Mass, he was active in the Men's Club, the Finance Committee, the golf tournament and the carnival to name a few. If you needed something done, you just needed to call Mike. In every situation, he was willing to help and lead. Woodbury Heights and St. Margaret's parish were integral parts of Mike's life. He was also a member of the Woodbury Heights Democrat Club and the American Legion Post #133 of Woodbury.
Time away from work allowed Mike to pursue many interests. He loved going on cruises and enjoyed many trips to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and even to Hawaii. Mike could often be found building model cars or collecting stamps and coins to give to his grandchildren.
Always there would be music involved. Mike's eclectic tastes included the Kingston Trio, Trini Lopez, the Mamas and the Papas, the Four Lads and Calypso music. A great afternoon was spent by his pool, cocktail in hand, barbeque ready and surrounded by family and friends.
Over the years, Mike had many health challenges. He fought through these bravely as he had so much to live for. This year was very challenging for him and eventually the scope of his illnesses closed in around him. Mike passed on March 25th – one day before his 74th birthday. We're confident he has already volunteered for a committee or two in heaven. Many people go through life wondering if they've made a difference. Mike Crumsho was never troubled with this question.
A viewing will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday and from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM Monday in the McGuinness Funeral Home 34 Hunter St. Woodbury.
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Monday in St. Margaret's RC Church Woodbury.
Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr
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