Rick Croman

Rick Croman (Mr. Croman Sir), 71, of Plunketts Creek Township, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at his home.

Born Sept. 27, 1941, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late E. Wayne and Marian “Skip” Heberling Croman. He and his wife, the former Gloria A. Houseknecht, celebrated 51 years of marriage on Aug. 26, 2012.

Rick was a graduate of Hughesville High School, class of 1959. He retired in 1999 from National Freight Trucking, after having worked there for over 20 years, and was recently employed with D&L Excavating as a truck driver. Rick was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting and cutting wood with family and friends. He was also quite a jokester who loved animals and was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four daughters, Cindy of Wilkes-Barre, Stacey of Harveys Lake, Robin of Harveys Lake and Lisa of Old Forge; a son, Richard Jr. of Harveys Lake; two sisters, Donna (Gary) Sullivan of Hughesville and Sharon (Richard) Beacham of Australia; a brother, Randy of Dallas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O’Borski officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge at www.bcfanimalrefuge.org.