Saranac — William F. Cromie Sr., 82, of Bradenton, Fla. and formerly of Route 3, Saranac and AuSable Beach died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at the Integrated Health Service at Braden River.
He was born in Plattsburgh, Nov. 6, 1920, the son of Ross and Maude (Parsons) Cromie.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Corp. as a Sergeant.
Mr. Cromie and his wife owned and operated Cromie's Grocery Store in Cadyville for many years and Teen Towne in Saranac for several years. He was also employed as a Sergeant with the New York State Department of Corrections prior to his retirement in 1974.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion in AuSable Forks and a former member of the Saranac Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eileen (Shirley) Cromie of Bradenton, Fla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene S. and Roger Long of Peru and twin daughters, Dawn E. and Kenneth Banker of Peru, and Donna L. and Armand Chip Fontaine of Windsor, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, William F. Jr. and Rajh Cromie of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister, Mildred V. Campbell of Saranac; a sister-in-law, Gladys Cromie of Newburgh; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Ross Cromie; and a sister and two brothers-in-law, Loretta and Sam Palmer and William Campbell.
There will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saranac United Methodist Church with Rev. Tracey Golas, pastor, officiating. Committal service and full military honors will follow in the Saranac Independence Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are by the Hamilton Funeral Home.