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Croft – Lytton R., “Croft”, 84, Wesley Chapel, went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2020 at his residence. Born on May 27, 1936 in Johnstown, son of the late Herbert R. and Zoe (Custer) Croft. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 ½ years, Elaine M. (Kalinyak) Croft; daughter, Linda M. (Richard) Croft-Rodeheaver, Mechanicsville, VA; step-sister, Pauline Sides, Hyndman, PA; many brothers and sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews, and many cherished friends. Croft was a graduate of Ferndale High School. He served in the US Navy Reserves and US Airforce during the Korean War. After the war he graduated in 1962 from Shippensburg University with a degree in Business, majoring in Accounting and Retailing. The week after graduation he and Elaine were married at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, where he later became a devoted member for over 30 years. Croft previously served as Men’s Club Treasurer for several years. He retired from Kelly-Springfield Tire & Rubber Company, in Cumberland, MD, after 35 years of service in Marketing and Merchandising. Croft enjoyed fishing, but was an avid life-long golfer. He participated in golf leagues in MD and PA and made many friends who shared his passion for the game. Croft had a quiet, caring nature and was always willing to help out. He had a positive outlook on life and would often wish others a “tip top day”. Croft was a devoted husband, father, family man and friend. He took great pride in listening, teaching and encouraging children of the family. Croft shared an exceptional bond with his daughter, Linda and shared her interests in animals, particularly horses. They created many priceless memories together. Viewing will be held at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where Parastas will be held. Prayer Service will begin at the funeral home followed by Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, Rev. Dr. Robert F. Oravetz. Committal will be at Grandview Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Conemaugh Valley Det. #287 Marine Corps League Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, 217 Fourth Street, Conemaugh, PA 15909 or to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200, Elgin, IL 60123 in memory of Lytton Croft. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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