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“Georjean, Thea and Todd, When Ralph callled to tell me of Ted's passing I was very sad for all of you. I also know the struggle he has had with our...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Dennis Deruelle - Odessa, FL

“Georgjean, I hope you remember me . I've thought of you and Ted often over the years. Having recently joined the computer world , I...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: Terry Beddow - Friend

“Georjean, So very sorry for your loss. Ted was a kind and caring person. Even through his medical problems, he was never cross or irritable--he...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Curtis Portinari - Jefferson, LA

“Georgjean, So very sorry to hear of Ted's sudden death. I am just now seeing the e-mail or I would have made the memorial service. my deepest...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: Armand Pepperman - Metairie, LA

“Georgjean Molly and I are so sorry for your lose.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. We marvel at the partnership you and Ted had. What...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: Arthur Galaskewicz - UT - Friend

“I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. You always greet me with such a positive attitude when i arrive for work. . In talking with you...Read More »
6 of 50 | Posted by: Gail Rainey - New Orleans, LA

“Georjean, So sorry to hear about Ted. Our condolences to you and the family. Morgan & Renee Landry ”
7 of 50 | Posted by: Morgan Landry - Daphne, AL

“Georjean, I was so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He was always so good to work with. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
8 of 50 | Posted by: Laurie Anne Carroll Braud Buck - FL

“Ted excelled in everything he attempted in life. Most of all he was a loving husband and father. Georjean and Ted was the greatest team in marriage,...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: Neal Rapp - Upton, MA - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Georjean, Thea, Todd, and your families. We know how much you loved and adored him. He will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
10 of 50 | Posted by: Sherman - Tarpon Springs, FL

“Georjean and all, My deepest sympathies at this sad time i your life. Ted was a sweet gentle man and he will be missed by many. ”
11 of 50 | Posted by: Lee Isaacson - New Orleans, LA

“Georjean and family-- There never are really any words at a time like this. We love you all and ask that God Bless your family during this time with...Read More »
12 of 50 | Posted by: Angie Wright & Family - MO

“Georjean, I am with you and your family in thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. It was a pleasure getting to know Ted as he was...Read More »
13 of 50 | Posted by: David Ruh - McKinney, TX - Friend

“Georjean, Thea and Todd, I'm so sorry and know how much Ted will be missed by all. I have so many great memories of him and his dry sense of...Read More »
14 of 50 | Posted by: Neiani Cayouette Bennett - MS

“I will miss Ted on Tuesday mornings at the aquarium. He always had a smile on his face. ”
15 of 50 | Posted by: Jim Wadsworth - Metairie, LA

“Georjean, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Patrice Long ”
16 of 50 | Posted by: Patrice Long - LA

“Georjean, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your life's partner. Your wonderful memories will be held so close to your heart now. ”
17 of 50 | Posted by: Fran Morris - Lakeland, FL

“Dearest Georjean, We were very surprised to learn of Ted's passing. We know it was not an easy journey that he had, but we had no idea that things...Read More »
18 of 50 | Posted by: Suzanne Farrar - Gretna, LA

“Sorry to hear about Ted's passing. Always enjoyed seeing Ted when we had our Phillips College get-togethers. Kathy and I both send our deepest...Read More »
19 of 50 | Posted by: Jeff Wasson - Cohutta, GA

“Dear Georjean, I just learned of Ted's passing this morning, and I want to be among those expressing sincere condolences for your loss. Bernie...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Bernie Fortunoff - Phoenix, AZ

“Mrs. Georjean, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Please know that both you and your family have my deepest sympathy. I...Read More »
21 of 50 | Posted by: Ginger Guidry - LA

“Thea and Tod - So sorry to hear about your Dad. I have fond memories of your Dad during our high school years. My heart and prayers go out to...Read More »
22 of 50 | Posted by: Jill Schober Adams - Houston, TX

“Georjean, I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I know how close the two of you were. You are in both our thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: Michael & Pam Smith - LaPlace, LA

“Georjean, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
24 of 50 | Posted by: Terrry Craft - Sioux Falls, SD

“Georgejean,Thea and Todd Marla and I were so saddened to learn of Teds passing. We have so many fond memories of Ted and your wonderful family...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: Tom & Marla Twardowski - CO

“Georjean, It was with profound sadness that I heard of the loss of your husband. I know words are of little consolation at times like this, however...Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Denise Monk-Simmons - New Orleans, LA

“George, It was with great sadness that I learned of Ted's passing. I hope that you and your family will soon be able to look back to all of the...Read More »
27 of 50 | Posted by: Ed Ford - Slidell, LA - Friend

“Georjean, It is with deep sadness that I learned of Ted's passing. I have only found memories of him. Your family is in my prayers. ”
28 of 50 | Posted by: Tom Petersen - South Haven, MI

“Georjean, I am so very sorry about Ted, I was really praying that he would be fine. You know I haven't known Ted but for few years but I was really...Read More »
29 of 50 | Posted by: Bob - Godd Friend

“Dear Georjean, Thea, Todd, and Families, We were so sad to hear about the loss of Ted. We will always cherish our wonderful memories of our time...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: Roger and Linda Bowman - Denver, CO

“Although we never had the pleasure to meet Ted, we have known his wonderful children, Thea and Todd, for many years. We wanted your family to know...Read More »
31 of 50 | Posted by: Delene and Rick Kepler - GA

“Georjean, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. ”
32 of 50 | Posted by: Ben Pickering - New Orleans, LA

“I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Ted's passing. I truly enjoyed volunteering with him. The Aquarium has lost a great volunteer and a wonderful person....Read More »
33 of 50 | Posted by: Adam Olivier

“Georjean and family, So sorry about Ted's passing. I will always remember our James Dean weekends together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: Janice Parks - Rushville, IN

“Dear Ones, Ted lived a good, fun filled, adventurous life. We are sure he smiled as he entered Heaven's gates. Ted's presence will be sorely missed...Read More »
35 of 50 | Posted by: Linda and Russell Wat - Norfork, AR

“i remember ted as a young lad,he use to run the palace theater here in town,also his mother and my mother bonnie gaither,and my aunt marie marqwell...Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: roberta gaaither hoheimer - IN

“Georjean My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. I wish I had met your husband, I didn't even realize he was a...Read More »
37 of 50 | Posted by: Patty Sanderson - Covington, , LA

“I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Ted's passing, and so sorry that I am not able to come to New Orleans to personally pay my respects and be...Read More »
38 of 50 | Posted by: Phil Gift - Gaston, IN

“Both my wife and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this trying time. Our thoughts are with you. ”
39 of 50 | Posted by: Mickey Marsh - Metairie, LA

“I've only known Ted for a very short time; however in that time I've seen that he has the heart of a Christian. One of the most difficult things...Read More »
40 of 50 | Posted by: Louis White - Metairie, LA

“Dear Georjean, I was shocked to hear of Ted's death. I had no idea he was getting along so badly. It was just before Christmas that I last spoke...Read More »
41 of 50 | Posted by: William "Bill" Von Lubbe - Biloxi, MS

“I was so sorry to hear about your family's great loss. I know he will be missed by many. I will be thinking of you all. ”
42 of 50 | Posted by: Kristen Wolfe Kilpatrick - MS

“Aunt Georgene, Tod, and Thea, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I hadn't seen Uncle Ted in years I will never forget the time when he and Tod...Read More »
43 of 50 | Posted by: Margaret Bentley - Albuquerque, NM

“Georgene and family, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be remembered in my prayers. You have my deepest sympathy during this very...Read More »
44 of 50 | Posted by: Ray Drouilhet - Metairie, LA

“Aunt Georjean and Family-- Our prayers and thoughts are with you all! God Bless! Love and Hugs-- Robin & Greg ”
45 of 50 | Posted by: Robin & Greg White - Nashville, TN

“Georjean & Family, Please know your in my thoughts & prayers. I have many memories of Ted from My Uncle George & Aunt Jennies house. May God comfort...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Alyicia Mendiola - Gary, IN

“Dear Mrs Georjean, Thea, Ralph, Todd and Anne: Our thoughts and prayers are with you! I know emotional times are ahead, but we are thinking of you...Read More »
47 of 50 | Posted by: Sherry Charles - Vienna, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crosley family at this very difficult time. The Kramers Houston, Texas ”
48 of 50 | Posted by: Patrick and Gail Kramer - TX

“Dear Mrs. Georjean Let me extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. .During this difficult period, I know you will draw on your faith...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Deadra Despenza - New Orleans, LA

“The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express their sincere condolences. ”
50 of 50 | Posted by: Tiffany A. Simmons - New Orleans, LA


Theodore "Ted" Vance Crosley, Sr, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the age of 71.

He was the beloved husband for 48 years of Georjean Pumnea Crosley; and loving father of Thea Crolsey Wall (Ralph) and Theodore "Todd" Vance Crosley, Jr. (Anne Cusimano). "Shooz" was the cherished grandfather of Sheridan, Richmond and Cameron Wall and Ellie, Ty and Katherine Crosley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Wade Crosley and Delores Leer Crosley.

Ted was born and raised in Fairmount, Indiana. He was awarded his Doctor of Science degree in Environmental Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He attended Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Ball State.

He served as the Chief of Air Pollution Control for Hammond, IN, Department Chair for Environmental Sciences for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and returned to New Orleans to serve as Chief Environmental Engineer for Avondale Shipyards. He was also former owner of The Wooden Box Packing & Shipping Company and True Brew Café & Theatre.

His hobbies throughout his life included farming, spelunking, woodworking, bluegrass music and he was an active member of the Arkansas Jaycees.

Retired for many years, Ted enjoyed volunteering at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and most importantly being a guiding light in his grandchildren's lives.

A memorial service will be held at the West Point Church, 664 Behrman Hwy, in Gretna, Louisiana at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Tulane Public Health Alumni Scholarship Fund – Tulane University, PO Box 61075, New Orleans, Louisiana 70161-9886 or The Fairmount Historical Museum – P.O. Box 92, Fairmount, Indiana 46928.

To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.