Lt. Cmdr. Robert M. Crockett, Jr.
Lt Cmdr Robert M Crockett, Jr., 80, The Lord called Bob home on February 8, 2018. He fought a long hard battle from military injuries and numerous cancers.
Bob grew up in the Dandy/Seaford area of York County. Graduating in the first class at York High School. He spent most of his working life in or around Washington D.C. After retirement he returned to York County. He made home during the last few years of his life at Colonial Harbor Retirement Home.
Bob started his long military career in high school through the Reserves. He went on to attend the Naval Academy and retired with 45 years service. His military career took him to Vietnam and other conflicts. While recovering from an injury, he worked for the Secretary of the Navy (John Warner) and was appointed to work with President and Mrs. Reagan at the White House. While with the Reagans, he spent a lot of time with them and traveled on Air Force One with them. He created a bond with the family that lasts to today. He cherished those memories and spoke of them frequently.
Bob had a long career with the Naval Federal Credit Union. He was very active with the Republican Party making calls and mailings. He was a big supporter of Veteran relief programs and numerous charities.
Bob is predeceased by his parents, Robert M. Crockett, Sr. and Lillie B. Shields, his sisters Lottie S. Dryden and Beatrice S. Eley. Nieces and nephews, Sandy E. Hicks, Robert O. Eley, William E. Dryden, Jr. Survived by nieces and nephews, Lillie D. Barnes(Beverly), Linda D. Moore(William), Mary D. Massey.
A private ceremony is being planned. Burial will be at Grafton Church on Brick Church Road.
Memorials are asked to be given to any Wounded Warriors programs or the York County Fire and Rescue Dept. Amory Funeral Home is handling arrangements.