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CrosgroveMSHERIDAN:  Marjorie K. Crosgrove, 91, of East Main Road, Town of Sheridan, died Wednesday, January 20th, 2016, at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Buffalo on March 13, 1924, the daughter of the late Mayman L. and Blanche (Cook) Gilray.

Mrs. Crosgrove was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1941, had attended the former Dunkirk Business Institute, and graduated from Bryant & Stratton Institute, Buffalo.  She worked as a Salary Payroll Coordinator at the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel Corp., Dunkirk., for 33 years retiring in 1983. She had previously worked for the former Minneapolis Honeywell in Buffalo for several years, and then for the former Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Dunkirk.

She was a member of the Sheridan United Methodist Church, the Sheridan United Methodist Women’s Society and the Sheridan United Methodist Men.  Mrs. Crosgrove was also a charter member of the Sheridan Happy Seniors, where she was a tour guide for 20 years, was a member of the Sheridan Cemetery Association,  where she served as treasurer for 25 years, and enjoyed flower gardening.

In 1976, she was the chairperson of the bicentennial for the Town of Sheridan and was responsible for having the Daniel Reed Monument erected at his homestead in Sheridan.  Mrs. Crosgrove was also responsible for having a roadside sign erected, commemorating  the Sheridan Depot of the New York & Erie Railroad and the completion of the Piermont-on-the-Hudson to Dunkirk line on May 15 1851.  She was instrumental in having the seniors sponsor a roadside sign depicting the location of the Sheridan Streetcar Depot and honoring the streetcars that traveled from Fredonia to Buffalo from Dec. 24, 1908 to Jan. 28, 1933.

Survivors include a step daughter, Jacqueline C. (Sheldon) Grant, of Fredonia and a step grandson Colonel David J. Jungquist serving in the US Army Reserves in Tennessee.  Also surviving are several cousins including special cousins-Justin H. Niebel, Joyce Cordt Robinson & their families, Terry (JoAnn) Niebel and their children Lesley Niebel, Stacy Webber, Justin J. (Erin) Niebel and their son Jack.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Jack Crosgrove, whom she married September 20, 1968 in the Sheridan United Methodist Church and who died August 23, 2009.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 3-7 pm.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sheridan United Methodist Church, Main Road, Sheridan, with Rev. James Spiller, pastor and Pastor Robert Robinson, cousin of the deceased, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sheridan Center Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to either the Sheridan United Methodist Church, Main Road, Sheridan, NY 14135, to the Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to any Humane Society of one’s choice.  To post condolences go to

1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Marjorie K. Crosgrove

  1. David Jungquist says:

    Margie (Grandma),
    I will miss you but I know you are in a happier place now. You hold a special place in my heart and will always be a part of my life. You helped to guide and mentor me as I grew from a little boy to a man and I hope to inherit some of your strength and wisdom. A Grandmother is one of life’s best gifts and I am grateful that life picked you to be my Grandmother.
    In loving memory, your step Grandson David

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