March 28, 1957 - January 16, 2021
Gale Allen Crom, 63, of Saint Cloud, Florida succumbed to the ravages of COVID-19 after a brief and valiant battle, passing away Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born March 28, 1957 in Greeley, Colorado to Leon and Letha (Wilson) Crom and raised in Pierce, Colorado. Gale proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1976-1980, stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina. On March 22, 1981, he married Susan Knight in Pierce, CO where they started their life off together. From May 1981 to November 1982, he attended Colorado Aero Tech, Broomfield, CO which was the foundation for his lifelong career with the airlines industry. After brief stints with Pioneer Airlines and Rocky Mountain Airways, and once he was fully accredited in his field, he started with Continental Airlines as an A & P aircraft mechanic. Gale was quickly considered an expert in his field by his peers and colleagues sought him out as a mentor and referred to him as a perfectionist and a true professional. Gale fathered two children with Susan, a son, Kyle Leon (1988) and daughter, Katrina Lee (1993). Throughout their childhood he took active rolls in their sports and extracurricular activities. Mr. Crom enjoyed his time volunteering with the Boys Scouts of America, Troop 69, acting in the capacity of Assistant Scoutmaster. Gale was responsible for training and guiding youth on their path as future leaders by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. More importantly he used this time to bond with his own son encouraging his growth and advancement to achieve the coveted rank of Eagle Scout and on to manhood. One of the proudest moments a father and son can share. During his tenure with Continental/United the Crom family accommodated the needs of the airlines and accepted transfers to airports where Gale's skills were needed relocating from Aurora, CO, to Greensboro, NC and then onto Orlando, FL. Surviving Gale Crom, his wife Susan; his son and his wife, Kyle and Samira Crom, of Saint Cloud, FL; daughter, Katrina Crom of Lakewood, CO; his mother, Letha Crom of Greeley, CO; three brothers and their wives, Kenny and Linda Crom of Colorado Springs, CO; Rick and Nansi Crom of Pierce, CO; Keith and Trudy Crom, Caldwell, Texas; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held in Florida in the near future.
Gale Allen Crom, 63, of Saint Cloud, Florida succumbed to the ravages of COVID-19 after a brief and valiant battle, passing away Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born March 28, 1957 in Greeley, Colorado to Leon and Letha (Wilson) Crom and... View Obituary & Service Information
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