Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 25, 2012

John V. Croy, 90

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — John V. Croy, 90, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg.

Born Jan. 23, 1922 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Harley and Katherine (Mitkus) Croy.

John graduated from the Crawfordsville High School and then received his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Indiana State University.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WW II as the Chief Navigator for the U.S.S. LST 122 in the Pacific Theatre.  

John was the Band Director at North Decatur High School for many years.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Greensburg Senior Center, the American Legion and the VFW. He was the bugler for many military graveside services in the Greensburg area and also played “Taps” for the Memorial Day Service for several years.

He was first married to Marjorie Marshall Nov. 25, 1943 and she preceded him in death July 8, 1979. He then was married to Suzanne Rust on May 31, 1980 and she survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Gregory S. (Mary) Croy, Avon, Christopher (Suzette) Croy, Roanoke, Paul (Nette) Croy, Ladson, S.C.; one brother, Robert Croy, Hobart; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one son, Kevin Croy; one brother, James Croy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  A rosary for family and friends will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment with military graveside services will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.

Memorials may be made to the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library.

Online condolences can be made to the family at