Croll Leslie Grady, 76, of Scotland, Pa., passed away on Jan. 28, 2012 at the D.C. Medical VA Hospital from complications of diabetes. He was born Oct. 13, 1935 in Middletown, Conn., the son of Josephine (Merriam) Grady of Belfast, and the late Chester Grady.

In 1954, Croll graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast and then attended Husson Business College in Bangor. He joined the U.S. Army in January of 1955, served in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in January of 1961. During his service to our country, he was stationed at Fort Dix, N.J., Fort Belvoir, Va. and many bases overseas. He earned commendations as a marksman and was a prolific gun collector and woodworking craftsman.

He then settled with his family in Scotland, Pa. and was the owner and operator of Kroll’s Shop Refinishing Business from 1977-1987. In May of 1988, he retired from Letterkenny Army Depot with 32 years of service as a supply systems analyst. The last 23 years of his life, he became a friend of Bill W., dedicating his life to civic service work. He was an avid reader and Civil War historian.

Croll is survived by his four children: Chester Kucerak and his wife Pam of Clovis City, Calif., Leslie Frazier and her husband Paul of Louisville, Ky., Sharon Grady of Hagerstown, Md., and Michael Grady of Seattle; five grandchildren: Roy Lee, Brian, Rachel, Katie and Justin; three great-grandchildren: Caleb, Hayden and Elizabeth; and two sisters, Mary E. Clark and her husband David, of Florida, and Nancy G. Weitz and her husband Stephen of Ashland, Mass.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m., at the William F. Sellers Funeral Home (297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa.) with the Rev. Andrew Paszkowski officiating. There will be a visitation from 1-3 p.m., just prior to the service on Feb. 5 at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to: The American Red Cross, 79 East Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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