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September 1, 2016

Burial Date September 7, 2016

Funeral Home Britton Funeral Home (Shrewsbury)

Place of Service Wellspring United Methodist Church

Section Garden of Valor I Lot Number: 45Grave Number: B#3

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     Lowell A. Crouse, 83, lifelong Shrewsbury resident died Thursday September 1, 2016 in his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Crouse was born in Shrewsbury son of the late Raymond A. and Hattie E. (Publicover) Crouse. Lowell served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Steinaker during the Korean Conflict.

He had worked as a truck driver under Local # 170 since 1952 retiring from Yellow Freight Systems in 1994. Lowell was well accomplished in his truck driving career. He was the first President of the Massachusetts Professional Driver’s Association. He was a long time competitor in truck driving roadeo’s winning the State Championship twelve times and winning the National Championship in 1982. He received Congressional recognition for three and a half million miles of accident free driving and was named Massachusetts Driver of the year in 1979.

He leaves his wife, Edna M. (Rosen) Crouse; a son, William E. “Bill” Crouse of Shrewsbury; a daughter, Patricia E. Manos of Shrewsbury; two brothers, Melbourne Crouse of Shrewsbury and Warren Crouse and his wife, Alice of Maine ; four grandchildren, David W. and Tyler A. Crouse both of Shrewsbury, Christopher L. Manos and his wife, Jessica of Worcester and Erich J. Manos and his wife, Marissa of San Diego, CA; two great grandchildren, Aidan and Logan Manos of Worcester; three step-children, Cheryl L. Dill and her husband, Tom of CO, Cathy A. Either of Millbury and Jesse Salvatore and his wife, Kathy of Merritt Island, FL; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews; and with special thanks to Bob, Sybil and Sue for all their love and support. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy P. Cadigan and his first wife, Evelyn (Swicegood) Crouse who died in 1985.

All who knew Lowell will remember him as one of the kindest, gentlest souls they ever met.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Crouse Family on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 4-7 PM in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 10 AM in Wellspring United Methodist Church, 440 Main Street, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury. Burial with military honors will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.