Melvin E. Cruser, Jr.
October 12, 1919 - June 12, 2016
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Melvin E. Cruser, Jr. passed away peacefully on 6/12/16 after suffering a severe stroke. He was born on 10/12/1919, the first child of Melvin and Antoinette Cruser, in Norfolk, VA. He attended Norfolk Academy, graduating in 1935 at the age of 15. He then attended the Norfolk division of the College of William and Mary…

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Paul G. Lankford left a message on June 22, 2016:
I know both the late Mr. and Mrs. Cruser and liked them so very much. I was a close friend of the late Admiral and Mrs. Hamberger who lived just across the street from the Crusers. I knew Mr. Cruser especially well because he always took his special brand of kind and personal interest in the well-being of both "Tincy" and "Ham," and I often stayed with them and was so grateful for his being at the ready to help during Ham's illness and passing, especially. I have never known a finer gentleman than Mr. Cruser. He lived his faith every day in his connections with all those lucky enough to know him. I was just in my twenties at the time I first met him, and he often helped me with words of advice I remember and cherish to this day. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cruser were wonderful people indeed, and now they are together again.
United Way of South Hampton Roads left a message on June 20, 2016:
Please accept our sincerest condolences from United Way of South Hampton Roads at the loss of a father, grandfather and uncle. Mr. Cruser had been a loyal contributor for over 50 years and our community is a much better place because of his generosity. Sincerely, United Way of South Hampton Roads Staff
Kim Armstrong Ridder left a message on June 15, 2016:
Mel, Sarah and family: I am so sad to learn of the loss of my buddy, Melvin, Sr. I truly enjoyed having him as a neighbor and friend for so many years and I always looked forward to our phone conversations. He was such a smart, kind, caring and loving man and he absolutely adored his family. It is so nice to hear the Wade and his wife are living in the old house--I know that made Melvin so happy. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and although he will be dearly missed, I know he lived a long and wonderful life. God Bless--
John H Wood left a message on June 15, 2016:
Mel, Sara and the family, I share your sorrow for a lost loved one and wish all of you peace and the very best.
Dick and Polly Edwards left a message on June 15, 2016:
Mel was my boss for 10 years at the Fort Story Acoustic Range. He was a fine gentleman. He rode his bike to our house and we drove to Fort Story to work for many years. He and Mary took our family in for a week when the Norht End of VB each was flooded by Nor Easterner in 1962. He also took his row boat to bring coal to a fellow worker at the range. Many fond memories. Dick and Polly Edwards
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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