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Thursday January 28th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Roger G. Crumb

Roger G Crumb, 80, of Cherry Creek, NY entered into rest January 19,2021.

He was born on November 2, 1940 in Jamestown, NY to the late Kenneth and Velma (Towne) Crumb.

Roger was a Dairy Farmer and owned Crumb Farm in Cherry Creek, NY. He also enjoyed working as a Walmart Greeter in his later years.

Roger enjoyed working on his dairy farm, studying law, history and was very conscious of his health. He was known for advising people to take Vitamin C when they didn’t feel well.

He is survived by his son Kevin J. (Bonnie) Crumb, his siblings Betty Greenawalt and John (Annmarie) Crumb also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners South Dayton Thursday January 28, 2021 from 5PM to 8PM a graveside service will be held in the spring.

Pursuant to the COVID 19 New York State guidelines, occupancy limitations will be observed. Face masks are required

Interment will be in Cherry Creek Central Cemetery


This is Peter Walters, a long ago friend of Rogers now living at Crooked Lake, IN but from Angola, NY.
Our family, Vincent, Veronica, Mary, Molly and Michael loved and respected Roger. My brother Michael was especially close to him as Roger fought for his basic American freedom. I can imagine them all now having a serious conversation on the other side, albeit filled with laughter and rejoicing that they are now free from the struggle.
Eternal Rest grant unto Roger Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine on him.
Sincerely and sympathy for your loss.

Peter Walters Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family, especially Kevin. I met Roger over twenty years ago, liked him a lot. He was a great listener as well as well read. I am sorry I wasn't able to touch base with him after I recently moved back up to give him a hug. Good person who gave his all for his beliefs, learning experiences that didn't defeat him. He was a winner!

Mary Dawn Pafford Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

My thoughts have been with your family since I learned of Roger's passing. Betty and John, having lost a brother( who as you know, was Roger's classmate), I know how difficult it is to lose a sibling. As many have commented, I too spent time on the farm. I remember well your parents and also the summer that I helped Roger with household chores and even some haying. He was indeed patient with me, especially the time I overheated a pan on the stove and had a bit of a grease fire!! You can well imagine his loud hollering as he took the pan to the back yard! He had a curious mind and I remember him questioning me about literature that I was reading as an English major. He will be remembered as an outspoken, strongly convicted hard working farmer. I am pleased that I had an opportunity to see him a few years ago at a PV school reunion. Condolences to his entire family.

gwen larson Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

I knew Roger for 55 years. Brother John was my best friend (still is) and roommate at the USAF Saratoga Radar Site north of Albany. John and I would often go out to the farm, and sometimes I would go by myself. Kenneth and Velma were "Pappy" and "Mother"! John and I shared a lot, including a girlfriend or two! I got to know Roger very well, and loved the guy! I also loved to bedevil him...like shooting him from a distance with a BB gun in the behind when he knelt to strip out a cow at milking time!

My wife, Hope, and I spent a month on the farm the first fall of our marriage. It was interesting, the say the least! I was raised on a dairy farm, but Hope wasn't! We visited Roger at the cabin on top of the mountain a few times over the years. And he stayed with us for a few days when we lived south of Pittsburgh, PA.

I'm gonna miss him.

Our prayers are with Kevin and Bonnie, John and family, Betty and family. I hope to see Roger again in heaven.

Rev. D. W. "Chip" Norton Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and John, so sorry to hear of your loss of Roger. It is so difficult to lose a sibling. My prayers and thoughts are with you both and your families.

Nancy (Ellis) Rudny Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

Roger was a free thinker, a rare commodity in todays world. He never joined the "herd mentality". He stuck to his convictions at great expense. His storied journey is over but not forgotten. He will always have my respect and his insight will be greatly missed.
R.I.P. friend

Robin Jordan Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

The best summer of my life was spent working side by side with this man. After graduating high school in 1986, Roger and Sharon offered to bring from Talladega, AL to Cherry Creek to spend the summer with them. I loved the dairy farm life and never in my life had I met anyone so different, confident, and true. Roger was my dad's (Ed Crumb) cousin. I remembered him from Christmas visits at my grandparents house in Hollywood, FL but never got to know him, Sharon, and Kevin until the summer of 1986. That was a difficult period of my life, as I was trying to understand my life and learn to be strong and independent. In the short 3 months I was in Cherry Creek, I fell in love with the farm life and would gladly had remained the rest of my life. But, I was needed back at home on AL for some family obligations.

Anyway, I enjoyed the work I did there and I'm so thankful for the lessons and the ethics taught to me that summer. I've thought of you often, through the years Roger. I could do it all over again, the only thing I would change would be my return flight to AL because I would have never boarded that plane. Rest in peace, Roger, I enjoyed the time I spent on the farm. Wish I had done better at keeping in touch. My prayers for comfort are with you, Kevin.

Sarah Ann Crumb Wilkinson Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Kevin and family,

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your dad. Back in the day we had a lot of contact when he was
working on all his legal filings. Sometimes I would see him almost daily seeking notary services. We chatted
a lot with regard to those filings and his political views. He certainly was persistent, diligent, and well informed.
A fighter all the way no matter what the issue. You were the light of his life. May you find comfort in happy memories. Donna Snyder (retired secretary `` Pine Valley Elementary)

DONNA SNYDER Jan 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Crumb

Dan & Bette DiStasio Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

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