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Mr. Woodrow "Woody" Crosby, Jr.

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Mr. Woodrow Crosby Jr. of Savannah, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010. He succumbed, after almost 6 months of a hard fought battle, to complications from surgery. He was the son of the late Woodrow Crosby, Sr. and Sarah Pearl Gregory of Ellabell, GA. He worked for the Savannah Public School System, having been principal at Pooler Elementary, Romana Riley, Myers Middle, Jenkins High School, Richard Arnold Adult High School, Henry Street Elementary and Jacob G. Smith Elementary (where he started the traditional magnet program). He also taught in Burke County and Glynn County. He spent an additional 11 years developing the athletic program at Rambam Day School, a project that he loved and a community that embraced him fully. Known as a man of faith, he was a member of St. James Catholic Church, and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5588. For the past two years he had volunteered at Fort Pulaski. Woody and his wife of 45 years, Thelma, had recently moved to the North Georgia Mountains where he had joined St. Paul the Apostle Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #12883. They were reconnecting with old friends and planning their retirement travels. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Gibson Crosby of Cleveland, Ga, his three children, Marcia Crosby Larner, (wife of Daniel Larner of Canton, MA), Woodrow (Chip) Crosby, III of Fayetteville, NC, and Heidi Crosby Zoll, (wife of Kenneth Zoll of Grovetown, GA) four grandchildren (Connor Sterling, Ruby Marie and Stella Pearl Zoll and Jackson Daniel Larner), his favorite great-niece, Morgan Murphy, his mother Sarah Pearl Gregory and his sister, Janet Canady. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 31, 2010 at St. James Catholic Church with The Reverend Monsignor John Kenneally, Celebrant.

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