Robert LeRoy Crosley, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Delta, Utah on November 17, 2021, after bravely battling many years of health issues. Robert was born February 4, 1940 in Salt Lake City to Thomas Evart Crosley Sr. and Mary Edna Fennigan Crosley. He spent most of his life living in Salt Lake City. He joined the US Navy in 1960 and served on the USS Oklahoma City, assisting in the construction of refitting the ship into a guided missile cruiser. After returning to Salt Lake City he became a skilled roofer. On one occasion he suffered a severe accident. He fell from a roof and broke both of his legs. From then on, he had severe pain when walking, but Robert returned to his trade and spent many more years as a roofer around the Salt Lake Valley. Robert found the love of his life in Leah Ivie. Robert, a brother and a sister, moved to Delta in 2003, where he enjoyed the quiet life and being a part of the community.
Robert enjoyed watching TV and movies. He was a collector of many fine items, and his home was decorated with his many unique interests and hobbies. He especially enjoyed building ship models and would display them artistically from his walls and ceilings.
Robert was kind, caring and devoted to his family. He will be missed and remembered today and forever.
He is survived by his two granddaughters: Justina and Haley Cleveland; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters: Edna Orwin and Karen Record. He is preceded in death by his sweetheart: Leah Ivie; sister: JoAnne Anderson; brother: Thomas E. Crosley, Jr; and sister: Michele Backman.
A Celebration of his Life will be held in the spring, when he will be laid to rest with military honors at the Utah Veterans Cemetery at Camp Williams.