WINTHROP – Michael R. Crump, 62, passed away Sunday at Canton Potsdam Hospital where he had been admitted earlier that day.
The family has requested no public calling hours, however a memorial service honoring Michael's life will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop. Pastor Lee Sweeney of the Knapps Station Community Church will be presiding.
A native of the North Country, Michael is one of sixteen children. He was born in Winthrop on Feb. 14, 1948 the son of Lester and Dorothy (Rockwood) Crump. He graduated from St. Lawrence Central School in 1966.
For 32 years he was employed with Alcoa working in many different areas of the plant. Mike married Merry Clark on Feb. 18, 2001 by the Honorable Jerry Mahoney, Justice of the Peace. He was once a member of the Moose Head Hunting Club. Mike found much peace enjoying the simple things in life: hunting, fishing, woodworking and riding his horse.
Surviving Mike is his wife Merry; his daughter, Joy, and her husband John Dawson of Virginia; his two sons: Michael and his wife Tracy Crump of Winthrop, and Terry Crump of Massena; three brothers: James of Winthrop; Donald of Tupper Lake, Mark and his wife Vicki of Winthrop; three sisters: Linda Shattuck and Sylvia Snyder both of Winthrop and Lillian Cuthbert of Norwood. Also surviving him are his step-children: Merry Jo Parker of Winthrop; Richard D. McCarthy II of New Jersey and Ejay McCarthy of Iraq. He enjoyed time with his six grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and his new great grandson.
He is predeceased five brothers and four sisters.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Michael's honor to the Tri Town Vol. Rescue Squad.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Crump family at www.hammillfh.com