Paul Edward Crouse, age 95 of Rogersville, PA passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Respi Center in Waynesburg, PA.
He was born on September 23, 1926, in Rogersville, PA the son of the late Clarence Albert Crouse and Della Florence Phillips.
Paul graduated from Center Township High School in 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy (SLC) in 1944 during WW II.
On July 31, 1945, Paul married Bonna Jo (Scott), and were happily married for 72 years until her passing on January 26, 2017. He worked for Equitable Gas for 35 years, he last served as a Chief Station Engineer prior to his retirement in 1985.
Paul was a member of the Rogersville United Methodist Church, he served as a Trustee, and was on the PPR Committee, former Member of the Rogersville Christian Church, current Member of the Masonic Lodge #153 F & AM Waynesburg, PA, former past Master in (1966), of the Pittsburgh Scottish Rite, Pittsburgh Syria Shriners, West Greene Lions Club (Charter Member), and enjoyed raising beef cattle.
Surviving in addition to his son, J. Douglas Crouse of Rogersville, PA, and daughter, Lisa (Robert) Vitolo of Rogersville, PA; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Denese) Crouse of Rogersville, PA, Robb (Melissa) Crouse of Waynesburg, PA, Paul (Anita) Vitolo of Waynesburg, PA, Luke (Charlotte) Vitolo of Owings, MD, John (Chandra) Vitolo of Colorado Springs, CO, Scott Evick of Waynesburg, PA, Andrew (Ashley) Evick of Williamsport, PA, and Jay Evick of Brooklyn, NY; thirteen great grandchildren, Austin, Emma, Ty, Jaden, and Logan Crouse, Georgia Bess, Harrison, Dulce, Vivian, and Amelia Vitolo, Bryar Butler, Isaac, and Ana Jo Evick; a sister, Susie Stephenson of Waynesburg, PA, a sister-in-law, Cel Scott of Uniontown, PA, son-in-law Bob Evick, and daughter-in-law, Lana Taylor, and his lifelong friend Pete Walker.
The family appreciated Grace Amos for being his caregiver.
In addition to his parents, and his wife, Paul is preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Scott Crouse, a daughter, Paula Jo Evick, a great granddaughter, Giovanna Vitolo and a sister, Mary Orndoff.
All services are private and have been entrusted to the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. Rev. Donald P. Wilson will officiate a private family service with burial to follow at Rosemont Cemetery in Rogersville, PA.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Amedisys Hospice of 2181 McClellandtown Rd, Masontown, PA 15461 at www.amedisys.com.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at: www.kestersonfh.com.