Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA


Robert "Coach" W. Crocker

3 August , 192822 December , 2018

Complete obituary to follow. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Robert "Coach" W. Crocker

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Larry Sparks

7 January 2019

May he rest in peace... a man of dignity, grace, integrity, grit, and hockey genius...I loved his tutelage on the ice at Colby and very much appreciated his invention, the "Weighted Wonder" hockey puck that certainly improved my wrister, just ask Faulstich, Maher, Peduto, et. al.

Fred Bassi

3 January 2019

Coach Crocker was a good man who helped many athletes over his long career in hockey. He was very encouraging and a great help to me while I was at BU. My condolences to Mrs. Crocker and the entire Crocker family.

Fred Bassi
Welland, ON

Rayna Girard

3 January 2019

Always with a smile is how I remember seeing Uncle Bob...ran in to him last year at the rink in Marlboro during a hockey tournament and it was like I just saw him yesterday - he picked me out of the crowd and we chatted about hockey and the family. You will be missed but your legacy will live in on in every player, coach and person's life that you touched along your journey. Glad to know you are up above with Bobby talking hockey. Thoughts and prayers to the fam xoxo


Bob Kitrinos

2 January 2019

I remember Coach Crocker fondly. When I was a young man at Penn, he always showed me great kindness and consideration, providing me opportunities to improve my hockey skills, and encouraging me to reach my full potential. I last conversed with him in 1980 and regret that I never got the opportunity to see him again. He was a good man who went on to great things as a hockey scout.

Joanne Cortesa-President Of The Hartford Whalers Booster Club

30 December 2018

The entire Hartford Whakers Booster Club send there thoughts and prayers to the Crocker family. It was always a pleasure to see Bob when the Whalers played in Hartford. He will be missed.

Bill Mahoney

30 December 2018

I'm very sorry to hear about Coach Crocker's passing. He was a sincere and honest gentleman.
His coaching ability and player communication skills remain with me to this day as I coach young men in baseball.
I am proud to say that he was MY baseball coach and a dear, respected friend.
Bill Mahoney '63

Mark Willand

30 December 2018

A hard-working, highly organized pro with a great sense of humor. He'd work 15 hour days -- every day -- with the Whalers.

Some of my best memories are riding the Schwinn Airdynes with Mr. Crocker before work in the late 80's.

He always was willing to help, teach and contribute.

A real gentleman, who will be missed.

Brian Paul

27 December 2018

I want to thank Bob for teaching and showing me that hockey is a family, we will deeply miss one of the great ambassadors to the game and a true gentlemen. RIP Bob.

Jack Mahoney

26 December 2018

One life lived,many lives touched.There was no one who did not like Bob Crocker. He was a kind and caring man, a true gentleman. The first day of baseball practice in the Sargent Gym , Coach Crocker said to us all "Men, these are the best years of your life. Enjoy them." How right he was. Thanks, Coach for all the great memories and for all you did for me and so many others. You were the best.

Gene McCarthy

26 December 2018

One of the finest people I ever met. Coach was a guide, a mentor and a friend.
The world is a lesser place without him, but he lives on through his accomplishments and kindness.