Dean Henry CROMBIE

June 14, 1944November 19, 2020

Dean Henry Crombie, age 76 of Brentwood, Tennessee, departed this life on November 19,2020. He was born on June 14, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, to the late William Henry and Ella Oriel Saffel Crombie. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandsons Audley, and Finley.

He was a graduate of Canton High School, Canton, Connecticut; and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, Storrs, Connecticut. He worked as a Program Manager for Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, Connecticut where he was awarded two US Patents. He was Vice President of Engineering at Teledyne Hydra-Power, New Rochelle, New York, and in Tennessee he worked as Plant Manager at Chromalox ,La Vergne, Tennessee. He completed his career as a franchise owner of Lawn Doctor of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Reading was his passion. He enjoyed sports, both as a spectator and participant. Coached students in soccer, baseball, and basketball. Loved his golf; and could throw a mean bowling ball. A friend to all, with a quick engineering mind that could solve any problem. He lived his life ready to meet his maker, always remembering the two great commandments, Love God with your whole heart, Treat your neighbor as you would yourself. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, JoAnn R. Crombie, children: Mark Crombie, Mary Katherine Crombie (husband Dante Lauretta), Scott Crombie (wife Anna), Timothy Crombie (wife Jody). Grandchildren: Taylor, Matthew, Xander, Griffin, Emsley(Emmy), Malakai, Jacob. Special loves: Christine Lausier, Neely Hill Crombie, cousins, and friends. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice


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Dean Henry CROMBIE

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nancy traut

December 1, 2020

Hello Mrs. Crombie, Mark, Scott, and Mary Kate--

I am sorry to learn of Mr. Crombie's passing and I pray that your loving memories will ever sustain you .

Sincerely, Nancy Traut (EHS)

Kate Lynch

November 30, 2020

Some of my fondest memories from high school are the times I spent with Dean and our mutual friend Dick, thinking up pranks to play on the unsuspecting (or so we thought!) at Canton High. Also, physics class was only tolerable for me because of the adventures of Johnny Toumachanian, Dean's imaginary friend who enlivened every class.

Paul Denisky

November 25, 2020

The Deniskys of Tolland CT send our deepest sympathy regarding Dean's passing. Our memories of Hillside Drive Ellington CT are filled with fun sports, picnics and countless holiday celebrations! We are thankful Dean was such an important part of it! Mrs. Crombie, we send our prayers and thoughts. We love you! Mark, Mary Kate, "Scooter", and Timmy hang in there and know you are not alone!
God Bless you all.

Jeanne Crombie Rhodes

November 21, 2020

Joann, Mark, Mary Kate, Tim, Scott, I was so very sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. I know I speak for myself and my entire family the wonderful memories we have of the many Thanksgivings we shared with your dad and his parents. We’d pull up, all nine of us, starving, ready to hang out and enjoy the wonderful meal prepared by your grandmother. We really had a great time. Your dad was so nice, fun and really smart. Please know we are thinking of you and cherished memories you all shared will see you through this difficult time. Affectionately, Jeanne

Pamela Crombie

November 20, 2020

O Joann, this is Pam, Deans cousin, I am so sorry all of us adored Dean , our only cousin on my fathers side . I am so sad and have thought so much of your family particularly over the last year. I just feel incredible sadness for the whole family. Dean was a wonderful and brilliant man and was always so sweet to Jeanne and I. We are all thinking of you , Mark, Mary Kate , Scott and Tim and all your grandchildren. Much love to you, Pam xxxooo


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