Bernard Gordon Crotty
March 31, 1942 – August 3, 2018
Bernard Gordon Crotty, age 76, of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday August 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. Bernard was born Tuesday March 31, 1942 in Buffalo, New York to Irene and Gordon Crotty. He was the first born of four siblings; Bernard, Martin, Patricia, and Michael. Bernard grew up in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from McKinley High School where he studied horticulture. After high school he attended Bryant and Stratton Business School of Accounting. He had several careers throughout his life, including Accounting/Bookkeeping, Horticulture, and Retail Garden Center Management/Sales.
In 1965 Bernard married his best friend and love of his life, Shirley Leto, at Annunciation Church in Buffalo New York. In 1976, they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Christina. In 2006 Christina married Ryan Rogers. Bernard and Shirley became grandparents with the birth of grandsons Vaughn and Burke, now 10 and 9 years old.
Bernard was known to friends and family as Bern or Bernie. Bernard enjoyed gardening, volunteering with Neighborhood Watch Patrol for the Dallas Police Department, and googling/researching everything. His two favorite spots were in his home office, at his desk googling on his laptop or forwarding his daughter, Christina, political emails or at the head of the kitchen table grazing on fruit, nuts, and watching Fox News. He enjoyed listening to Neil Diamond. If you knew Bernie well, you probably heard him say either, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,” or “Heavens to Murgatroyd!” Bernard was a member of The Knights of Columbus and All Saints Catholic Church where he was an Usher, Master of Ceremonies and Eucharistic Minister. Whenever he traveled during the summer he tried to locate a Mariachi Mass to attend.
Bernard will be remembered as a happy, loving, devoted Christian family man. He will be deeply missed and warmly remembered.
Bernard was preceded in death by; mother, Irene Crotty; father, Gordon Crotty; brother, Martin Crotty; fur-baby, Bleu Crotty.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Ann Crotty; daughter Christina Rogers; and son-in-law Ryan Rogers; sister Patricia Crotty and brother Michael Crotty; grandchildren Vaughn and Burke Rogers.
A Rosary Service for Bernard will be held at 10:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at All Saints Catholic Church 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, Texas 75248.
For those wishing to donate in honor of Bernard please consider a Mass Card or a donation to your favorite charity.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.teddickeywestfuneral.com for the Crotty family.
- Irene Crotty, Mother
- Gordon Crotty, Father
- Shirley Ann Crotty, Wife
- Christina Rogers, Daughter
- Ryan Rogers, Son-in-law
- Vaughn Rogers, Grandchild
- Burke Rogers, Grandchild
- Martin Crotty, Brother
- Patricia Crotty, Sister
- Michael Crotty, Brother
- Bleu Crotty, Fur-Baby
- Mass Card
- Rosary Thursday, August 16, 2018
- Funeral Mass Thursday, August 16, 2018
Bernard Gordon Crotty
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August 14, 2018
I loved Bernie's smile, he was always so happy and I loved how he would call me Mare, never Mary. He would say , "Hey Mare"
I got to know Bernie pretty well when he was MC with Darryl. I remember all the practicing they would do before the big Easer Vigil or when the Bishop would be here.
Bernie always had a smile and was always so happy.
He will be missed.
Treasure your memories and he will live on in your hearts forever.
Kathy (Crotty) Wentzel
August 5, 2018
I will never forget Uncle Bernie standing in my father's place for the father daughter dance at my wedding! My deepest sympathy for everyone who will miss him.