Paul Eben Crosby Jr.

March 4, 1943April 25, 2021

Paul Eben Crosby, Jr. of Hampton NJ passed away peacefully at his home on April 25, 2021 after being on hospice care for several months.

Paul was born on March 4, 1943 in Danbury, CT. His family later moved to Piscataway NJ, where Paul met his late wife Linda Crosby, born Linda Schenk, while attending Piscataway High School. After graduation, Paul enlisted in the U.S. military where he proudly served his country as a medic in the Navy from 1963-1967. Paul married the love of his life, Linda, on October 3, 1964, and they had five children. They were together 57 years until Linda’s recent death on March 31, 2021.

Paul worked as a credit manager for Benjamin Berman Carpet, Inc. in Secaucus, NJ for many years. Paul was also a great lover of nature, animals and the country lifestyle. In 1977, he moved his family to Sussex County NJ, where he enjoyed raising animals and planting vegetable gardens while teaching his children to do the same. Paul had an animated, larger-than-life personality and wry wit, which made an impression on practically everyone he encountered. He was an avid sports fan and took great joy in cheering on his grandchildren at their various sporting events. Paul also had a keen interest in politics and was a devout patriot. The only thing stronger than his love for his country was his love for his family.

Paul leaves behind a sister, Gail Leggett and her husband, Sam; in addition to his five children and their spouses; Kim Enowitch and her husband, Jim, Jackie Crosby, Kathleen Seward, Paul Eben Crosby III and his wife, Penny, Richard Crosby and his wife, Lynett; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his dog, Gus, now in the care of a family member. Paul’s physical presence will be deeply missed by his loved ones, but his indomitable spirit will never be forgotten.

Paul’s family wishes to thank the kind and compassionate staff at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice for their exceptional end of life care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860 would be welcomed.

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Gail Leggett (Sam), Sister
  • Kim Enowitch (Jim), Daughter
  • Jackie Crosby, Daughter
  • Kathleen Seward, Daughter
  • Paul Eben Crosby III (Penny), Son
  • Richard Crosby (Lynett), Son
  • Paul also leaves behind seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his dog, Gus


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Paul Eben Crosby Jr.

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Lee and Joyce Millard

April 29, 2021

We are deeply sorry to hear of your father's passing. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time. I'am glad to have talked to Paul recently. As a kid I looked up to him and have fond memories from our childhood.
Sadly, Lee and Joyce

Janice Fumire

April 28, 2021

I hold dear, a lifetime of memories of my cousin Paul!!! My fondest ones are of the “pretend” trips to the drive-in movies, sitting in the old car in the backyard in Redding, CT!!
My love goes out to all of my cousins❣️❣️❣️

Lisa Jo

April 27, 2021

Jackie, Thinking of you and all of your family at this time., My condolences.

Sharon Rowlett

April 27, 2021

Kathy, Jackie, Kim, Richard, Eben, Grandchildren, Family and Friends,
I know the passing of Mr. Paul have added another heart break to you and the family.
When I spoke with Mr. Paul last, he told me he was ready and it would be soon.
We are never ready to loose the ones we love, but our Lord knows, and he will comfort your spirits.
I am so sorry, and please know that I am praying for you that the Lord will heal you hearts and spirits.
Love Always,