James Crotty

August 19, 1934 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 85)

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Crotty, James P., 85 of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday March 14, 2020.

He was the husband of the late Ruth (Watt) Crotty.

Born on August 19, 1934 in Athens, W. Virginia.  He was the son of the late Rachel

(Venable) Crotty and Frank Crotty. 


James proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1952 – 1972.  He worked

at Brown & Sharpe and the Anaheim Convention Center before retiring.  James was

a member of the Baptist church in Fullerton, CA and was an avid coin collector. 


He leaves sons Thomas (Megan) Crotty of FL, David (Dorothy) Crotty of FL and Robert Crotty; daughters Deborah (Edward) Martin of CA, Cheryl (David) Oliver of FL and Kimberley Crotty of MN; a brother Stanley (Penny) Crotty of OH and sister Betty Thomason (James) of WV; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Lena Belcher, Harold Crotty, Iris Beckner and Lois Jones; father of the late James P. Crotty Jr.; grandfather of the late James P. Crotty III and William Oliver.


A private viewing will be held at Roberts of Ocala Funeral Home in Ocala, FL; followed by a private viewing and interment at Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary of Brea, CA.


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