Douglas B. Cromley
Douglas B. Cromley, 40, of Lewisburg, died in a plane crash near Jersey Shore on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2019.
A native of Union County, he was born Aug. 5, 1979, in Lewisburg, a son of Orvis H. Cromley and Kelly (Asprey) Smith. He was married to the former Amanda J. Croll for nearly 15 years.

Douglas was a 1997 graduate of the Lewisburg High School.
He was a truck driver, passionately working with his father.
His greatest passion was being a flight instructor preceeding a successful business, Sky Boys Aviation.
He attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Winfield.
Douglas was CFI, CFII, MEI, and was a small engine and multi engine instructor. He loved to rebuild and work on antique cars. He enthusiastically supported his son in all sports activities, including wrestling, baseball and football. He received the Golden Instructor Award for all his flight students passing their test as future pilots on their first attempt.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Brady Cromley; his mother, Kelly and Jim Smith; father, Orvis and Jayne Cromley; siblings, Justin Cromley, Adam Cromley, Corissa Thomas, and Katie Crawford; nieces, Hadlee and Dollie Crawford; nephew, Madden Cromley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Donald Croll; grandparents, Albert and Geraldine Asprey, and Loretta and Walter Cromley.

Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church Winfield, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Matthew Loyer and the Rev. Larry Siikanen officiaitng.
Burial will follow in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

Donations in Douglas' memory may be made to AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn.
Published on August 13, 2019


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