Pastor Thomas D. Crogan, 66

July 05, 2009

AUG. 23, 1942-JULY 4, 2009

Pastor Thomas Douglass Crogan, 66, of Boonsboro, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2009, at his home.

Born Aug. 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Howard G. and Mary L. (Patterson) Crogan Boyce.

Pastor Crogan served the Bayard Evangelical United Brethren Church Charge in Bayard, Laureldale, and Claysville, W.Va., from 1960 to 1967. He then was the founder and executive director of the Mt. Top Youth for Christ in Garrett County, Md., from 1967 until 1974.

From 1976 through 1989, he served the Union Church in Markleysburg, Pa., and until 1997, he was the pastor of the Congress Hill Church of God in Franklin, Pa. From 2005 until 2009, Pastor Crogan served at the First Baptist Church of Sharpsburg, Md., now known as United Christian Fellowship.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen Elizabeth (Durr) Crogan; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl S. and Ronald A. Woleslagle of Bristow, Va., Lynnette A. and Phillip D. Snipes of Fisherville, Va., and Sonya J. and Paul M. Smerdell of Lake Wales, Fla.; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter M. and Georgia Crogan, senior chief, operations specialist, (ret.) of Virginia Beach, Va., and Howard G. and Janice Crogan of Adamstown, Md. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Caleb and Eli Snipes, Sarah Smerdell and G. Luke Triplett.


Pastor Crogan was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra K. Morgan Fritz; and granddaughter, Phoebe Snipes.

Friends may visit at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md., on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Germantown Baptist Church, 17640 Riffleford Road, Germantown, Md. Pastor Mike Yoho will officiate, assisted by Pastor Robert Walker and Pastor George Snyder. Friends will also be received one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Germantown Baptist Church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John A. Durr, Gary J. Durr, Ronald A. Woleslagle, Phillip D. Snipes, Paul M. Smerdell, Jonathan A. Winfree, Ronald B. Garrett Jr. and Larry L. Crocker.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to United Christian Fellowship, 18823 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756.

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