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Christofer J. Crobaugh

Christofer J. Crobaugh, 61, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness.

He was born in West Hartford, Conn., and grew up in Medina. He had resided in North Ridgeville the past 24 years.

Mr. Crobaugh served in the Army and National Security Agency during the Vietnam War.

He received his Jurist Doctorate from John Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State University. He was a practicing attorney in Elyria for the past 10 years.

He was also a professional musician playing the pedal steel guitar under the stage name Chick Donner in many venues in both Nashville and Cleveland areas.

Mr. Crobaugh served on the North Ridgeville School Board in the 1990s.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, North Ridgeville, a life member of VFW Post 1079, Elyria, and member of the American Legion, Elyria and a life member of the NRA. He was an extra class Amateur Radio operator; call letters NU8R.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Susan L. McLelvey-Crobaugh; sister, Virginia Aslaskasen of Medina; and father and stepmother, John and Marilyn Crobaugh of Largo, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jeanne Crobaugh in 1990.

Friends will be received Friday, September 21, 2007, from 4 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 8:30 p.m. at David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. The Rev. Jim Becherer will officiate. Private interment will take place Saturday, September 22, 2007, in the St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, PO Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

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