The Franklin County Democratic Party lost a legend yesterday. For over 40 years Bob Crosby served on the Democratic Party Central Committee. But, more than that; he and his wife Shirley in many ways defined the Democratic Party.
If anything needed to be done, Bob and Shirley were always just a phone call away. For campaign staff they became your surrogate family during campaign season. A “Hey Kiddo” and a big smile would always greet you, followed by Democratic Party trivia, stories, and jokes. For many you didn’t know the proper way to do a campaign mailing until Bob showed you. If you ever came to the party and had a snack like Cow Tails or Cracker Jacks, it was a safe bet that Bob and Shirley brought those to the party for the volunteers. For all of their giving, they never asked for anything in return.
Many of us at the Democratic party, past and present, hold a very special place in our hearts for Bob and Shirley. To Shirley and the boys, we send you our love today as all of us have heavy hearts with the loss of Bob.
Many of us have at least one Crosby story. Please share your favorite in the comments, or leave condolences for the family.