Hugh “Skip” Woodward Crouse, II

September 03, 1932 ‒ June 04, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

 MANSFIELD: Hugh “Skip” Woodward Crouse, II, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Brookdale Senior Living in Mt. Vernon.  He was 87.

He was born September 3, 1932, in El Paso, Texas to the late John O. “Jack” Crouse and Helen Crouse Andrews and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1950.

A U.S. Army veteran, Hugh served in Korea with the 187 Regimental Combat Team of the 101st Airborne.  He was honorably discharged in 1954.

Returning home from the service, Hugh attended The Ohio State University where he wrestled on the varsity team and graduated with a BA in business administration.

Hugh worked in the investment and insurance field in Mansfield for over 42 years retiring in 2012.

Blessed with a gift for making friends, Hugh never met a stranger and enjoyed socializing.  Quick-witted, he was full of humor and jokes guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

He is survived by his three daughters Susan Robinson of Dacula, GA, Lynne Crouse of Mansfield, and Christy Crouse of Mansfield; two grandchildren Brian and Crystal Robinson and Laura and Dustin Beyatt; five great-grandchildren Barrett and Jett Robinson and Jakob, Tyler and Blake Beyatt.

In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by a son Hugh Woodward Crouse, III in 1994; and his brother John O. Crouse, II.

Friends may call Friday, June 26, 2020, from 3 PM to 3:30 PM in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the service in celebration of Hugh Crouse will be held at 3:30 PM at the funeral home.  Celebrant Jerry Wilson will speak and military honors by  the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow the service on the grounds of the funeral home

Donations in honor of Hugh may be made to the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

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  • My condolences to Skip’s family, I am sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure and an honour to serve Skip and getting know him. His sense of humour always brought a smile to my my face.
    Thank you for blessing me with the honour and privilege of serving Skip

  • I am sorry for your loss. I knew Skip since high school. We enjoyed watching OSU football games on TV. In later years we would meet for breakfast and solve world issues. We will miss him.