Daniel G. Crozier, 84, of Latrobe, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his home. He was born August 20, 1929 in Altoona, the youngest of nine children to the late Russell W. and Elsie (Johnson) Crozier.
Dan graduated from Geneva College and received his Masters in Education and Masters in Anthropology from Temple University. A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Corpsman in the United States Navy. He was a Science Teacher and wrestling coach for the North Penn School District in Montgomery County northwest of Philadelphia, and prior to his retirement, Dan was an Archeologist with Temple University and the National Park Service. During his career he directed significant archeological and historic projects of Native American settlements, and Revolutionary and Civil War era sites. In 2012, Dan was honored with the Philadelphia Archeological Forum Award of Merit.
He was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church, the Latrobe Country Club, the Rolling Rock Club, and the Loyalhanna Watershed Association. Dan and his family summered on Nantucket Island where he was a member of the Nantucket Historical Association and volunteered for the Nantucket Musical Art Society.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings: Russell Crozier, Barbara J. Crozier, Rev. Richard W. Crozier, Rev. Dr. R. Byron Crozier, Doris Crozier Todd, Alton H. Crozier, and Rev. Fred S. Crozier.
He is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Nancy “Laney” (Rogers) Crozier, two sons, Dr. Daniel G. Crozier Jr. of Winter Park, FL, and Dr. J. Brooks Crozier and his wife Jennifer A. of Salem, VA, two grandchildren, Jamie and Ellen Crozier, a brother, Dr. David J. Crozier and his wife Ann of Fort Myers, FL, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday in Unity Chapel, Latrobe with his pastor, the Rev. Clark R. Kerr officiating. Everyone please go directly to Unity Chapel. Private interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Latrobe Presbyterian Church Unity Chapel Fund, 428 Main St. Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St. Latrobe, PA 15650. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.