Croft – Richard Maxwell “Rick”, 74, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Monday, May 24, 2021.
Born in Liverpool, Rick was a son of the late Percy and Vivian ( Rhyno) Croft.
In his younger years, Rick worked in the woods logging before moving on to work for Bowater Mersey Paper Company loading boats and working as a diver. He, along with his wife, Joanne, enjoyed fishing in their boat and restoring old tractors. He was an avid collector of many items, but he had a special love for guns and making his own bullets and shells. He was a great marksman. Rick was happiest when spending time at his camp on the River Road.
Rick is survived by his loving wife and sweetie, Joanne McCarthy; step-daughter, Kim McCarthy; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Mia, Kevin, Kory and Kelby; brother, Donald; and his lovable rescue dog, Charlie.
He as predeceased by a step-daughter, Kerri Huskins.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Service, Liverpool. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the family will celebrate Rick’s life at a later date when it is safe for all of us to gather again. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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