May They Rest in Peace: Fr. Robert T. Crossmyer, CP

Fr. Robert T. Crossmyer, CP, entered eternal life on March 16, 2024, at the age of 76.

Fr. Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 21, 1947, the son of Elmer and Dorothy Crossmyer. He earned Bachelor Degrees in Latin and History, and an M.A. in Latin all from Wayne State University in Detroit. He professed vows on August 18,1984 His philosophy and theology studies were at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (M.Div.). Fr. Bob was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1988.

Fr. Robert T. Crossmyer, CP
Fr. Robert T. Crossmyer, CP

Fr. Bob served on the preaching team at Holy Name Retreat Community in Houston from 1988 to 1994. He was then assigned to Immaculate Conception Church in Chicago as Assistant Pastor from 1994 to 1995.

Fr. Bob served at his beloved Holy Family Parish in Birmingham, Alabama for over 20 years. He was Pastor, then Assistant Pastor, Local Superior and always Teacher at Holy Family High School which became Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School.

In 2018, Fr. Bob was assigned to Sacred Heart Community in Louisville, Kentucky. And resided at Nazareth Home-Highlands. He was a constant presence for residents seeking the Sacrament of the Sick, of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, an ear to listen, or a heart to give comfort and peace and share the Passion of Jesus.

Services in Louisville will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 starting with a visitation at 9:30 AM until the time of the memorial Mass at 11 AM all at the Chapel of Nazareth Home Highlands, 2000 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205. Services in Detroit will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 starting with a visitation at 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral Mass at 11:00 AM all at the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 23333 Schoolcraft Road, Detroit, MI 48223. Interment will follow in the Passionist section of the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorials may be made to the Passionist Community, 1924 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205-1424.

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