Rachel Elizabeth Crosby

January 2, 1952 ~ April 11, 2020 (age 68)


Rachel E. (Wilson) Crosby, age 68, of Erie, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at UPMC Hamot.  She was born on January 2, 1952 in Franklin, PA to the late Melvin and Sarah (Branner) Wilson.

Rachel will be lovingly remembered by her  sons, Melvin Crosby (fiancé Lee Spain) and Michael Crosby (significant other Tara Graham), Robert Crosby, Jarald Crosby, Russell Crosby, her daughters, Barbara Crosby-Dorsey (Michael), Ruby Carpenter (Larry), Jannette Crosby, Tara Rothrock (Brian), a niece and three nephews, and many grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Rachel is preceded in death by her husband, John Crosby Sr, her daughter, Ada Anne Crosby, sons Brian Lee Crosby, John Crosby Jr, James Crosby and three sisters, Ada Anne Alexandré, Phyllis Wilson, and Sara Crosby.

Rachel touched the lives and hearts of many, she will be very missed and always loved.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, services will be private, however family and friends are invited to attend the services virtually on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 am on Facebook Live at

Burial will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503.  You may send condolences to the family at

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