American Patriotic 10

John V. Croda

January 30, 1938 ~ January 21, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
Read more about the life story of John and share your memory.    
Obituary Image

Obituary

John Vincent Croda, 84, of Carmel, IN, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023. He was born January 30, 1938 in Oakland, CA, only child of James V. and Marguerite (Allinio) Croda.

Following his 1955 graduation from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, John joined the US Navy, serving his country from 1955-1959.

John married Norma Jean Linder in 1961 and together they had 4 children: James, John, Jean, and Julia.

In 1986, John met and married Ruthann Carson. While they did not have their own biological children, the two of them lovingly cared for more than 75 foster children during a 13-year span. As these children are now adults, many continue to keep in touch with the John and Ruthann and the sentiment of referring to them as “Papa” and “Mama”.

John worked for Naval Avionics, previously Bio-Dynamics, Boehringer-Mannheim-Roche Diagnostics for more than 35 years. He traveled all over the world for the company and made many friends along the way.

Playing guitar, and tinkering with old radios, were hobbies John enjoyed as well as grilling his famous barbecue chicken. He was an avid fan of the Colts and the Pacers.

Everyone who met and knew John became a recipient of his kind words and sweet smile.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his eldest son, James Croda.

Left to mourn his death are his wife, Ruthann Croda; children, Jack Croda, Jean Marshall, Julia Croda; stepdaughter, Mary Sullivan; 2 grandchildren, Gabrielle Anderson and James; 4 step-grandchildren, Aaron, Carson, Connor, and Francine; 5 great step-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 10:30am in Carmel Friends Church, 651 W. Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032, where John was a longtime member, and where the Funeral Service will begin at 12 Noon.

A Committal Service with Military Honors will take place at 2:30pm in Eagle Creek Cemetery, Westfield, IN.

In memory of John, donations may be made to The Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060. Envelopes will be available at the service.

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.

 

 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John V. Croda, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 28, 2023

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Carmel Friends Church
651 W Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

12:00 PM
Carmel Friends Church
651 W Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

Committal Service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

2:30 PM
Eagle Creek Cemetery
15837 Little Creek Avenue
Westfield, IN 46074
Guaranteed delivery before the Committal Service begins

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Orders begin printing on February 2
Online Event
profile

In Loving Memory Of

John Croda

January 30, 1938-January 21, 2023




Look inside to read what others
have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Orders begin printing on February 2
Online Event

profile

In Loving Memory Of

John Croda

January 30, 1938-January 21, 2023




Look inside to read what others have shared


Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


Donations

Indiana Parkinson's Foundation
Web: http://www.indianaparkinson.org

SHARE OBITUARY

© 2023 Bussell Family Funerals. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility