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Picatinny Arsenal Mechanic for More than 30 Years, Sidney W. Crum, Dies at 86

Visitation will be held Wednesday at the F.J. Ramsey Funeral Home.

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Sidney W. Crum, Sr., 86, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Milford Manor Nursing Home. Born in Ogdensburg, he was the son of the late William and Rosalie (Talmadge) Crum and lived in Hamburg for most of his life.

Crum was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during World War II.  For over 30 years he was employed as a mechanic/truck driver at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Twp. Upon his retirement he worked for Dahn Trucking and Dunn’s Bus Service. He was a member of the Pvt. Charles Auberger American Legion Post #213 in Sussex, a member of the New Jersey National Guard in Franklin. 

Crum was a member of the New Jersey State Fire Chief’s Association, the Sussex County Fire Police and an Exempt 60 year member and former Chief of the Hamburg Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Martha Conner, Jennie Babcock, Sarah Shauger and Violet Lust. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Virginia (Conner) Crum, and his children: Pat and Paul Morrison of Sussex; Sidney and Donna Crum of Hamburg; and Terry Crum of Hamburg; six grandchildren, Paul, Mike, Jennifer, Chris, Misty, and Mark; nine great-grandchildren, David, Tyler, Timothy, Madison, Dakota, Isabella, Maggie, Logan and Lucas, along with several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, NJ. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hamburg Fire Department Fireman’s Service will be held Wednesday Evening. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sidney’s memory would be preferred and may be made to the Hamburg Fire Department, P. O. Box 262, Hamburg, NJ 07419.

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