Obituary: Thomas Patrick Crosson, director of sales for Berry Plastics

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Colleagues are remembering plastics industry veteran Thomas Patrick Crosson, 65, of Costa Mesa, Calif., who died Dec. 16.

He was a director of sales for Berry Plastics Corp.

Crosson “had relationships with a vast majority of the old and new guard in the film business,” Western Plastics Association Executive Director Laurie Hansen Sheets said in a posting. Crosson was a past board member of the California Film Extruders and Converters Association, operating since 2011 as the WPA.

“I am deeply saddened by Tom's passing,” Brad Wagner said in a tribute. “The advice and support that such a kind man has given me these past six years will be something I will never forget.” Wagner is a business development representative in Berry’s engineered materials division in Evansville, Ind.

Tom Bartelman called Crosson “a man of integrity, passion, humor and love for his family” along with being a “mentor and friend.” Bartelman described Crosson as “a great man who had such a positive impact on those who he touched.” Bartelman is director of product management for Berry in Evansville, Ind..

In addition to Berry, Crosson worked for several other companies during his tenure in the plastics industry.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene, and two children, Jacquie and Bill.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1021 Baker St., Costa Mesa, Calif.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Huntington Beach, Calif., handled arrangements for Crosson, who died under undisclosed circumstances.

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