James R. McCrosson
James Robert McCrosson, who with his wife and parents ran a real estate development and construction business in the Sag Harbor area, died on Jan. 10 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 69. Mr. McCrosson was a member of the North Haven Village Zoning Board of Appeals for more than 30 years and a volunteer in North Haven.
Mr. McCrosson was an athlete who competed in the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon and the New York City Marathon, as well as East End 10K races. As a swimmer, he participated in the masters program at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, and as a skier he not only enjoyed the slopes of New England but made trips to France, Italy, and Switzerland with his family and friends. He was an active member of the Breakwater Yacht Club, which is based in Sag Harbor and runs Wednesday night sailing races in season, in which he participted, and on the board of the Sag Harbor Yacht Club, most recently as its commodore. He enjoyed fishing off Montauk and also was a member of the Maidstone Gun Club who enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1948, one of two children of the former Helen McClain and James McCrosson Jr. He graduated from Pierson High School and the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he swam on the school’s Tigers team.
He married the former Katherine Regan, who survives. His daughters, Kimberly Regan Bossert of Wading River and Kaylee Katherine Hernandez of Billerica, Mass., survive, as do a sister, Bonnie Porzio of Portsmouth, N.H., an uncle, five grandchildren, and a number of cousins, nephews, and nieces.
A service was held in January. Memorial donations have been suggested for the community sailing center at the Breakwater Yacht Club, 51 Bay Street, Sag Harbor 11963, the Kanas Center for Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978, or a charity of choice.