Kenneth P. Crosscup passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 15, 2021. Born in Withrop, MA he was the son of the late Kenneth and Alice (DePalma) Crosscup. Kenneth graduated from Malden High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from Western New England University. He worked for Digital as an engineer and retired in 1990. Coach Ken, as he was fondly known, enjoyed coaching baseball and softball. He was an active member of Westfield Little League as a coach and an umpire for many years. Coach Ken will also be fondly remembered as “The Photographer” as he loved taking and sharing photos of his grandchildren’s sports games. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn E. (Staples) Crosscup of 40 years and his brother Dennis Crosscup. Kenneth is survived by his daughter Cheryl A. (Crosscup) Gale and her husband Richard Gale of Westfield, his daughter Karen (Crosscup) Varao of Westfield, and his four grandchildren Elizabeth and Andrew Gale and Allyson and Christopher Varao. He is also survived by his brother Philip and his wife Gail of Maine as well as many nieces and nephews. Calling hours for Kenneth will be Wednesday, April 21 from 5-7 with a service to follow at 7 PM at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in Kenneth’s memory may be made to Westfield Parks and Recreation Department, 4 Holcomb St., Westfield, MA 01085. Firtionadams.com
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