Thomas Crosby Jr. resigned his position as mayor of Medina on April 16 because stage 4 pancreatic cancer made it impossible for him to continue. The end of his life came quickly. He died surrounded by his family at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 26.
He passed away at age 74 after fighting his cancer for three months.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Mr. Crosby is survived by his wife Ellie and children Stewart, Brewster, Grant and Brooke, along with many other family members and friends.
Thomas Crosby Jr. had a lengthy career of public service, not only to the city in which he lived, but also to the Twin Cities metro area. He served on boards of directors of Twin Cities United Way, the Walker Art Center and Lake Robina. His service to Medina included sitting on the City Council from 1977 through 1984 and serving as chair of the Planning Commission in 2007. His career as mayor of Medina began in 2007 and ended unexpectedly this year as he fought cancer. Voters re-elected him last fall.
Many friends and family are expressing their grief about Tom Crosby’s passing on his Caring Bridge website.