G. Michael CroochAugust 12, 1943 ~ November 24, 2016 (age 73)
G. Michael Crooch, age 73 of Geneva, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 24, 2016.
He was born August 12, 1943 in Sapulpa, OK, the son of John H. and Katherine (Rinebold) Crooch.
Michael received a BS in accounting from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and PhD in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting, in 1970 from Michigan State University. He was an associate professor of accounting at OSU from 1970 - 1978 at which time he was awarded full professorship at OSU. Michael joined Arthur Andersen in 1979, being admitted as partner in 1981. As partner in the Professional Standards Group, Michael served as Director of International Standards Group and Lead Technical Partner for Business Combinations. He retired from Arthur Andersen in 2000 and was subsequently appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, retiring from FASB in 2008. Throughout his career, Michael received numerous academic and professional awards - Earhart Foundation, Haskins and Sells and American Accounting Association Fellows; OSU Spears Business School 100 for 100 years and Hall of Fame among others. Aside from his professional career, Michael was active in his community serving on the Geneva Public School Board. He was proud of his professional accomplishments, but found his greatest pride and joy in spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet (Crosby); sons Joshua (Emily) of Los Angeles and Ben of Oklahoma; grandson John Henry; brother John H. (Jamie) Crooch, Jr of OK; and many other dear relatives and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and brother Billy Bob.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State Street (Rt 38), Geneva.
Graveside service will be Sunday, December 4, 12:30 pm (EST) at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, Michigan.
Visitation will precede the service on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimers Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago,IL 60631 OR Elderday Center, 328 West Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510 OR Geneva Community Chest, PO Box 441, Geneva, IL 60134 would be appreciated.
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