William Crolley's obituary at the Star Tribute reads:
"Crolley, William J. "Bill" Age 90 of Minnetonka, formerly of Mpls, Golden Valley, and Glencoe, died June 6. Treasured dad, grandfather, uncle, hunting buddy, and bridge player. Navy veteran, graduate of Univ. of St Thomas, insurance salesman, stockbroker, and owner of Greenhead Hunting Club near Elk River. Preceded in death by son William, ex-wife Barbara, and grandchildren Zachary and Mary. Survived by children Mary Ann (Charley), Kevin (Nellie), Caroline (Henry), Tim; and grandchildren Hope, Valerie, William, and Mercy. Funeral Mass on Wed. June 27 at 11:00 am, visitation one hour prior, St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 105 Forestview Lane N, Plymouth, 763-545-1443. Published on June 17, 2018 "
Blackmoor player Bob Meyer remembers Bill Crolley well:
"Bill was around at the at the time of Blackmoor, and also played in many of the other games we were playing at the time. He was consumed in working on an invention that he was trying to perfect, and ended up moving in with relatives in a western suburb of the Twin Cities. We did not see much of him after that. I lost touch with him long ago. "Michael Mornard (Gronan) suggested to me that Crolley may have been present when Dave Arneson had first introduced Clerics into the Blackmoor Campaign. I don't like reporting on people having passed away, because it feels so selfish thinking about the things I would have liked to ask of William Crolley and others. At the same time, I think this blog needs to make a record of everyone who in some way added to Blackmoor.
Thanks to Aldarron for pointing me to the most recent information about William Crolley in a discussion at the Comeback Inn. If anyone knows more about William Crolley, his involvement with the Twin City Gamers or has other relevant information, please share in the comments or contact me directly.
More discussion of this article here.