In Memory of Lynn McCrossin

In Memory of Lynn McCrossin

We have just learned of the passing of long time competitor, Lynn McCrossin. Lynn was born June 15, 1958 in Caribou, ME, a small city in the northwest corner of Maine.

Lynn began bodybuilding in the early 80’s and competed in several AAU shows, before making the switch to the NPC. A top finisher at all her shows, Lynn left the stage to pursue other avenues with her amazing physique.

AAU 1984 Ms.Old Orchard Beach Overall
AAU 1985 Ms.Maine 2nd place lightweight
AAU 1985 Ms.Northern New England Overall
AAU 1985 Ms.East Coast 1st Place lightweight
AAU 1985 Ms.North East Overall
AAU 1985 Maine Muscle Classic Overall
AAU 1985 Ms.North America 1st Place Lightweight
NPC 1986 New England’s 2nd place lightweight
NPC 1986 South Jersey 3rd place lightweight
NPC 1994 Ms.Maine 2nd Place lightweight
NPC 1995 Ms.Old Orchard Beach 2nd place lightweight
NPC 1997 Ms.Maine Overall
NPC 1997 Ms.New England Overall
NPC 1997 Nationals 8th Place lightweight
NPC 1998 USA 11th Lightweight
NPC 1998 Nationals 8th place lightweight

Lynn was a very caring person and spent many of her years in the Mental Health Field as a substance abuse counselor, therapeutic recreational specialist, crisis intervention and also child development for emotioanlly disturbed children. Lynn also gave her support to others as a personal trainer and helped many to change their lives with a new outlook and a commitment to living healthy.

Though we haven’t seen much of Lynn the past few years, she will be remembered for all her contributions to others and her competitive nature and spirit. Thank you Lynn for the memories.

Lori Braun
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17 Responses to "In Memory of Lynn McCrossin"

  1. Peter Nilsson  June 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Damn! Who the hell invented cancer anyway?

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  2. Scott B  June 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I am crushed!!! Lynn was an amazing lady! I was a devout a fan and we chatted on line. This REALLY hurt! God bless you Lynn!!! All my love!
    Scott

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  3. John Divramis  July 5, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Yes, l know this girl, she was fantastic, how she passed away?

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  4. RhondaLee Quaresma  July 7, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Hard to believe right!? It’s very sad. I understand that she fought a long hard battle with the cancer, no surprise she fought so hard tho. I worked with her a little bit years ago. Anyhow, my condolences to her and her loved ones. Respectfully, RIP Lynn! xo

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    • Lori Braun  July 8, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      RhondaLee,
      Hi! and well said. Lynn was a dedicated professional and fought very hard. Condolences and God Bless her family. She leaves behind a legacy of pioneering women’s bodybuilding and we are all better to have known her. -LB

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  5. dave zee  July 8, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Rhonda Lee, you are a very well known BB in your own right. I’m friends with Lori and she speaks very highly of you. So sad to lose a friend before their time, you are in my thoughts.

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  6. steven  August 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Lynn was a sweet, caring, lovely beautiful woman.
    I just read this now and didnt realize she had passed on.
    My thoughts & prayers are with her…

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  7. Gary Nathan  October 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I am very saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing. I didn’t know her but appreciated her beauty and great physique. I used to work with several magazines back in the 70’s and 80’s, and I rarely photographed women that were as striking as she was, from what I could see online and in magazines! Very sorry, best to her family.

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  8. Larry  October 23, 2015 at 12:45 am

    As someone who has followed women’s bodybuilding from its nascent early years, it is with deep heartfelt sadness to learn of the passing of a woman who will be remembered as a pioneer. Who contributed to changing many people’s opinions regarding bodybuilding and women. Lynn dismantled the old stereotype of thin, shapeless women of the 1960s and ushered in a new beauty. Her dedication to bodybuilding and community are inspirational.

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  9. Edward Beadle  October 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

    My condolences to her family. I will keep her in my prayers. She is a gorgeous woman and a real beauty inside and out! I am a fan of hers. Sadness in my heart for her passing. I hope she is in Heaven!

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  10. greg  November 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    She was certainly a flamboyant type. She was so strong and confident. She was a pioneer of the sport.

    It was so nice of her to look after all those people. Yes. She certainly will be remembered. Bless her for helping others!

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  11. Walter D Wormack  March 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Truly saddened to learn of this lady’s passing. She will be sincerely missed. To her family, “I grieve with thee.”

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  12. E.Pruitt  March 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Lynn was my Lady for many years. She wore my ring in many photo shoots and videos. It hurt me to my soul to lose her. I think about her every day and can’t go a step in my house without being close to something that she had sent me. I shot her tattoo video when we both got them at the same time. I miss her dearly and Love her with all my heart and i always will. RIP My Queen..

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  13. Jacob Feuerwerker  April 6, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Lynn was a very loving person & a dedicated body builder. Why is cancer taking so many of our generation. I was born in 1951.

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  14. PeterC  April 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I’m so sad Lynn no longer with us by far she was a real trail blazer & most adventurous go for it awesome lady & wish I had a chance meet with her yes she & all the wonderful fitness babes are most precious ever & give they’re wonders to the world so yes Lynn for sure will surely be missed.. sincerely PeterC.. 💔💔💔

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  15. Dave Zee  May 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    E.Pruitt you have my condolences. I know first hand what you are going through. I only wish I had words to comfort you. The only thing that comes to mind is time….

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