Eugene McCrossin, 74, who worked as a civilian Navy photographer for nearly four decades, died June 20 at Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville.

He had pancreatic cancer, said his daughter, Julia McCrossin.

Mr. McCrossin was a resident of Gaithersburg and retired in the 1990s. His job took him on assignments around the country, but he worked primarily at Carderock’s David Taylor Model Basin, a naval testing facility, where he documented the development of ships and other naval craft.

Elzy Eugene McCrossin was an Olney native. He attended Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville and completed his high school degree while serving in the Navy from 1955 until 1958. He began his civilian photography career after completing his military service.

Mr. McCrossin was a volunteer firefighter with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service for several years in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Martha “Ellen” Tuten McCrossin of Gaithersburg; two children, Julia McCrossin of Gaithersburg and Brian McCrossin of Islamorada, Fla.; his mother, Ethel McCrossin of Frederick; a sister, Judith Asbury of Ashland, Va.; and two brothers, Michael McCrossin of Frederick and Bill McCrossin of Rockville.

— Emily Langer