96-year-old Bronx man returns home after recovering from COVID-19 for nearly 120 days

George Crouch headed from Regeis Care Center back to Co-op City after nearly 120 days.

News 12 Staff

Aug 22, 2020, 12:25 AM

Updated 1,370 days ago

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A 96-year-old Bronx man was welcomed home Friday after battling and recovering from COVID-19.

George Crouch headed from Regeis Care Center back to Co-op City after nearly 120 days. Friends, family and neighbors cheered for him as he came home.
 Crouch lost his wife Gail to the coronavirus just days after the two were admitted to the hospital together.
His daughter, Deborah Crouch says, "Him being right in the room with her when she passed and him not being able to grieve properly, he went into a depression."

The couple was together for 44 years.
Crouch was heartbroken and seemed as if he wanted to give up, his daughter says. That's when an unexpected friendship came about.

Deborah Crouch says her father became close with Eric Dungeon, a social worker from the Army. She said they clicked, her dad being a World War II veteran.
Crouch held back tears as he arrived home, surrounded by love and happiness of his family. However, he still misses his wife.

"He's recovered, and now next thing is recovering," says his daughter.
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