Robert M. Crawford, 89, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in the comfort of his home, with family at his side.
Born July 5, 1928 in Karns City, PA, Bob was the son of the late Melvin S. and Clara E. Waddington Crawford. He was married for 61 years to Helen Paul Crawford who survives. Their lives were blessed with two sons, Curt and Bryan.
Bob resided in the Ellwood City/Beaver Falls area for most of his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. Bob was an active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church where he was a chancel choir member for many years. He retired from US Steel where he worked in the accounting department for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, son and daughter in law, Curt and Sue Crawford of Kettering, Ohio; sisters, Verna Stinson and Audrey Peters; brother, Donald (Donna) Crawford; and brothers in law, George (Marge) Paul, and John (Dorothy) Maley. Bob is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter in law, Bryan and Barbara Moriarity Crawford, brother, Thomas Crawford, and in laws, George Peters, Floyd Stinson, and Ray and Katie Johns.
Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 10 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Bob’s pastor, Rev. Sean Brubaker will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Mrs Crawford and Curt,
My thought and prayers are with you and the family.
Helen and Curt,
I am so sorry for your loss. The neighborhood will not be the same without seeing Bob out in the yard working away at different projects. He was a great man and seemed to enjoy life to its fullest. God Bless.