Charles E. “Chuck” Crawley Jr., 59, of Ellwood City lost his short but valiant battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family on January 26, 2021 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Twp.
Born June 24, 1961 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Charles E. Crawley Sr. and Vivian M. (Eady) Crawley.
Chuck graduated from Lincoln High School in 1980. He had been employed at many places in Ellwood City including the Recycling Center, Trader Horn, Ellwood City Hospital, and currently at Tony’s Beer Distributor. Chuck enjoyed playing, managing, and coaching softball as well as playing basketball. He was well known and loved by the community as a humble, caring, loving person who always offered a smile and encouraging words. He was well known for his inspirational posts.
Surviving and mourning the loss of Chuck are his sisters, Brenda (Crawley) Moses of Ellwood City and Diana (Crawley) Spencer of Beaver Falls; nieces Kristyn (Brock) Edwards of Beaver Falls and Kaitlyn Spencer of Midland, nephew, Waddy J. (Trey) Moses III of Ellwood City, great niece, Knora Edwards of Beaver Falls and great nephew, Julian DeCaria of Ellwood City. He is also survived by his fiancé, Ellen Barge of Ellwood City, step daughters, Brandi (Jeff) Caldararo, Jacquelyn Zak, Jeanie Jones and DaeJhua Barge, step sons, Robert Jones and Zachary Corbin; 10 step grandchildren; and 3 step great grandchildren. He is also survived by his aunt, Janice M. Smith of New Brighton and numerous special cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janice R. Crawley in 2017..
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 30, 2021 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Due to Covid-19, all attending are asked to wear face masks, practice social distancing, and to keep your visits brief. A private funeral service will follow with Pastor Cliff Reynolds and Pastor Jimmy Johnson officiating.
Chuck’s family would like to express their appreciation to Vaughn Hudspath, Tony’s Beer Distributor, Pizza Joes, Dave Spielvogel, Dave Carothers, Sharon Rombold and every single member of the community who offered prayers and support and love to Chuck and his family during this most difficult time. Chuck will be greatly missed.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Sympathy and prayers for the family and friends. He will be greatly missed
My sympathy to you and your family, I went to school with Chuck, He was always willing to help anyone, Keeping you all in my prayers,
When I think of Chuck, I think of a nice guy who was full of fun! He was a good guy in school and good guys don’t change…, that’s how I will remember Chuck! Love and prayers to all especially you Chuck old friend from high school. See you in heaven! God Bless, Tina Livingston
I can think of no other person who wore a smile quite like you. You were a friend to all and will be remembered forever. Condolences to your loved ones.
Such a big loss for his friends and loved ones. I went to high school with Chuck and fondly recall many years of friendship. He was such a wonderful example of what it means to be a great person. Rest in Peace, friend.
Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss, he was a sweetheart, Bonnie Stabryla
This man is the type of person we should all strive to emulate. Always uplifting, always positive, always showing God’s love to everyone he encountered. Our sympathy and prayers ( and a tear or two) go out to all who love Chuck.
Chuck you were a good person. It was a honor to call you my friend always smiling
.never complained God bless you brother
Chuck was a great guy. I enjoyed his posts online. He was always so positive and uplifting and a man of God. I will miss him dearly. He was one of the bright lights in this world. Rest easy Chuck. Thoughts and prayers for his family.
R. I.P. My friend ???
He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Blessings to you all for the love and care you gave him. Thoughts and prayers to you all
Chuck will be in our hearts and memories forever. Wishing the family and friends strength and peace during this difficult time. Rest In Peace, my friend
Sorry for loss.
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during your time of mourning. Rest In Peace Chuck
We lost another West End childhood treasure. One of the all time nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to have known. Will always remember showing him how to grip a curveball as kids. R.I.P. my friend.
I will always remember Chuck as a kind, sweet, fun-loving classmate and friend. I wish his family and friends God’s abundant peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
you have my deepest sympathy. I worked with him at shop and save many years ago and I remember him as a kind gentle man may he R.I.P.
Brenda , So Sorry For Your Loss Chuck Will Always Be With You .❤️?❤️. He Will Live In The Hearts and Minds Of All That Were Lucky Enough To Have Know Him. He Will Be Ready To Walk You Home When Your Path on Earth ? Is Done . I’m Praying For All Of You and Your Family . ?❤️?❤️?
To the Crawley family I’m so sorry for your lose.Chuck was a very good friend. A very special and a kind person. Say hello to my brother DJ in heaven Chuckie you will be missed. Mun
This one hurts man! You were truly a good man. I will always remember you from our softball days from New Castle to Ellwood. You will never be forgotten ever. Thank you for being you and always having a smile on your face. Please God keep his family close to You and hope they keep the WONDERFUL memories of him close through the days ahead.
Kevin L. Hamilton
Sending prayers and wishes to the family of Chuck He is a great man and will be sorely missed Buy a lot of people in the community Sad to see him go.
Rest in peace Chuck Keep swinging for the fences!
I will miss Chuck and his kind happy ways.. all his devotion to all he came in contact with. You will be missed by me as well as many others .Ride high with God Chuck !!! A great man to all that had the privilege of calling my friend ❤
Cheryl and I want you and your family to accept our condolences and apologies for not being there for you please forgive us. The older you get the more you need reminded of things. We love you so dearly and would never do anything intentionally to hurt you. God bless Chuck’s soul. We Love you
Thank you guys so much… We love you all.
We all loved Chuck he was a great guy and an even greater person. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND