Just wanted to say I miss you. Still hard to believe you are not with us. Father's day is approaching and as I much as I know I will have fun with the girls it will be bittersweet.
I went to school with Sid in Monroe, Wa. Although I didn't know him well it is always sad to lose an member of an elite graduating class. Blessings.
Karen L Curtis
You will be missed but never forgotten. CLASS OF 1965
Sid was the very first attorney I attended a mediation with when I became an adjuster with State Farm in Sebring out of college in 1992. He was my favorite lawyer in the business. A true gentleman and professional. My prayers go out to his wife and family. Rest in peace, Jim.
I just learned of Sid's passing talking to another defense attorney outside a hearing room a couple of days ago and was shocked and saddened. Of course we both agreed that Sid was a great and honorable trial lawyer who always had time to lend help and advice. You will be greatly missed my friend.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, friends and family. I worked for Sid as his receptionist for 12 yrs. and loved every minute. He was my brother-in-law, friend and boss. I know my sister, Beckie, will miss him, but he is in a far better place...with the Lord and is no longer in pain. Bec, I am praying for you. We serve a Strong and Mighty God. You will see Sid again in his new body and will he will be smiling!!
I think all the things I woulda said have been said but from your little brother ,I thank you for your sense of urgency and the willingness to carry it out. I think that in my case has been a Godsend!
I had the pleasure of working with Sid. He handled many Allstate cases with me. Very nice man and great attorney. He will be missed.
Dee Lewis Irving, TX
Hi, I'm gonna miss you so much Sid and as so many have mentioned your gentleness and intuitive side may have very well kept me sane as a child during those times you took me with you in New York(and many other times) and as the years passed I never ever felt judged by you just your little brother ....Much love to You,
Your little brother Billy
I am so saddened to hear of Sid's passing. My heartfelt sympathies and feelings to his family, friends and co-workers. I worked as an expert on Sid's cases over several years and had nothing but the highest respect for him.
Glenn Larrabee, Sarasota, Florida
I had the pleasure of knowing Sid for the past 25+ years. No matter when I called Sid, he was always happy to spend time talking and giving advice. We have lost a very good lawyer and a very good man.
Beckie I didn't know Sid very well but what I do know is that he was a kind and giving man who blessed my brother and father ( and their families) along with your love as well Beckie. My heart is so very sad for you but I know the hope you have in seeing Sid one day will sustain you till you meet in eternity. Much love to you! Chris Wong ( palm desert , California)
I am so sad we lost such a special person. I had the pleasure of working with Sid and his wonderful staff of "Angels". Beckie, Lisa,Joanne and Amy. I am praying for all of you and sending hugs.
So long Sid. I'll always remember you as "59." Platoon Leader, B company, 3rd/8th 4th Division, Republic of Vietnam. A great soldier, a comrade and a friend. Thanks for your tenacity in locating Ron, Terry, Dean and me a couple years ago. What a pleasant surprise. Save a spot for me around the campfire in heaven and don't open the last can of peaches and pound cake until we all get there. Rest assured, I will not forget you.
Sid was truly a great man and mentor. No matter how busy he may have been he would always take time to mentor me and others. My life is better because he took time for me.
Sid will be missed by all. He was the consummate trial lawyer and it was a pleasure to have him as an adversary. Thank you, Sid, for the memories and, of course, the fishing advice. Godspeed,Sid
met Sid in the early 1960's when the Crawford clan moved to Monroe, Wash. Being in the same class and neighbors we shared many experiences and a few girls were fought over. We saw each other after our service was done and then tried to keep in touch as best we could. but whenever we did get together it was like we just saw each other the day before, that's special! We had not gotten together for 20 years or more when visited he and Beck, as I walked to the door to meet them he hollered out my God you still got hair, and it started all over again. I will miss Sidney Malcom Crawford the third Esq. his moniker in highschool. I love you like a brother Sid but I still ain't root"n for FSU. Love Rick
I will truly miss my good and longtime friend. We reconnected (as a result of Sid's persistent efforts) more than 40 years after our time in Vietnam together and it was a great gift for us to spend some little time with Sid and Beckie. Our condolences go out to all who knew and loved him; our thoughts are with his family and many friends now and ever.
Grant: Thinking of you and your family in the loss of your Dad. I have no doubt that your memories will help get you through this. Your family is in my prayers.
Some may think it's odd that your wife would sign your guest book, but that's okay. You always loved me and the unexpectedness I brought to our lives. You particularly loved teasing me about the first time you heard me say "superfluous" many years ago and never ceased to enjoy telling others how that made you laugh. I always had to stop and think before I said that word again. LOL. Little things that are not significant to anyone else are part of who you and I were together and are memories we will forever share. I never figured out how I earned the nickname "Poot" but it was your term of endearment, and will be forever cherished.
I loved to see you in action at trial. By the time you tried a case, you knew the file backwards and forwards. Once you read something, you never forgot it. Your memory amazed me. Many times I remember watching the jury lean in close to hear what you were saying as you captivated them with your words. It's no wonder I fell in love with your mind.
Having worked together since 1979, over the years we were together 24/7 and while others might need a break from their spouse, you never tired of being with me. I loved you for that, among many other things. We've had many wonderful memories over the last 28 years that will be forever cherished.
I know you looked down and smiled when I brought Bailey and Buddy to see you at GM on Tuesday so they could give you one last "lick" and say goodbye. They didn't understand why you were gone and kept watching the door expecting you to come home any minute. Although you always said you wanted a "real" dog and not some little 5 lb yapper, Bailey somehow stole your heart and became your Princess. She would follow you around the house every chance she got and was content to lay by your side when you were napping. I know you'll be watching as she continues to chase golf balls and jumps in the air to catch them as if they were frisbees. Mork & Mindy miss you too but as they are both more mature, I think they knew you wouldn't be coming home.
I've heard many "war" stories over the years, and never tired of listening to you tell about your many experiences in Vietnam and in the courtroom. Others were captivated as well and many encouraged you to write a book, but it never happened.
Over the last 4 years as you reconnected with some of your Vietnam brothers after 42 years, I watched your emotion come to the surface and overflow. Only someone who was there can understand what it was like, but you brought it alive through the hundreds and hundreds of emails to your brothers that I typed for you. I now have a better understanding and a new appreciation for the sacrifices made by those in the military. I also have new friends who love me because they loved you. Thank you, brothers, for accepting me because I am part of Sid's life.
Babe, I bet you're sharing stories even now and can only imagine that I have a staring role in your anecdotes. I know my brother, Tim, gave you a story all his own when he let go of that expensive fishing pole that day you told him to let go. That's just what he did, even though you didn't mean it literally, but it does make for a great story, didn't it?
My heart is broken that you are gone, but I have the assurance that I will see you again when I join you in Heaven one day. I love you Babe. Until then,Poot.
Being a Brother- in- Arms to Sidney M Crawford, I feel that every day we have had since returning home, fromVietnam, has been a gift from God. Deepest condolances to his family, and Old soldier, "stand down," Your mission has been complete. Go, Rest In Peace!
Sid will be missed. I've had the privilege of knowing Sid for over 23 years. He will always be remembered through memories of good times we had in and out of the courtroom. My prayers go out to the family for their loss.
Sid was a great man who was loved and adored by many. His memory will live on forever in the hearts of those who knew him. My condolences and prayers go out to the Crawford family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Sid was an outstanding individual. He certainly had a way with words. He will be greatly missed by all. My heart goes out the Beckie and his children. May you find peace.
It was an honor to know and work with Sid for the last 25 years. My thoughts and prayers are with Beckie and the rest of his family. You will be truly missed.
Sid was an excellent attorney and an outstanding family man. He had a way of making folks feel at ease even during the toughest circumstances. You will be greatly missed.
To Beckie and Ben and family,
I was very sad to hear about Sid's death. Because of the nature of our work, he was usually my opponent, but that did not stop him from being a super guy who always treated me with dignity and integrity, not to mention humor! (I will always remember him and David Kaylor and Bob Grode calling me Mr. Doyle, Moyle, Hoyle or Boyle. I think Sid got a great kick out of that!) He will certainly be missed and please accept my sincerest condolences.
I did work for Sid for over 10 years. He was such a generous man who was passionate about finding and upholding truth. Lakeland has lost a wonderful attorney. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Beckie.
I had many enjoyable occasions to be with Sid, as co-counsel, opposing counsel, mediator, judge and fellow- fisherman. He was such a good and fair lawyer and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Beckie and his family.
I did not get to work with Sid until recently but his reputation certainly preceded him. I very much enjoyed my conversations with him and he was truly a brilliant lawyer. All of us at Boyd Jenerette send our condolences to the family.
Sid showed all how to be tenacious, and still a gentleman in his practice. I admired him a lot, and I will miss him greatly.
How do I say goodbye to my first friend and first playmate? I admired you so much and was so proud of everything that you did. You were my hero and confidant. I'll never forget sitting in your mom's car in the driveway listening to the radio and talking over all of the serious issues of being 13 or the summer we lived in sailor hats that Granddaddy brought home to us. I think that was the year that we tore the green bananas off the tree down at the lake and the man came and told Grandma on us! No matter how much we both moved around we always found ourselves back in school together. You breezed through Algebra and couldn't for the life of you understand why I didn't get it. The only time that I can ever remember being jealous of you was not for your brilliant mind but because Granddaddy took you to the rodeo and the races but I was only a girl and didn't get invited. I will miss our annual conversation on your birthday when I got to remind you that I was still the oldest grandchild. Let's face it, I'll just miss you and knowing that you are only a phone call away. I love you Sid and life will never be the same without you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Crawford family.
Sid and I fought it out in court many times. He was (as I told him many times) the Dean of the Defense Bar. Regardless of what happened in the courtroom, we always walked away as friends. A great trial lawyer who will be missed.
I enjoyed talking to Sid at mediations.He always spoke to about his family and grandchildren.You knew he loved his family.So sorry for your loss,He will be missed by all of us at Allstate
Sid will be greatly missed. He was a brilliant man, and a skilled surgeon in his craft. He will be greatly missed. Praying for his soul and that his family finds comfort and peace in their hearts and minds.
When I started with Fl Farm Bureau in 1982, Sid was our defense attorney. We handled many cases together and Sid taught a new adjuster how a suit should be handled. Sid was an excellent attorney. When he opened the Sebring office I got to know Beckie. My thoughts and prayers are with Beckie and his family.
I worked with Sid for over 30 yrs at Allstate. He was a damn good lawyer and even better person. We will all miss him very much. RIP Sid. You made a huge difference!
Sid - You influenced many, and were influnced by few. Your challenging conversations will be cherrished forever. Your eloquant way of putting the most difficult arguments together with ease and perfection will be missed the most by many who loved you and infinately by those who loved to hate you. The heavens truly will have a wonderful guardian.
To the Freinds/Family : At this time of sorrow, may you find comfort in your memories and give you peace.
I (we all) will miss you Sid
Sid will surely be missed by many of us.
Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We will miss his humor, his legal analytical mind and his friendship.
What a man of integrity. I had worked with Sid on insurance matters for many years. He will be greatly missed.
Sid was a valued partenr for Allstate and our Insureds for many years. He was truly a pleasure to work with. He will ge greatly missed by all. It was an honor to work with him.
I worked for and later with Sid for four years. I couldn't have started my own practice without him. He was the smartest person I ever met. He taught me how to be a better lawyer, a better father and a better man.
My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful wife Beckie and his two sons, Grant and Ben.
I will miss picking up the phone to ask him a legal question that I probably could have figured out myself, but I was mainly just looking for an excuse to call him.
He did so much for me and for many others who were part of his extended family.
" you will be missed by family and friends, but your legend will continue thru your sons and family , will see you later."
Sid was one of the very few lawyers I liked and admired. I always wanted to be like him when I grew up. Vaya con Dios compadre.
You will be missed by many. My prayers are with your family.
I cannot express enough how much you were loved and how much you will be missed. You were truly one in a million.