CRANE - James Donald "J.D." "Don" Saturday, June 28, 2014, at age 92, while travelling. Mr. Crane was born in Windham Township, Ontario, Canada on August 5, 1921 to Ambrose and Lena (Gould) Crane. His family relocated to New York State when he was a child. He married the late Mary Doyle in 1941. Mr. Crane was a long-standing, prominent local businessman, a philanthropist and a WWII Veteran. Mr. Crane is survived by three children, James (Kris) Crane, Jr., Carole (Dennis) Saffrin and Colleen Crane. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Paul (Melissa) Saffrin and Mary (Brian) Kot; five great-grandchildren and his long-time companion Estelle Catherine Baron. The family will be present on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8440 Main Street, Clarence, NY where prayers will be said on Monday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church at 10 AM. Burial will be held at St. Matthew Cemetery immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Hope for Tomorrow Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project. Please share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
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Amigone Funeral Home - Harris Hill Chapel
8440 Main Street Clarence, NY 14221
Published in the Buffalo News from July 3 to July 4, 2014