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'Together Again'Robert Jackson Crawford
Age 89, formerly of Greentown, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2013. "Jack" spent his last day surrounded by his loving family including all six of his grandchildren. Born in Waynesburg, Pa. Jack was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was a decorated gunner in a Tank Destroyer Battalion for Patton's Third Army during World War II and enjoyed the publicity he received after being featured in the local paper's World War II Veterans series. After returning to Pennsylvania Jack worked in the coal mines while caring for his ill mother. He also met and married the love of his life, Roebelle on Aug. 16, 1957. After relocating to Ohio the couple eventually ended up in Greentown where they raised two daughters and were active members of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Uniontown. Jack, always a "people person" worked for Holgrens and then Reiter Dairy as a milkman and later in the plant until his retirement in 1986. In 2012 Jack and Roebelle became residents of the St. Luke Lutheran Community.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Roebelle less than two months ago and his daughter, Jamie Caley. Jack leaves behind his daughter, Jill (Mark) Collins with whom he had a special bond like no other. Jack was extra special to Jill, he was her best buddy six grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Aller, Andrea (Gus) Cuerbo, Michael (Selena) Rossetti, Megan (Dave) Snyder, Aaron Caley and Andrew Caley; four great-grandchildren, Hanah and Codie Cuerbo, Addison Snyder and Olivia Aller. He looked forward to their visits. Over the holidays he described watching the little girls playing as "as him having had more fun than a barrel of monkeys." Jack was caring, kind, loving and a compassionate Christian. His family's special thoughts and prayers go to Jack's roommate and special friend, Dennis Day.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW). Pastor Harold Bradley will lead the funeral service Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel. Internment will immediately follow at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website
Published in The Repository from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013