BISBEE, Ariz. - Charles Crockett, 87, died peacefully on Friday (April 26, 2013) in Bisbee.
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He was born in 1925 in Medina, N.Y., to Scottish immigrants Annie and John Crockett. For 62 years, he was married to Del C. Decker Crockett, who survives.
Charlie served in World War II, later graduated from the University of Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Law and was a member of the New York State Bar Association. After employment by the state of New York in Albany, he served as estate planning officer for Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. in Buffalo. He and his family moved to Bradford, Pa., in 1962, where he was employed as a trust officer and later vice president of Bradford National Bank. His next and last employment was in Smethport, Pa., with Hamlin Bank and Trust Co. After 17 years serving as trust officer and vice president, and secretary of the board of directors for Hamlin Bank, he retired to his beloved farm nine miles south of Smethport.
Charlie was very active in community affairs and received many accolades. Among other honors he was a Jaycee Senator, received a Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America, and was a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club. He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge, McKean Lodge No. 388, and served for 20 years as chairman of the McKean County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
In 2001, he and his wife moved to Bisbee, where they enjoyed many new friends and the warmer climate.
Surviving in addition to his wife and three children, John (Diane), Janeen (Roy), and Glenn (Linda), and two grandchildren, Edward and Beth.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no funeral or viewing. His family will pay tribute in a private service.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to an institution of the donor's choice. Local arrangements were entrusted to Alex Espinosa Bisbee Funeral Home, 1094-Hwy 92, Bisbee, AZ 85603.
Published in The Bradford Era from May 4 to May 10, 2013