ELDRED - Richard E. "Rich" Crowe, 55, of Prentisvale Road, passed away Thursday (April 21, 2016) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a long, courageous battle with kidney cancer.
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Born April 14, 1961, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Thomas D. Crowe Sr. On Nov. 21, 1986, in Eldred, he married Laura Ann Green, who survives.
Rich was a 1979 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. He had resided in Prentisvale for almost 30 years.
Mr. Crowe was employed as a vehicle mechanic for several garages in the area, including Wally's Tire Sales in Roulette for 18 years and along with his brother Chuck at Crowe's Auto in Eldred. He also worked in the local oil fields and later as a truck driver supervisor for Northern Tier Inc. in Aiken for 11 years prior to retiring in 2015 due to his health.
He was a lifetime member of the Eldred Township Fire Department and served as first assistant chief for several years, he was also a past member of the Seneca Highlands Snowmobile Club.
Rich loved hunting and fishing, following NASCAR, camping, as well as riding snowmobiles and four-wheelers and playing cards. He really loved spending time with his granddaughter, Remy, and his family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Crystal (Justin) McDivitt of Duke Center and Amanda (Kevin Robbins) Crowe of Olean, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Remy McDivitt; three brothers, Thomas (Sue) Crowe of Kane, David (Tina) Crowe of Eldred and Charles Crowe of Eldred; as well as two sisters, Cindy (Bob) Crowe of Smethport and Delann Crowe of Eldred.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2004; a brother, Dale Meacham Jr. in 2012; and two sisters, Kimberly Crowe in 1966 and Mary Powell in 2006.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
at 310 Packetts Landing, Fairport, N.Y. 14450.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 25 to May 2, 2016