David Scott 'Scotty' Crawford
59, passed into glory Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was born in Portsmouth, Va. Jan. 27, 1953. He attended Mogadore schools, Akron U, Kent State and Stanford University. His entire mission in life was to help people and this he did through cancer research and research in other areas. If anyone needed a hand he was quick to respond. He excelled in everything he attempted, never accepting a 'Can't do'. As a biochemist, he held many patents and won acclaim in the U.S.A. and other countries. He was recognized in music, art, literature, technical writings and instruction manuals. He won medals in sports and body building. David was a pilot, a scuba and sky diver. He loved his four Great Dane dogs, Phylii, Shalee, Uno and Jessice, but his greatest joy was the forgiveness of sin and the gift of salvation from his Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. He fought a good long fight, he won the race. Now he is free from pain and with the One who died to give eternal life to all who believe.
Preceded in death by his father, William Crawford; and stepfather, Robert Bland. Scotty is survived by his wife, Sue; mother, Phyllis Bland; brother, Douglas (Patty) Crawford; sister, Nancy (Tom) Hohmann; sister-in-law, Shari (Tom) Schmitt; stepchildren, Tina (Tim) Henderson, Noella Benedum (Bill Dolly) and Crystal Jones; nephew, Andy; nieces, Valerie and Rachel, Annie (Mark) Darnellas, Sarah (Travis) Billups; grandchildren, Cory, Ashley, Anthony, Christina, Timothy, Daniel, Drew, Luke, Joshua, Tyler, Aine and Kayla; great-granddaughter, Chloe; many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, friends; especially Roy and Penny Hedrick and Michael Zane.
The family expresses sincere gratitude to longtime physician and friend, Frederick Marquinez, MD. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton 44203 with dear friend, Lee Wilkerson, officiating. Burial at Hillside Memorial Park. Calling hours Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his wife, Sue; in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Repository from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012