Preston C. Crowl, 87, of Westminster, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Westminster Ridge.
Born March 25, 1925, in Union Mills, he was the son of the late William and Eva Flickinger Crowl. He was the husband of Ethel L. Gesell Crowl, his wife of 65 years.
He served in the Navy during World War II
. He retired in 1988 from Carroll County Public Schools as a plumber. He was a member of St. Mary's United Church of Christ, the American Legion Post No. 31 and the VFW
Post No. 467. He enjoyed woodworking, attending auctions, playing cards and bingo, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Deborah Lynn Messinger and husband Charles, of Hanover, Pa., Cynthia Lou Crowl, of Owings Mills, and Thomas Allen Crowl and wife Dierdre, of Westminster; a sister, Betty Louise Lippy, of Westminster; a grandson, Cameron Thomas Crowl, of Westminster; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by siblings Ruth Feeser, Mary Blessing, Pauline Fritz, and Sterling, Benjamin, Leslie, Irvin, Guy, Chester and Norman Crowl.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Richard W. Scott officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Silver Run.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's United Church of Christ, 1441 E. Mayberry Road, Westminster, MD 21158.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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