Robert A. Crawford Sr., 87, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his home.
Born in Philadelphia on Jan. 17, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Duncan Crawford. Robert was a graduate of Northeast High School, Philadelphia.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II
, serving in China. After the war, Robert attended Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Robert started out as a toolmaker and would finish his career as a sales engineer for Lemuel R. Lance Inc., Philadelphia, where he worked from 1968 until his retirement in 2001.
He has been a resident of the Back Mountain Area since 1963.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Irene Stevenson, Dallas; children, Susan Crawford, Washington, D.C.; Thomas Crawford, Woodbury, N.J.; Margaret Crawford duBell, Doylestown; Lisa Quetsch, Mantua, N.J.; Robert A. Crawford, Jr., Valencia, Calif.; grandchildren, Stirling Dubell, Robert A. Crawford III and Phoebe Dubell; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a future date to be announced.
The Crawford family wishes to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Mercy Center and the loyal caregivers for the care, kindness and support provided throughout Robert's illness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.