Francis Charles Urbon Crovetti
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Penn Yan, NY
Francis "Fran" Charles Urbon Crovetti, of Penn Yan, NY., passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014 in Garden City, SC., following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Fran was born in Philadelphia, PA., on January 20, 1943, son of the late Francis William Crovetti and Helen Eva Urbon Crovetti.
He is survived by his wife Catherine; daughter Rayne Christine of Washington Township, NJ; son Tighe Christian (Tisha) of Collegeville, PA., and their mother, Carol Buffone. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Ethan Francis and Serena Grace; brother, Michael James of Henderson, NV., and sister, Donna Marie Taylor (Peter) of Hopkinton, NH.
Fran was raised in Pennsauken, NJ., and graduated from Drexel University in 1965. He performed graduate studies at Adelphi University and at the College of William and Mary. He served in the US Navy and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Fran then worked as a professional fundraiser for over 30 years, retiring in 2009. Fran loved spending time with family, friends, and having lived on a golf course, played his favorite game often.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be scheduled at a later time in New Jersey. Condolences may be made at: www.burroughsfh.com. The Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.
Burroughs Funeral Home
3558 Old Kings Hwy Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Published in Courier-Post on Mar. 29, 2014