CRAWFORD Henry E. Crawford, age 85, of Millertown Road, Bloomsburg, PA died on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Henry was born on May 12, 1926 in Mt. Pleasant Township, a son of the late George F. and Zelia (Kline) Crawford. Throughout his younger years, he attended the one room schools of Mt. Pleasant Township, and was a 1944 High School Graduate of the Bloomsburg High School. He graduated college from the Bloomsburg State College and received a Master's Degree from Bucknell University as well as a Sixth Year Degree in Advanced Educational Studies from Bridgeport University. He also did post-graduate work at Penn State. Henry was an educator for over forty years. He was a teacher, counselor and an assistant High School Principal at Hughesville High School for thirteen years. In 1961, he moved to Connecticut where he was a school administrator for 27 years. He also served as Head Master of Bacon Academy and taught at Central Connecticut University with the rank of Associate Professor. He enjoyed spending free time in his garden, traveling abroad as well as playing the organ. Surviving is his beloved wife, Grace Alberta (Funk) Crawford, celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 25, 2011; two sons: Arthur M. Crawford and wife, Diane (Gromotsky) Crawford of Milford, CT; and Dale R. Crawford and wife, Joan (Lyman) Crawford, of Williamsport; two grandchildren: Devin and Brandon Crawford; a brother: George B. Crawford and wife, Marjorie (Hendricks) Crawford of Bloomsburg and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister: Caroline (Crawford) Eckroth. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. at Canby Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg, PA.The Immediate family members will provide flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Henry E. Crawford Scholarship Fund, c/o Stratford High School, 45 N. Parade, Stratford, CT 06497. For those unable to personally attend, online condolences are available at Allen-FuneralHome.com.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Oct. 5, 2011