Robert G. "Bob" Crawford(1932 - 2013)

Robert G. Crawford "Bob"

Age 81, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, formerly of Rosemont, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. Mr. Crawford was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 6, 1932, son of the late Edgar and Clara (Gallupe) Crawford. He was also predeceased by a brother Edgar Crawford and sister Janet Ryan.

After his service in the US Air Force, Mr. Crawford spent a life long career as a dedicated public servant serving as a Police Officer with the Radnor Township Police Department. He also worked at Sears in King of Prussia before and after his retirement from police service on a part-time basis. Mr. Crawford was faithful parishioner to St. Edmond Catholic Church where he served as usher. He was also a member of the VFW in Rehoboth Beach where he enjoyed the company of his friends.

Since his early childhood years he and his family went to the beach area where he finally was able to retire to on a full time basis. Nearly every day he could be found on the beach enjoying the sights and sounds of the shore. He was an active golf and tennis player and especially enjoyed his friends at the Marsh Island Golf Course. In his spare time, reading history books and detective stories were of great interest to him. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 55 years, Christine, who was the love of his life, brought him great joy. He would do anything to be with her and they very much liked biking, taking walks, traveling and crabbing- just because she loved to eat them.

He is survived by his wife Christine Ballone Crawford; one son Robert A. Crawford and wife Robin of Villanova, PA and one daughter Diane M. Amedei and husband Tony of Naperville, IL and six grandchildren, Alyssa, Lindsay, Anthony, Kara, Molly and Nicole.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Edmonds Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE where friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. Burial with military honors will be on Friday June 28, 2013 at 11 AM at the St. Augustine Cemetery, 202 DeKalb Pike, Montgomery Township, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to the Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Beebe Medical Foundation, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958

Arrangements are by Parsell Funeral Homes, Lewes, DE

Please visit Mr. Crawford's Life Memorial and sign the online guest registry at

Funeral Home

Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium
16961 Kings Highway Lewes, DE 19958

Published in The News Journal on June 26, 2013