Crawford, Hugh H.
December 17, 1924 - October 25, 2009
Hugh Howard Crawford, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at his home in Palm Springs, CA. Born on December 17, 1924, in Somerville,TN, he was the youngest of seven children born to Dr. John K. and Mrs. Ellen Rhea Crawford. In 1969, he opened his practice in Orange County, CA, where he practiced until his retirement in 1996. Dr. Crawford was a pioneer in hand trauma and reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Crawford served as a field surgeon with the Marine Corps during the Korean War
and volunteered for two civilian tours of duty in Vietnam, caring for wounded soldiers.
Hugh is survived by his partner of 25 years, Patrick Daltroff, his sister Mary Young of St. Petersburg, FL, sister-in-law Jean Crawford of Nashville TN, nephews John Crawford Winfrey, Jimmy Crawford, Jim Young and Oscar Noel, nieces Conne Bellet, Kathy Stauffer, Jeannie Lee , Janie Sellick, Susan Crawford Wilkinson, Adelicia Leeper and Lattie Brown, as well as an extended family of great nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack and JT, and sisters Frances, Louise, and Eleanor.
Visitation will be on Friday, October 30, 2009, from 6pm to 8pm at Peebles Funeral Home in Somerville. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 11:00 am, followed by burial services at the cemetery.