James Robert Crawford Chapin Twp. Age 71, died April 8, 2013 in Lansing. Born March 14, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jim graduated from Lansing St. Mary's High School in 1960, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Jim enjoyed IT systems management careers with Michigan State University, IBM, State of Michigan, and EDS, as well as starting several private enterprises. He loved his family, enjoyed the outdoors, cars and car racing, and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gladys Crawford; brothers, Charles and Thomas Crawford; grandson, Joshua Strunk; and nephew, Christopher Crawford. Surviving are daughters, Jamie (Andy) Strunk, and Jillayne Crawford, and grandchildren, Eddie, Amalia, Julianna Strunk and Lily Nickson. Also surviving are brother, Michael (Margaret) Crawford; nephew, Doug Crawford; sister, Karen Crawford; nephews, Rob, Nathaniel, Zachary Crawford and nieces, Debbie Crawford and Maria Morris. Services will be private. Memorial contributions honoring Jim may be made to Sparrow Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 14, 2013