NEWTON - Linn R. Crawn, 61, of Newton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Born in Newton, Linn was a lifelong resident. Son of the late Clarkson L. "Bud" Crawn and Lillian M. (Sliker) Crawn, he was a 1969 graduate of Newton High School. Linn also attended the Bordentown Military Institute and was a graduate of William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mr. Crawn worked as a mason for Bob Poe Masonry for 15 years. For the past 32 years, Mr. Crawn was a dedicated assistant wrestling coach for Kittatinny Regional High School. A passionate and gifted athlete, Linn was an inductee of both the Sussex County Sports and William Penn University Halls of Fame; he was a three letter star athlete in high school, where he played football, baseball and wrestled. He also was the NAIA National Wrestling Champion of 1974. Linn was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also was a member of the Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity. Predeceased by his brother, Gary Crawn, in 1996, Linn is survived by his brothers, Doug Crawn of Montague and Larry and his wife, Rita, Crawn of Newton; and his sisters, Linda Crawn of Manahawkin, and Kathy J. Crawn Wattle and her husband, Louis, of Newton. He also is survived by his many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 13, from 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Linn R. Crawn Scholarship Fund, 77 Halsey Road, Newton, NJ 07860, att. John Gill. Online condolences may be offered at Iliff-Ruggierofuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 12, 2012