ALLEGANY - Dennis A. Crawford, 60, of 18 Pine St., Allegany, passed away Sunday (July 7, 2013) at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a lengthy illness.
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Born on May 24, 1953, in Olean, he was a son of Joseph and Margaretta Smith Crawford. On July 21, 1973, at St. Bonaventure Church, he married the former Nancy A. Karl, who survives.
Mr. Crawford was a graduate of the Allegany Central School class of 1972.
He had worked for Work and Silvis Construction Co., Lane Construction and Kessel Construction before going to work for the Cattaraugus County Highway Department, retiring May 31, 2008, after 32 years of service.
Dennis was a member of St. Bonaventure Church.
He enjoyed fishing hunting, sports and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his father and stepmother, Joseph and June Crawford of Allegany, he is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Crawford of Allegany; two daughters, Tammy (James) Stayer of Allegany and Jamie (James) Gold of Elmira; his grandchildren, Amber, Daniel and Elizabeth Stayer and Noah and Lyndsey Gold; nine brothers, Tim Crawford, Michael (Carolyn) Crawford of Texas, Gary (Charlene) Crawford of Louisiana, Joseph (Cindy) Crawford of Pennsylvania, Greg Crawford of Olean, Jim (Cynthia) Crawford of Olean, Jerry (Karen) Crawford of Allegany, Chris (Kathy) Crawford of Williamsville and Ernest (Carol) Hall of Albany; three sisters, Pam Foster of Olean, Liz Bean of Olean and Deb (Pete) Stokes of Great Valley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Margaretta; and brother-in-law, Mike Bean.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 Route 417 West, Olean. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 12, 2013) at St. Bonaventure Church. The Rev. James Vacco will be the celebrant.
Memorials may be made to the Harbor House, 89 Rossiter Road, Rochester, NY 14620; or to the Allegany EMS Service, 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706.
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald from July 8 to July 9, 2013