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Arthur F. Crum Jr.

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Arthur F. Crum Jr. Col. USAF(Ret) July 17, 1934-Nov 12, 2012 Art Crum Jr. passed away at home on November 12th, 2012 of natural causes. The second of three children born to Arthur F. Crum Sr. and Margaret Crum, Art was born and raised in Crafton, Pa, a borough of Pittsburgh. In what he considered the luckiest day of his life, he met his future bride, Nancy Blaha, during his freshman year of high school. Together they attended Penn State University and were married December 15th, 1956. The next 30 years they traveled the world as Art proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Along the way they had four children, Art III, Ed, Julie, and Erin. After retiring in Austin in 1986, he enjoyed playing golf, rooting for the Steelers and Nittany Lions, as well as traveling with Nancy. His greatest passion later in life were his six grandchildren, who adored him. He was a dedicated member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church and derived much comfort from his faith. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie. Art is survived by his beloved wife Nancy; sons Art III and Ed; daughter Erin; sisters Joan and Chris; and six grandchildren. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening, on Thursday, the 15th of November 2012, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. A Rosary will be recited at seven o'clock that evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at one o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 16th of November, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 4311 Small Rd, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow in Austin Memorial Park under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 15, 2012
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