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Crawford, Alfred E. P.E. Alfred E. Crawford died on January 22, 2011 at the age of 87. Born on February 1, 1923 in New Orleans, LA, he was the second of four children of the late Robert C. Crawford and Yvette Cadieux Crawford. The family moved to Webster Groves in his early years. Al graduated from Webster High School in 1941. After one semester at Washington University he enlisted in the Army Air Corp in May, 1942 during World War II. After 3 1/2 years of active duty he was honorably discharged on December, 1945. After two years in the ready reserve he completed a 3 year enlistment in the 131st Fighter Wing of the Missouri Air National Guard. During this period of time he studied Engineering at University College at Washington University. In August, 1950 he married Irma Borgers, his loving wife of 60 years. This union produced a devoted daughter Barbara, who married Morris Buenemann and had two precious grandchildren, Allison and Eric, who are the joy of their Grandpa's life. Al is also survived by a sister Yvette and a brother Howard in addition to many brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews and friends. In 1954 Al was licensed by the State of Missouri as a Registered Professional Engineer and worked for Sverdrup & Parcel and Fruin Colnon Contracting Co. In 1955 Al and Dick Witte formed a consulting engineering company, Crawford & Witte, Inc., which specialized in health care facilities. The firm designed the mechanical systems for many hospitals in Missouri and the Midwest. Al belonged to the following professional societies: MSPE, ASHRAE and ACEC. Special thanks to Dr. Jorge Alegre for many years of compassionate care. Services: A celebration of Al's life will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at ORTMANN STIPANOVICH Funeral Home at 12444 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m., and a memorial service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America are appreciated.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 26, 2011
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