Jacob A. Crellin Jr.

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Crellin, Jacob A. Jr



Jacob A. Crellin Jr. (Jake) was born May 10, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA to his parents, Jacob A. Crellin Sr. and Esther Klotz Sutherland.

Jake grew up in Pennsylvania and was inducted into the Army in July 1955. He served honorably and was discharged in April 1957.

Jake found his true calling in the news industry and was a news anchorman in several cities.

Jake moved to Albuquerque in 1990. In 1992 he met his life partner Claire J. Schwebke and they were together for almost 25 years.

Jake also enjoyed working as an extra in the movie industry all around New Mexico and was in such movies like "Beerfest" and "The Lone Ranger".

Jake passed away at his home in Albuquerque on April 24, 2017 and was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his life partner Claire J. Schwebke; his daughters Jada Ahern and Jennifer O'Brien along with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jake's final resting place will be with his mother in the W.C. Sutherland Mausoleum at the West Pittston Cemetery in West Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 14, 2017