Michael F. CROWE(1942 - 2012)


Michael F., Newark CA. Survived by his beloved husband Dan Jepson, dear son of the late Thomas and Pauline Crowe, dearest brother of Mary Davidson ( late George), Kathleen (Ronald) Sonderman, Caroline (Donald) Lemmink, and Mary (Peter) Rebold. Devoted uncle to numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and great-great nephews and niece. Michael was born in Cincinnati, graduated from Elder High School and received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from UC. He was retired from the Department of the Interior National Park Service where he was coordinator of the National Historic Landmark Program, Federal Property Transfer Program and Historic Preservation Fund Grant Program. He was the founder in 1981 and former President of the Art Deco Society of California. He served as President of the California Preservation Foundation, President of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board of the city of San Francisco, and served on the board of the Oakland Heritage Alliance. He was known throughout the country for his work on historic preservation and extensive knowledge of Art Deco architecture and design. He presented at conferences across the US on both subjects. He was the author of the books Deco by The Bay about the Art Deco architecture of San Francisco and San Francisco Art Deco with Robert Bowen. Michael nominated the Cincinnati Union Terminal to the National Trust for Historic Preservation thus saving it from the wrecking ball so that we know it as the museum it is today. Died October 26, 2012, age 70. Memorial gathering Sunday November 11th at 2PM with service at 3PM at Rebold,Rosenacker and Sexton Funeral Home 3700 Glenmore Ave, Cincinnati, OH Memorials to the Art Deco Society of California 100 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 or online at www.artdecosociety.org to the Michael Crowe tribute fund. Condolences may be left online at www.rebold.com
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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012