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POQUOSON - Ronald Charles Crawford, 78, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and longtime Poquoson resident, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He worked at NASA Langley as a Computer Systems Analyst & Manager before retiring and then worked 10 years as a realtor for Coldwell Banker. He served in the U. S. Air Force; was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hampton; volunteered throughout the community in many organizations helping senior citizens and people in need; and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Phoebe and Charles P. Crawford; and sister, Jean Strang.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty M. Crawford; his daughter, Charity Gavaza and her daughters, Kristin and Kaitlyn; his son, Brad Crawford, and wife, Julie, and their daughter, Adrienne, all of Poquoson; and two sisters, Dolly Eckwert of Indianapolis, Ind., and Helen Swenson of Nevada.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Villas Clubhouse, 100 Villa Dr., Poquoson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arthur C. Pedersen, followed by military honors. A reception will follow at the church. Burial will be in Pittsburgh at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com.
Claytor Rollins Funeral Home & Crematory, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in Daily Press from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2012
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