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John Patrick Crawford M.D.


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John Patrick Crawford M.D. Obituary
Crawford, MD, John Patrick
1926 - 2018
John Patrick Crawford, MD, age 91, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Pat was born on June 4, 1926 and raised in Murray, Kentucky, son of the late Dr. F.E. and Margaret (Gaughan) Crawford. Also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Cherry (Moss) Crawford, and brother Edward Philip Crawford, MD. Pat attended Murray State University and the University of Louisville. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1949. While there, Pat was a member and President of the Phi Chi medical fraternity and between 1949-56 he completed both his internship and residency at Ohio State. During 1944-45 and 1950-52 Pat proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korea. He completed two combat tours in Korea and was an officer and surgeon with the 21st Surgical Team. Beginning in 1956 until 2010, Pat ran a private practice of surgery. He worked at the OSU Student Health Center for many years. During Pat's career, he was President of the Mt. Carmel Medical Staff, Mt. Carmel Department of Surgery, Columbus Surgical Society, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery for Mount Carmel Medical Center where he was honored as the Teacher of the Year. In Pat's spare time he enjoyed reading, geography, aviation history and was a big OSU Buckeye fan. Pat was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed summers at Chimney Corners Resort on Crystal Lake in Northern Michigan with family and friends. Above all else, what Pat loved most was spending time with his family and being a grandpa. He will be greatly missed by his loving children, Thomas Patrick (Jean) Crawford and Cynthia Crawford Hall; grandchildren, Daniel Patrick (Lauren) Crawford, Mark Thomas (fiancé, Danielle Ridgway) Crawford, Margaret Cherry Hall, and Patrick Steven Hall; and other extended family members and dear friends. Special thanks to home caregivers, Sue and Clara, and for the comfort and care received from physician colleagues and Mount Carmel West Palliative Care Team. Funeral services will be held at 12 P.M. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until time of service Saturday. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213-9924. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12, 2018
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