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Harvey J. Crane Jr., 81, founder of Crane Cams, Inc., and a pioneer figure in the racing and performance automotive industry, passed away peacefully with family at his side on May 31, 2013. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 P.M at First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, 118 N. Palmetto Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Interment will follow at Daytona Memorial Park. A visitation will be held the night before on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 5:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M at Lohman Funeral Home Daytona, 1423 Bellevue Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, David Crane, Steven Crane, Mona Crane, Susan (Greg) Farris; grandchildren, Ryan and Zachary Crane, Holly Banos, Madelyn Farris; two great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Stormy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Maxine Crane and his 1st wife & mother of his children, Mildred Crane Hoisington. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, 4850 SW 52nd St. Davie, FL 33314. Arrangements are under the careful supervision of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona. Condolences are welcome and may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jun. 19, 2013.
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January 31, 2014
It has been forever since I've seen Uncle Harvey. I want to send my deepest condolences to the family!
Love; Dorene
Dorene Cook
June 20, 2013
Harvey Crane was a great machinist who build a great company which has an impeccable reputation as long as he was involved. His vision, skill and determination made a lot of people go really fast. My Best to David, Mona, Steven, and Susan.
Edward Neu
June 20, 2013
I was fortunate to have met and worked with Mr. Crane during my employment with Crane. It was a wonderful place to work as the atmosphere was employee friendly and Mr. Crane made his presence to all employees. He was a very fine man who was always candid on his views and opinions; you knew where you stood. I was with Crane till the end; 25 years as I felt a loyalty to Mr. Crane and his dream.
Nick Russ
June 19, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
June 19, 2013
Mike and I were lucky enough to meet while working at Crane Cams. I was hired in the computer room back in 1983, and I did the payroll. Mr. Crane was so very nice to me and I, being 22 years old, was in awe of him. He was so nice and made me feel at home in my new job. Mike also had a very respectful relationship with Mr. Crane and we will both remember him forever. He was an exceptional man.
June 19, 2013
Merrell Daugharty
June 19, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Cranes legend will continue for many more years to come. The racing Industry has lost another legend! My thoughts and prayers going out to all of the Crane Families!!
Laura Reed Baker
June 19, 2013
Harvey was a great man. Mike and I both send our sympathies to all his children David Steve Mona and Susan. Working at his company Crane Cams for many years was a great experience for us both. We are sorry for your loss. Take care Mike and JoAnn Barajas
Mike and JoAnn Barajas
June 19, 2013
To the Crane family:
My condolences for the loss of Harvey. It's beautiful that he was surrounded by his family to the end. May God's Word strengthen you during this difficult time. (Isa. 41:10,13)
T Crawford
June 19, 2013
I have several good stories about Mr.Crane which I will always cherish. I was very luck to have worked with him. I will always have high respect and high regards for him. He had a major impact on the racing industry and set standards that are still used today. God Bless the Crane Family.
Keith Cooper
June 19, 2013
Harvey was a great man who told it like it was. He called me a few weeks before he passed and during our conversation I asked him about his health and he said he was doing well so I was surprised to hear about his death. He will be missed.
Hector Melendez
June 19, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Pam Conner
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