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Marion Lewis Crawford

Marion Lewis Crawford Obituary

Marion Lewis Crawford, 83, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Scranton, Pa., to the late John J. and Margaret Norton Lewis, Marion grew up in Scranton and graduated from Central High School. Marion graduated from Marywood College, where she played field hockey and basketball, then completed a Master of Science from SUNY Binghamton, N.Y.

Marion began teaching biology at Vestal High School where she met the love of her life, Ron, a physics teacher. Married in 1963, they started a family the following year.

Raising five children, Marion was an involved and supportive mother, adored by her husband and children. She was also a talented athlete, who became a professional racquetball instructor and nationally ranked player.

After Ron's retirement, they spent many wonderful years enjoying each other's company, playing golf, traveling and spending a great deal of time with their nine grandchildren in their roles as beloved Mum-Mum and Pop-Pop.

Following Ron's passing, Marion continued to support the New York State Senior Games by running their racquetball activities. She practiced Tai chi and enjoyed many Broadway shows. She closely followed the New York Mets, attending spring training and their World Series, and regularly traveled to Pittsburgh Steelers, Montreal Canadiens and Penn State football games. She also traveled to Paris, Jamaica, Scotland, Quebec, Colorado and more.

Marion is survived by her five children, Mark (Wendy) Crawford, Susan (Brad) Gruby, Ellen (Jasper) Crawford, Matthew (Angela) Crawford and Julie Ann (Dan) Crawford; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Connor, Joseph, Michael, Ryan, Laura, Kieran, Brendan and Camille; brother, John J. Lewis Jr.; sister, Sally Ann Lewis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ronald; brother, Robert C. Lewis; and daughter-in-law, Eileen K. Crawford.

Family will be receiving guests with viewing hours on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Eaton-Tubbs, 7191 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066. Private Mass services will be held on Saturday.

Donations may be made in Marion's name to the American Cancer Association.

For guestbook, please visit www.scheppfamily.com.


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