JAMES "SATCH" CRAWFORD Jr.
JAMES "SATCH" CRAWFORD JR., 73, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, in Fort Wayne. Born in Grindstone, Pa., he retired in 1998 as the Captain of Internal Affairs with Fort Wayne Police Department after serving the city for 25 years. He attended IPFW and was a member of Fraternal Order of Police and Fellowship Missionary Church. Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Crawford of Fort Wayne; children, James (Karen) Crawford III of Spencerville, Gordon (Toni) Crawford of Louisville, Ky., Nathanial (Catherine) Crawford of Fort Wayne, Ethan Birch of Columbia City, and Candice (Charles) Hall of Fort Wayne; stepdaughters, Denise (Warren) Scarbrough of Mississippi and Dyan Brittain of Fort Wayne; stepson, Robert (Megan) Weddell of Fort Wayne; 28 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Eleanor (Kenneth) Williamson of Warren, Ohio, Carmaine Rice and Alexine Evans, both of Meadville, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and five sisters. At Jim's request there will be no viewing, visitation or services. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com
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Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 9, 2010.
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Rosalie and Family,

We just heard about Jim's passing. We are so very sorry for you loss. Jim was a great guy and we both thought so much of him. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Sincerely,

Dave and Brenda Coleman
David Coleman
November 26, 2010
I was so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a wonderful person with a positive attitude and infectious smile, He made an impression on everyone he met.
I first met Jim when I was a teenager and he came into my life when I needed someone like him. For many years he was like a father I didn't have.
To his wife and family, you are in my prayers and may God guide you through this difficult period and know you will see him again. Everyone who had the opportunity to meet and know Jim were truly blessed.
Anne (Woodcox) Green
Anne (Woodcox) Green
November 18, 2010
I wish to extend to, the Crawford family, my deepest condolences.
I met Satch in early 1972 when I started working for the City. Thought he was a great guy.
Over the years we would cross paths. As the time passed, and through work more often than both may have cared to count.
After we both retired I would keep up on him and how things were going from your neighbor Mike.
May God bless.
Joe Pratt FWPD Ret.
Joe Pratt
November 17, 2010
To the Crawford Family my deepest condolences. Satch was a great guy. I met him at the downtown YMCA after arriving in Fort Wayne in 1964. He also had encouraging words to say.
Ronald Johnson
November 14, 2010
To the Crawford Family: I'm so blessed to have met Cousin James at the family reunion in Detroit, Michigan. He was such a nice person. At the time my father was in the hospital battling cancer. To this day I've never forgotten his words of encouragement because I was having a really hard time coping. You all are in my prayers and if there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call. Sorry I couldn't be there today with my aunts, Cynthia & Petie to extend my condolences for such a well respected man.
Markita Harris
November 12, 2010
To the Crawford family. I am very sorry for your loss. In the end you will be with him again. Remember he smiles down on you, and is no longer in pain. Be strong for each other this is a hard time for all.
Michelle
November 11, 2010
One of the best times that I remember is when "Satch" would bring in his chocolate chip cookies. I always suspected he might have misrepresented who really made them, but they were delicious. :) He was a great man, with a wonderful heart. I will always remember his infectious smile and laugh. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Janet Westendorf
November 11, 2010
TO THE CHILDREN OF JAMES "SATCH" CRAWFORD JR. WE THE CHILDREN OF THE LATE REV. DR. CORNELIOUS E. AND LADY ELSIE M. WALKER, WISH TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY DURING THIS...YOUR TIME OF BEREAVEMENT. WE KNOW TO WELL THE PAIN THAT YOU ARE FEELING AT THIS TIME. BUT REST ASSURED THAT GOD KNOWS BEST! AND WHEN YOU ARE FEELING LONELY, HE WILL BE THERE TO COMFORT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. JIM, NAT, GORDON...BE STRONG. FOR WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING
JEANETTE-COURTNEY WALKER
November 10, 2010
Althought it's been many many years, I
can't help but remember your great
spirit of encouragement and kindness
to me as a 11 year old boy. I was
so awed and proud of you going from
work at the YMCA as a towelman to
detective at the Fort Wayne Police
Department. My prayers are with
your family and may you have found
peace with God.
Harry Cartwright
November 10, 2010
My deepest sympathy. I met Satch in 1979 when I went to work for the FWPD, and while I didn't get to see him as much as some of the officers he was my friend. The world seems a little more empty for his loss.

Larry Clark
Larry Clark
November 9, 2010
Sorry for you lost. Schawndolyn and I will never forget Jim.. We have so many good times with you all. Rosalie, we miss you as well. Purdue was a experience we will never forget. God has him now.. God Bless you and you family. Candie, God Bless you and your family.. Love Parnell,Schawndolyn and Family.
Parnell Smith
November 9, 2010
The Crawford Family
We will truly miss Satch. I worked with him for years at the ACPAO. We became good friends. I use to sew his buttons on his jacket when they were loose. We (Tom & I )visited him in the hospital when he had surgery. We were the ones who brought him a fruit basket. Maybe, that will help you remember who we are. He was a good person and friend. He touched our hearts and will be soarly missed. I know he is truly in a better place. I just hated to hear the news he was gone. I am selfish that way.

Rosalie the last time I saw you was at Lindenwood Cemetery . When Jim and you where putting flowers on your Parents Grave.

I know this is a very diffcult time for the whole family. Take care and God bless.

Tom and I really loved Jim. I just wanted you to know how much he was cared for by so many people.

Tom & Jeanne Arnold
November 9, 2010
The Crawford Family-We wish to extend to you our deepest condolences in your great loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Richard & Krista Wattley Sr.
November 9, 2010
To the Crawford Family , We sorry to hear of your lost, May the peace of God be with you at this time.
James & Mary Smith
November 9, 2010
The Crawford Family-We wish to extend to you our deepest condolences in your great loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Richard/Krista Wattley Sr
November 9, 2010
My condolences to the Crawford family. Satch was my grandfather through a past marriage. BUT I always called him my Grandfather (cause That he always was)He Always listened and guided me in the right direction. I am sorry for your loss, A Great man gone but not ever forgotten.. May your lives go on with wonderful memories, as I have nothing but fine thoughts of my once Grandfather... God Bless
C N
November 9, 2010
Gordon,

So sorry to hear of the death of your father. May the peace of God be with you during this difficult time.

The Williams
Joseph Sr., Peggy, Joseph Jr. and Zuri
Peggy Williams
November 9, 2010
It saddens me to learn of Jim's passing, yet I know he is with his Lord. He will be sorely missed by everyone he came in contact with.
Steve Oberlin
November 9, 2010
To the family of Mr. Crawford (Satch), I wish to extend to you
my deepest condolences in your great loss. I met Mr. Crawford during the summer of 1965 at the downtown YMCA. My brothers and I were members and Mr. Craw-
ford worked there part time in the evenings in the equipment
room. To this day Satch honestly remains one of the kindest
and gentler persons I have ever met! I will never forget the day when our boxing trainer couldn't make it in and Satch
stepped in and not only trained us but he encouraged us
to get ahead in life. I can still remember walking out of
that building asking myself, "How can someone that nice
turn into a brute showing you how to punch a heavy bag
and throw punches!!? May the good Lord bless you with his peace and strength is my prayer.
Harold Cartwright
November 9, 2010
Crawford Family:
May God turn your sadness and tears into smiles and laughs - all in due time. Satch was welcomed presence at accident and illness scenes. I will remember him as the "gentle giant" that always seemed to show up to help, even if we didn't call. He was a great friend while I was on the streets with EMS and later while I was in 911 Communications. Jim is now at peace and at home. God bless you all.
Randy Raypole
November 9, 2010
Satch was one of the nicest people I've ever known. He always had a warm greeing and a smile for his friends. My condolences to his family, and my prayers that he rest in peace.
Mike Dooley
November 9, 2010
May the Peace of Christ be with the Crawford family! We know that our "Friend" is in the arms of the Lord. His big smile will be missed. The love for his fellow man will always be remembered. The "Thin Blue Line" just got a little thinner. He was loved and respected by everyone he came in contact with. Dennis L. Schebig (New Haven, IN)
November 9, 2010
To the Crawford Family, sending you my deepest sympathies in your time of loss. I always enjoyed talking to Satch years ago at the Komet games, and out at Baer Field Speedway, he was such a kind and gentle man. He will be missed.
Angie Stine
November 9, 2010
To The Family of James" Satch" Crawford Jr
We send our deepest regard in the death of James Jr. Just know that
prayer will see you through.
James (Jimmy)-Valerie Kendrick Sr.
November 9, 2010
Candice and family,
My deepest condolences and prayers of healing to you all.
Vicki McKnight
November 9, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was always very kind to me and had a very special place in his grandson's (James IV) life. We will remember him fondly and will miss him.
Norine Crawford
November 9, 2010
To the Family:
"Satch" was a wonderful person. He had a very intimidating presence, until that smile appeared on his face. I am so sorry for your loss. May God's peace be with you during this time.
November 9, 2010
To Mrs. Crawford and family. You have our heartfelt sympathy. Satch was a gentle giant; unless the situation needed a stronger hand, but he was still a gentleman. We will miss him! Love to you and your family.
Brad and Karen Myers
Brad & Karen Myers
November 9, 2010
The Sears family sends sincere condolences to the family of Satch. We knew him well through many school affairs. He always maintained the utmost respect for and from everyone.
Mary Sears
November 9, 2010
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