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Thomas P. Crawford, 78, of 136 Rettger St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 31, 1934, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Irene Hoehn Crawford.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1952. He retired from SGL in 1997 after 43 years of service.
On October 10, 1958, in Emporium, he married Betty Condederio, who survives.
Mr. Crawford was a member of the Sacred Heart Church where he served as an usher, a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Army, was a member of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, a member of the Austin Costello Sportsmen's Club, the May Hollow Sportsmen's Club, St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, a member of the K. of C., the CMF, a life member of the Emporium VFW, a member of the St. Marys American Legion, and a member of the Senior Center.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Jeff Crawford and his wife Connie of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Francesca Crawford and Michael Crawford; two sisters, Ada Steinbach of St. Marys and Sister Maureen (Ann) Crawford CDS of Canton, Ohio; a brother, Fred Crawford and his wife Yvonne of St. Marys; and by nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy McKelvey and Patricia Conklin; and by three brothers, Bill Crawford, Cletus Crawford, and John Crawford.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas P. Crawford will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, August 3, at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Mary's Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, August 2, from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, PA or to the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, c/o the American Legion, 168 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.