2013-01-24 / Obituaries

Alvie L. CRawford, Jr.

Alvie L. Crawford, Jr., of Brewster, New York, died Monday January 14, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. He was 82.

Mr. Crawford was born February 16, 1930, in Peekskill, son of the late Alvie L. and Ariel (Cassels) Crawford. He graduated from Peekskill High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Crawford married his wife, Joan Richard in October 1955 in Sleepy Hollow. They had been married for 57 years and enjoyed square dancing together.

Mr. Crawford worked for Grand Union as a truck driver for 25 years before retiring. Before Grand Union he worked for his father’s company, Crawford Dairy Products, for 10 years.

Mr. Crawford is survived by his loving wife and his three children, John A. Crawford of Brewster, Jeffery L. Crawford of North Carolina and Cynthia Lee Crawford Extance of Brewster; and his two siblings, Joseph and Kathy. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Rebecca, Jason, Samantha and Caleb; and one great granddaughter, Avery Jane.

Interment will be private. Arrangements were handled by Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster. Contributions may be made in the memory of Mr. Crawford, Jr. to the Brewster Fire Department, www.Brewsterdepartment.org or 501 North Main St, Brewster NY 10509.

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