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James Crawford

Died: Wed., Dec. 24, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
Location: Kegel Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
Location: Kegel Funeral Home Inc.

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James E. Crawford, 80, of Gastonville died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in UPMC-Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

            He was born July 5, 1934 in Jefferson Borough; a son of John and Annie Buffington Crawford.

            Mr. Crawford was retired as a machinist with the former Copperweld Corporation in Glassport.

            He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the former James Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville, American Legion Post 613 and Mingo Rod & Gun Club, both of Finleyville, the NRA, served as a volunteer at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park, and was an avid Civil War buff and re-enactor.

            Surviving is his wife, Margaret “Birdie” Snee Crawford, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage in September of 2014; two daughters, Barbara Anne Stoffel and her husband Dean of Chaska, MN and Patricia Gillway and her husband William of Red Cloud, NE; a brother, John Crawford of North Ridgeville, OH; two granddaughters, Brittaney and Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Crawford is preceded in death by a sister, Janet Miller.

            Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Sunday at Kegel Funeral Home, Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, David P. Kegel, director, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, where  services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 29, 2014 with Pastor Glen McClelland officiating. Private interment in James Chapel Cemetery, Finleyville.  American Legion Post 613 will conduct services at 3:00 P.M. Sunday at the Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Condolences to kegelfuneralhome.com.

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Marjorie Rostosky
   Posted Sat December 27, 2014
Jim was one of my Dad's best friends. He was a constant in our house in the gunroom, hunting with my dad, shooting at the gun club and going to gun shows with Duffy, Hal, and my dad Andy. The life time of laughter that I would hear as the 4 of them harassed each other to no end is every lasting and puts a smile on my face remembering the good ol days and the Fun they shared together. My parents and all of us felt so fondly of Jim and he will always hold a special place in my heart. I cant imagine the hunting place they are in now, but i know one thing, they are glad to see each other again and picked up right where they left off, hunting, laughing and harassing one another! Prayers and Peace to you Berdie, Barb and family, may you find some peace during this sad time, my family's heart is with you all <3

Laurie Hillman
   Posted Sat December 27, 2014
Patti I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy...I send you and your family many prayers and Blessings.....I love you, Laurie

Ellen Brawdy
   Posted Sun December 28, 2014
So sorry for your loss. He was a quiet, very nice man.
Please accept our condolences.
Ellen Brawdy & Lenny Patton

Kevin Mc Donald
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
Barb very sorry for the loss of your father. Take care.

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