Howard F. Crawford Jr.

Howard F. Crawford Jr., 85, of Water Street, Spartansburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.

He was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late Howard and Geneva Measer Crawford Sr.

Howard was raised and educated in Corry, Pa., and attended Corry High School. Following high school he began working for Raymond Manufacturing (Associated Spring-Barnes Group) where he remained until his retirement 41 ½ years later. Following his retirement, he enjoyed hunting and going to Canada to fish. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson Mike Roush and his wife Jess and their children Baylee, Zachary and Braelynn.

In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death on Oct. 25, 2004, by his wife Martha M. Smith Crawford, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1954, in Spartansburg, Pa.; two brothers, Louis in infancy and Merle "Butch" Crawford; and a great-granddaughter, Konnyr Mae Roush.

Howard is survived by two daughters, Karen Kerns of Union City and Donna Skelton and her husband Ron of Spartansburg, Pa.; a son, Harry Crawford of Spartansburg; and a brother, Paul Crawford and his wife Judy, also of Spartansburg.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call at Relevant Church, 100 W. South St., Corry, Pa., on Tuesday from noon until the time of the funeral service there at 2 p.m. Pastor Les Utegg will officiate.

Burial will be held by the family in Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, Pa.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16407.

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