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James Jay Crawford Sr.

July 2, 1935 — March 19, 2020

James Jay Crawford Sr., age 84, of New Albany, PA, passed away on Thursday morning, March 19, 2020, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, PA.


          Jim was born in Towanda, PA, on July 2, 1935, a son of the late Lyle D. and Elsie Jackson Crawford.  He attended the Towanda High School. In 1953 he joined the US Marine Corps.  While he was stationed in Hawaii, he met Mae Umi and they were married on September 1, 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1963. Mae predeceased him on May 12, 2006, after 49 years of marriage.


          He worked at Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA, for over 30 years.


          He enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles and driving around the countryside. He always looked forward to family breakfasts on Sunday’s and spending time with Mama Cat.



Two sons and daughters-in-law:

James J. & Diane Crawford                     New Era, PA

Anthony and Celinda Crawford              Hagerstown, MD


Five daughters and sons-in-law:

Wanda & Bill Ferrigno                            Claymont, DE

Katrina (Stella) and Steve Sysock          Overton, PA

Kuulei Crawford                                      Moloka‘i, HI

Shelia Crawford                                        Wellsboro, PA

Sharon & Timothy Kinner                      Wyalusing, PA




Donald (Sheri) Crawford                         Pine City, NY

Larry “Butch” Crawford & Charlene Coyle    Lititz, PA



William K. & Lynn Umi                          Mililani, HI



Linna Zinn                                                          Moloka‘i, HI


Thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a grandson Gary Kobbe, and by brothers: Harry Crawford and Dean Crawford; sisters: Jean Dildine and Althea Parsons.


          Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, PA, where he will buried with his beloved wife Mae.


          Memorial Contributions may be sent to the New Albany Fire Dept., PO Box 167, New Albany, PA 18833


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          Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA.


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