Marion Crawford

Marion L. Crawford

Friday, March 26th, 1937 - Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Marion Lewis Crawford, 83, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by   family on Monday, October 26, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Scranton, PA to the late John J. & Margaret Norton Lewis, Marion grew up in Scranton and graduated from Central High School. Marion graduated Marywood College where she played field hockey and basketball, then completed a Master of Science from SUNY Binghamton, NY.

Marion began teaching biology at Vestal High School where she met the love of her life, Ron, a physics teacher. Married in 1963, they started a family the following year.

Raising five children, Marion was an involved and supportive mother, adored by her husband and children. She was also a talented athlete, who became a professional racquetball instructor and nationally ranked player.

After Ron’s retirement, they spent many wonderful years enjoying each other’s company, playing golf, traveling and spending a great deal of time with their nine grandchildren in their roles as beloved Mum-Mum and Pop-Pop.

Following Ron’s passing, Marion continued to support the NY State Senior Games by running their racquetball activities. She practiced Tai Chi and enjoyed many Broadway shows. She closely followed the NY Mets, attending spring training and their World Series, and regularly traveled to Pittsburgh Steelers, Montreal Canadiens and Penn State football games. She also traveled to Paris, Jamaica, Scotland, Quebec, Colorado and more.

Marion is survived by her five children, Mark (Wendy) Crawford, Susan (Brad) Gruby, Ellen (Jasper) Crawford, Matthew (Angela) Crawford and Julie Ann (Dan) Crawford; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Connor, Joseph, Michael, Ryan, Laura, Kieran, Brendan and Camille; brother, John J. Lewis, Jr. and sister, Sally Ann Lewis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ronald; brother, Robert C. Lewis; and daughter-in-law, Eileen K. Crawford.

Family will be receiving guests with viewing hours on Friday, October 30 from 4pm – 7pm at Eaton-Tubbs, 7191 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Private mass services will be held on Saturday.

Donations may be made in Marion’s name to the American Cancer Association.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary's Church
    401 North Main Street
    Minoa, NY 13116
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery, Minoa
    Main Street
    Minoa, NY 13116
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Posted at 10:55pm
To The Crawford Family,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loving mother, Marion. Both Marion & Ron have a special place in our hearts. We feel that our Angela was truly Blessed being married into such a wonderful, loving family.
Terry & Margay

John & Patty Patrick

Posted at 01:31pm
To the Crawford family,
We were saddened to learn of the loss of Marion. She was truly an exceptional person, and a great friend and neighbor. She will be missed by all those who knew her and had the pleasure of being around her over the years. May she rest in peace.

John & Patty Patrick and family


Posted at 11:30am
Our deepest condolences to the family... we are Angie’s Aunt and Uncle. Having only been in Ron and Marion’s presence a couple of times , their kindness and warmth was so prominent. Our love extends to all of you! Jim and Barbara DeNoble

John & Martha White

Posted at 10:01pm
To the Crawford Family-
We have wonderful memories of such a special lady! We fondly recall the former "Track 'n Racquet" days when Marion served as a role model athlete as well as an equally honorable human being. She possessed integrity and grace and always had a smile to share. She genuinely made this world a better place and may that thought provide some solace in the adjustment days ahead.
Rest in peace, Marion. We were fortunate to have known you and your family. God Bless.
John & Martha White

Joni Kane

Posted at 04:00pm
So sorry to hear of Marion's passing. I knew Marion through your father, Ron, when we both worked for NEA/NY.
She was always so friendly and warm when we'd have a chance to meet at company gatherings. I'm sure she will be
missed by you all. Joni Kane

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