James Crawford

May 27, 1925 - May 15, 2017

Visitation: Friday 2:15 to 4:15 and 6-8 PM

Service: St. Teresa of Avila Church, Saturday 10am


Age 91, of McCandless Twp., on Monday, May 15, 2017. Jim was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Madden Crawford; and father of James F. (Carol) Crawford, Kerry Crawford, and Patricia Crawford. He was the grandfather of Jennifer (David) Young, Michael Crawford, and Daniel Crawford; and the great-grandfather of Hudson and Penelope Young; also survived by in-laws, Nancy and Anthony Pusateri and Marta (the late Scott) Rombach; and many nieces and nephews; brother of the late Evelyn Muenz. Kindness, intelligence, and humility characterized Jim. He treasured his family, faith, and, always, good books. He was a member of the first graduating class of North Catholic High School. Jim then enlisted in the U. S. Navy. A radio operator, he served aboard the USS Guadalcanal which captured the first German U-boat during World War II (now housed in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry). Armed with the G.I. bill, Jim graduated from Duquesne University. His business degree lay the foundation for a career in sales management – first for Armour Foods and then Tenser Phipps and Leeper. His was a life well-lived: student athlete, decorated veteran, coach, business leader, and a friend to all. Friends received Friday, 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Teresa of Avila Church, Saturday, at 10 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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