May 22, 2021
William Andrew Crawley, age 86, died on Saturday May 22, 2021 peacefully at home with his wife and sons by his side. Bill loved all sports, lettering in high school in football, basketball, and baseball; he also played golf and was an accomplished scuba diver. He was a proud Army veteran and served as a tank operator for Company A Armored Cavalry stationed in Bindlach, Germany, where he helped his battalion win the all-Germany Army basketball championship. He returned home in 1959 and married his true love, Christine Ericsson, on August 27, 1960. Upon moving to Mentor, OH, he worked at Lincoln Electric as a machine operator for 40 years and was proud of his almost-perfect attendance. He looked forward to the family’s yearly two-week vacation every August, and he and Christine and their five sons covered almost all 50 states in their travels, creating many memories they continued to cherish. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Christine Ericsson Crawley; by 5 sons: Todd A. Crawley (wife Carla Kungl), Michael W. Crawley (wife Julie Nunes), William E. Crawley, Brian D. Crawley, and David P. Crawley; by 10 grandchildren: Andrew (wife Amber), Jordan (wife Emily), Ashley (husband Tyler), Erica (husband Paul), Tyler, Chase, Brynne, Pierson, Carlisle, and Tristan; and by 4 great-grandchildren: Brooklynn, Sadee, Zander, and a soon-to-arrive baby girl Camilla. He is preceded in death by parents Ruth and Andrew Crawley, brother Norman, and sister Lillian. A private family graveside service will be held in Mentor Cemetery. Though his loss is greatly felt by his family, his legacy continues. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Veterans Administration of Cleveland, OH via the E-Donate site Pay.gov - VA Health Care System of Ohio: VISN 10 Donation Form. Arrangements entrusted to the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor, OH. Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
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