HOWLAND - Frank Robert Crew, 92, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2013, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren with his daughter and son-in-law at his side.
Frank was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Racine, Ohio, the son of John and Myrtle Harris Crew.
On June 27, 1939, he married Lucille Eyrich Crew, with whom he spent 56 years of marriage before her passing in 1995.
Frank R. Crew
In 1944, Frank enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served his country aboard a submarine hunting vessel during World War II.
Frank worked for Youngstown Steel Car Corp. from 1941 to 1957; he later went on to work for Sears Roebuck and Co., starting as a service man. He retired from the company with the title of parts manager in the service department.
He also ran a small business called Crew Sharpening Service for a number of years and could fix almost anything.
Frank loved to golf, bowl and go on fishing trips to Canada with his wife and grandchildren. Above all, he loved his family and the time he spent with them.
He was a member of the Howland Community Church, the Carol F. Clapp Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Scottish Rite.
He leaves behind his two children, Charlotte (Will) Finney of Howland and Bradley Crew of Cortland. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille; his son, Denny Crew; his daughter, Joyce Snyder; and his brother, Leo Crew.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Selby Funeral Home.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.