Robert W. Crawford Jr., 83, of Houston, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 27, 2021, in the Washington Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 23, 1938, in Lincoln Hill section of Washington, a son of Robert and Veronica Risbin Crawford.
Bob attended East Washington School, before joining the National Guard and then the US Army where he served more than two years in Germany with the 42nd Ordinance Co. 85th Ordinance Battalion.
Mr. Crawford was a press operator for Continental Can Co. in West Mifflin for 25 years and retired in 2003 from IGS in Meadow Lands where he had worked for 20 years.
He was a member of the Meadow Lands United Methodist Church where he had served as a Trustee.
Bob enjoyed camping with his wife in their RV, attending Gospel Sings, visiting Amish Country, having his afternoon coffee at McDonalds with friends. In addition, he enjoyed making cookies for his family and putzing around the house. He was a man of integrity and put other’s needs before his own. He will be greatly missed.
On May 4, 1963, he married his beloved wife of 58 years, Lois Spencer, who survives.
Also surviving are: four children, Robin Hlasnick (James) of Washington, Robert W. Crawford III (Patty) of Baker, FL, Vonda Lawton (Robert) of Claysville, and Edna McIlvaine (Paul) of Houston; twelve grandchildren, Matthew and Madison Hlasnick, Justin and Jared Crawford, Kayla Whitney (Brian), Dalton and Declan Crawford, Alaska and Megan Lawton, Hannah Crawford, and Grace and Treigh McIlvaine; four great grandchildren, Makenzie, Jase, Addison and Alex Crawford; two sisters, Claudia J. Westover of Mooresville, NC and Evelyn Manolas of Sierra Vista, AZ; and many nieces, nephews and cousins;
He is predeceased by a grandson, Robert W. Crawford IV and a brother, James Henry.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM Wednesday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 2, 2021. Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Full military rites will be accorded by the VFW Post #191 Honor Guard.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Meadow Lands United Methodist Church, 535 W Pike St., Meadow Lands, PA 15347.