Robert D. Crawford, 61

April 12, 2011

MAY 20, 1949-APRIL 7, 2011

Robert D. Crawford, 61, of Military Road, Cascade, Md., passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at his home.

Born May 20, 1949, in Wenatchee, Wash., he was the son of Treva M. Crawford of Washington and the late Marvin L. Crawford.

He was a graduate of Wenatchee High School Class of 1967.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in the Waynesboro, Pa., post office.

He was a member of Cascade American Legion Post 239 and Waynesboro American Legion Post 15.

He was an avid runner, and loved the New York Marathon which he participated in for more than 25 years. He was also a huge Beatles fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, J. Elaine Crawford; daughter, Mariah Beard and husband, Jeff, of Fairfield, Pa.; daughter, Dawn Cox of Washington; son, Stephen DeBlasio of New York; grandchildren, Sydney Beard and Samantha Beard; brothers, Michael Crawford and Randi Crawford; sister, Sue Crawford; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md., with Pastor Julie Brigham officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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