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Allan Crawford

Allan Dennis Crawford

Sunday, July 12th, 1931 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Allan Dennis Crawford, 88, husband of Laura M. Crawford, died, Saturday, May 2, 2020 at MidState Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Bedford, Iowa on July 12, 1931, he was the son of the late Helen and Howard Crawford. He had resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Meriden, CT, and graduated from the University of Minnesota, BBA, Class of 1958.

Mr. Crawford was employed by Aetna Life and Casualty as Director of Special Underwriting of Hartford, CT, he was Vice President of Excess Underwriters Inc and President of Reink Inc., retiring in 2001. He was a veteran of Korea War, having served with the U.S. Navy on board of U.S.S. Fulton (submarine tender) stationed in New London, CT.

He was a member of the Veteran’s, Newington Humane Society and the Salvation Army. His interests included American history, crypto quotes, poetry, model airplanes and golf. He was a New York Giants fan.

Besides his wife Laura, he is survived by his son David Allan Crawford, two brothers in law, Nick (Betty) Mango Jr., and Atty Kenneth (Sandra) Mango. He is also survived by four nieces, three nephews, five grandnieces, two grandnephews and one special cousin Mrs. Robert (Gwen) Howard of Overland Park, Kansas. He was predeceased by his brother and sister in law, Stanley and Janice Crawford, two nieces Brenda Mango and Lynn Crawford and a nephew Lee Allan Crawford.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Middletown. Should friends desire, contribution in his memory may be made to the Newington Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109, or to The Soldiers, Sailors and Marine Fund of CT, 39 Woodland St., #006, Hartford, CT 06105. The John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 is entrusted with the arrangements.
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    317 Bow Lane
    MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
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Gwen Howard

Posted at 12:04pm
Well, kid, we all came a long way in our lives since leaving SW Iowa! Oh, the places we have gone and the things we have done. Yes, Dr. Seuss said it all. You had such a great advantage of going to the navy and meeting Laura and this gave you a fantastic life. You did come back to the University of Minnesota to get your education and spend more time with Aunt Helen, your mother. The East coast really became your home. I know you tried St. Louis for awhile but the OCEAN really held your Attention, so back you went! Yes, you were blessed with a son and Laura’s family embraced you. A job well done.

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