Thomas E. Crawford

Died: Mon., Feb. 4, 2013


11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Fri., Feb. 08, 2013
Location: Hagi Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Fri., Feb. 08, 2013
Location: Hagi Funeral Home

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STREATOR-  Thomas E. Crawford 69 of Streator died Monday morning (Feb. 4, 2013) at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Friday at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator with Rev. Curtis Starner, officiating. Visitation will be held  from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Friday at Hagi Funeral Home.
  Mr. Crawford was born Mar. 4, 1943 in Streator the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Cox) Crawford. He married Carol Canale, Feb. 13, 1968 in Ottawa. She survives.
  Tom had been a welder in the maintenance department at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Streator, where he had been employed for 43 years, retiring in 2004. He was a former member of Central Church of Christ and was a member of American Legion Post # 217 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 1492 all of Streator. He attended Streator grade schools and was a graduate of Streator High School, class of 1961. Tom was a veteran serving in the US Army.
  Our Dad was a great husband and father and there for all of us whenever we needed him. He and his good friend Larry were the “go to guys” for all of our maintenance needs. Whenever we needed something fixed we called our Dad. Our Dad enjoyed taking our Mom on shopping trips for the day and then going out to eat. He enjoyed keeping plenty of snacks and treats on hand for all the grandchildren. We love you Dad and you will be greatly missed by all of us.
  He is survived by his wife Carol, two daughters, Carrie (Ron) Harcar, Jennifer (Tony) Kestner, one son, Thomas Joseph “TJ” Crawford, all of Streator, eight grandchildren, one sister Joanne (John) Beavers, Streator, two brothers, Gene (Carol) Crawford, Streator and Gary (Barb) Crawford, Libertyville.
  He was preceded in death by his parents.
  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Anna Stefan
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Crawford Family,

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing, He was a nice guy who I remember fondly. ((((hugs))))

Anna & Craig Stefan

Thomas C. Smith
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Crawford Family,

So sorry with the loss of Tom. Tom was one of the best freinds one could have. He will always be remembered in my prayers.

The Thomas C. Smith Family

Georgia (Bandura) Wilkinson
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Carol and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy. Know that we are remembering you in our prayers.
Georgia & Tom Wilkinson

David & Sharon Tasker
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Jenny, Tony, Cole, Madlyn, Emily,
Our prayers and love are with each of you at this time of your loss. Remember that your Father / Grandfather left his legacy of love and respect for each of you. God bless each of you.

Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dave Tasker

Wally Fribbs
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Wow ...where did all the years an email from another Streator pal from that time period...Bob Gallick...will always remember Tom when we used to compare ourselves to the little rascals...Great memories of Streator and Tom was a Great guy and friend...Wally F

Randy & Eleise Cox
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Dear Carol & Family,

So sorry to hear about the loss of cousin Tommie. He was a great guy, and we know how hard his passing is. May God look after each and every one of you during the difficult days ahead and give you strength in knowing that your loved one will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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