Herbert Franklin Crawford

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Herbert Franklin Crawford

August 14, 1934 - February 04, 2019

Herbert Franklin Crawford Herbert Franklin Crawford, 84, of Wright Street, Frostburg died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born on Aug.14, 1934 in Lonaconing he was the son of the late Joseph Crawford and Myrtle (Fazenbaker) Crawford.
He was preceded in death by his son Steven Crawford in 2001; and his beloved wife, Betty Crawford in 2016. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Richard Crawford; and two sisters, Susan Crawford and Carol Blubaugh.
Herbert was a 1952 graduate of Valley High School. He continued his education at the University of Maryland where he earned in Masters in Education. Herb was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the Career Center in 1998, after teaching Auto Body for many years.
He is survived by three children, Herbert William Crawford and Susan Michael of Frostburg, Deborah Ann Likens and fiance Charles White of Warfordsburg, Pa. and Stephanie Marie Cessna and husband Ethan of Bedford, Pa.; six grandchildren Natasha, Michael, Stephen, Hunter, Logan and Austin; five great-grandchildren Shane, Harley, Devon, Danielle and Talon; four brothers Ronnie, Ellsworth "Jake", Bob and John Crawford; two sisters, Bonnie Morton and Mary Beeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 11a.m. with the Reverend Thomas Morgan officiating. Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park.
Published on February 6, 2019
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David & Carol Beeman
Feb 11, 2019
I’m sorry but we just heard of Herbs passing. There isn’t a finer man in Savage River. Herb on his own would cut my lawn at the cabin and did so for many years and never asked for a thing - that was the kind of wonderful, kind and generous man he was. We always enjoyed chatting with Herb & Betty around the campfire. I’ll never forget the private tour of the Silk Mill and when Herb presented me with a copy of a Silk Mill picture from the 1950’s with my grandmother pictured and I cried like a baby because it meant so much to me! Rest In Peace Herb and God Bless his family.

Dave & Carol Beeman
John Myers
Feb 10, 2019
Mr. Crawford was a great man and an amazing teacher . He made a huge impression on me as a young man when he taught autobody . He was one of the guys when he could be but large and in charge when he had to be . His passing is a huge loss to everyone who ever knew him . God speed Mr. Crawford
Don Giffin
Feb 09, 2019
Thinking of you Deb and your family during this time. So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Ginny Folk Goodwin
Feb 08, 2019
Our prayers are with your families.
Feb 08, 2019
Hugs to all. Such a special family.
Skip Bryner
Feb 07, 2019
Herb very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Terry ( Crawford) Herman
Feb 07, 2019
Uncle Herbie, I am sure you are having the time of your life with Aunt Betty and Steven. Just know that you will be greatly missed . Say Hi to Mom and Dad for me.
Rae Keister
Feb 07, 2019
Herb was a great person. He taught me auto body at vo tech in 76 -78. I'm still doing it for a living. Prayers for the entire family. Thank you Herb!!!!
Kevin Cheshire
Feb 07, 2019
Mr Crawford was my auto body teacher at the Votech. A great teacher and a good man and friend. Prayers for his family.
Feb 07, 2019
I want you all to smile when you think of him. ❤️His smile was infectious!
Ernie Brumage
Feb 07, 2019
Great guy had him for a teacher
Regina & Walnut Spiker
Feb 06, 2019
So very, very sorry to hear of Herb's passing...a man who had a vision for the Silk mill and Coney...
robert brode
Feb 06, 2019
god made some people special
they were his very best
then he put the mold away
before he made the rest
herb you were special,rest in peace my friend , Bob
Kathy Wood
Feb 06, 2019
He was a wonderful man and teacher.
Robin Dagenhart
Feb 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss Miss Deb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sam and Eva Bell
Feb 06, 2019
A great man and we were proud to have him as a neighbor. You could count on him to always do more than his share.
Susie and Karma Taylor
Feb 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.
Bob & Mary Reiser
Feb 06, 2019
sorry for your loss ❤️🙏🏻
Alan, Marti, Cagney Brown
Feb 06, 2019
Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.