SEBRING, Ohio – Raymond C. Crewson 94, of Sebring passed away at Alliance Community Hospital on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Raymond was born in Sebring, Ohio on January 3, 1923 the son of the late Howard F. and Anna (Blake) Crewson.
He was a member of the Army Air Corps where he was a POW during WWII in Germany, later he re-enlisted and retired from the US Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1970 and then worked as a claims examiner for the State of Ohio. Ray enjoyed his military life, bird watching, always was known to always be willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, past president of the Salem Bird Club, a member of the Caterpillar Club (Military Parachute Training), a member of the Sebring Historical Society, he was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of Sebring High School and received the Airman of the Year award from the 89th RSM.
Survivors include his wife of 60 plus years, Dolores E. (Navock) Crewson; two sons, Donald J. Crewson of Beloit and David M. (Nancy) Crewson of Sebring; a daughter, Linda A. Benton of Sebring; five grandchildren, Nathan (Erica) Reichenbach of Mineral Ridge, Justin (Christina) Benton of Sebring, Rachel Crewson of Sebring, David Crewson of Sebring and Josh Crewson of Beloit and three great-grandchildren, Kaleb Reichenbach, Lilly Raber and Ulysses Benton. He is also survived by a sister, Shirley Abney of Sebring and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Lee Crewson and Jack Crewson and a sister, Marie Griffith.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral home in Sebring with Rev. Quint Bryan officiating.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9t from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., as well as the half hour prior to the service on Friday, March 10.
Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring with Military Honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, OH (330) 938-2526.
A television tribute will air March 7 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.