Lloyd Crawford, 91, of Wellsboro, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, surrounded by his family at Carleton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born, raised and educated in Lucerne Township. During the Korean War, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served in Germany with the occupation and EWC (Electronics Warfare Countermeasures) unit. After his discharge, Lloyd and his wife Elizabeth remained in Eatontown, N.J.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Oceanport, N.J., and served on the board of trustees for over 35 years, and as a deacon for many years.
During that time, he joined the United States Army Reserve with the 78th Infantry Combat Division, where he proudly served for 34 years, retiring with the rank of sergeant major. During his military career he received multiple commendations, occupation force medal, national defense medal, Army commendation medal, meritorious service medal, three Army Achievement medals, and Certificate of Recognition. Lloyd was service manager at Park Chevrolet in Asbury Park, N.J. for 34 years, and a licensed Insurance Broker.
Lloyd belonged to several civic and fraternal organizations. He was a charter member and first president of the 78th Division Non Commissioned Officers association. He was a charter member and post commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8965, Eatontown, N.J., and served as post quartermaster for 10 years. The post merged with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2226, Oakhurst, where he was a life member. He was a charter and life member of Eatontown Elks Lodge #2402. Lloyd was a 62 year member of Ocean Masonic Lodge #89 in Spring Lake and served as Master in 1972.
He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and cherished grandfather and great-grandfather, and a sound Christian man. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Crawford; his parents, Harry and Josephine Crawford; three brothers, Eugene, Robert and Charles Crawford; and a sister, Margaret Bowers.
Surviving are a son, Alan Crawford (Janice) of Lake Ariel; a daughter, Lori Phillips (Steve) of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, Daniel (Jerry), and James Crawford all of N.J., and Steve Phillips, Jr., and Dana McGuire (Brian) of N.J.; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ada McNatt and Elsie Crayton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family are invited to Lloyd’s service at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, in Lafayette Memorial Park in Brier Hill. Previous services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, in Calvary Baptist Church in Ocean Port, N.J. and 11 a.m., Saturday, November 23, in the Stony Fork Baptist Church in Stony Fork. Lloyd’s family has entrusted the TUSSEY-MOSHER FUNERAL HOME, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 with his arrangements. To share a memory or condolence visit www.tusseymosher.com.