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Robert "Bud" Dale Crawford

August 22, 1936 ~ June 12, 2018 (age 81)

WILTON - Robert "Bud" Dale Crawford, 81, passed away on June 12th after a short illness. He was born in Albany, NY to the late Robert Crawford and Evelyn Acker Crawford. After proudly serving in the US Army, Bud joined Niagara Mohawk until taking an early retirement in 1994. He enjoyed having more time to pursue his many hobbies including flying, fishing, trap shooting, camping and golfing. During this time, he also met his beloved partner, Linda Waite Jordan. He and Linda spent winters in Florida, enjoyed travel and had many fun adventures together. They also shared in their love of NASCAR, baseball and football with Bud being an avid Yankees and Giants fan.

In addition to Linda Waite Jordan, Bud is survived by his sons; Mark Crawford, David Crawford (Jill) and a daughter, Linda Crawford Heisler (Steven). Bud was also beloved by Linda's two children Richard Jordan (Charlene), Laura Killian (Patrick) and Linda’s grandchildren, Alivia and Brock Killian. Also, nephews Paul Yonkers, David Yonkers Gary Yonkers, James Plante and nieces Susan Yonkers, Helen Russo, Jennifer Klena, Jeanne Taylor, Jennifer Shaver, Karen Callanan and brother-in-law, Paul Yonkers, Sr. Bud will be missed by many friends, former co-workers and Jake, the bird.
 
Bud was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Yonkers, his former wife, Joan Plante Crawford and his former brother-in-law James Plante.

On Monday, June 18th, friends and family may call from 10AM-11:45AM at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY. At noon there will be a short service at the funeral home followed by interment with military honors at 1:30PM at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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