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Obituary for Donald R. Crawford

September 20, 1949 - February 2, 2018
Elkton, Maryland | Age 68


Donald Ray Crawford, age 68, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018. Born in Elkton, MD on September 20, 1949, he was the son of Helen (Sage) Crawford and the late Archie Crawford, Jr.

Donald was a factory worker for many years at Inland Container Corporation and Herr's Snacks. He loved reading, specifically biographies and about war history, and was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Donald's most cherished time was spent at gatherings with friends and family, as well as with his beloved cats. He will be best remembered for his great sense of humor and his ability to make everyone smile and laugh.

In addition to his mother, Donald is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Betty Crawford of Elkton, MD; two brothers: Archie Crawford, III and his wife, Sandy, of Escondido, CA, and David Crawford and his wife, Terri, of Middletown, DE; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his two sisters, Billie Marie Beltran and Dorothy Jean Crawford.

A celebration of Donald's life will be held at 1pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 318 George Street, Chesapeake City, MD 21915, where friends and family may visit beginning at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital" and sent care of the funeral home, PO Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911. To send online condolences, please visit

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