OBITUARY

Dorothy K. Crawford

February 4, 1930March 20, 2020
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Crawford, Dorothy K. (Dot), 90, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, March 20, 2020 after an extended illness in Largo, Florida. She was the daughter of Walter and Karla (Kleibe) Schumacher born in Mount Vernon, New York on February 4, 1930. Dot’s parents and younger brother, Walter Schumacher predeceased her.

Dot met the love of her life, Jack Crawford, in 1942 during seventh grade at William Wilson Junior High School in Mount Vernon. She graduated from A B Davis High School in 1948 then went to Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority and graduated in 1952 with a degree in Language Arts.

In 1954, Dot and Jack were married at the Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville, New York and began their life with Jack in the Army in Texas, then moved to Mount Vernon as their family continued to grow. Dot and Jack had three sons, Robert (Wilma) – Mahwah, New Jersey, Richard – Memphis, Tennessee, and Thomas (Nicole) – Pompano Beach, Florida, along with two grandsons William (Jennifer) Crawford and James (Meghan) Crawford, and four great-grandchildren James, Tyler, Scarlett, and Juliette. As a homemaker Dot enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, and small dinner parties including many cookouts at their summer place in Long Island. Jack remembers one occasion when they had their church family for dinner and Dot had 43 Cornish Hens lined up to cook, making delicious dinners for her church family was special to her.

In 1990, after Jack retired from the Lummus Company as an engineer, they resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the next 18 years and continued to be “Winter Snow Birds” in Florida. Then in 2008, Jack and Dot moved from “Snow Birds” since 1984 to Florida residents at Randolph Farms in Largo. She truly enjoyed her family and friends with many activities including watching her favorite teams the Yankees and Giants, always a fan. Playing cards was another activity Dot was happy to participate in, she spent many afternoons playing canasta with her friends. Jack remembers many times watching television with Dot as she would work on her latest cross stitch, and keeping up with what was going on TV. Traveling was one of her favorite pass times, Dot would keep a detailed journal of all the places she and Jack visited, she wrote such details that many friends would borrow her journals for their travels. Writing was one of her most enjoyed activities, including letters to friends around the world.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Husband: Jack Crawford
    3 sons: Robert (Wilma), Richard, and Thomas (Nicole)
    2 grandsons: William (Jennifer) Crawford and James (Meghan) Crawford
    4 great-grandchildren James, Tyler, Scarlett, and Juliette


    Predeceased by Parents: Walter and Karla (Kleibe) Schumacher and
    Brother: Walter Schumacher

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Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Reception

    Friday, November 27, 2020

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Biography

Crawford, Dorothy K. (Dot), 90, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, March 20, 2020 after an extended illness in Largo, Florida. She was the daughter of Walter and Karla (Kleibe) Schumacher born in Mount Vernon, New York on February 4, 1930. Dot’s parents and younger brother, Walter Schumacher predeceased her.

Dot met the love of her life, Jack Crawford, in 1942 during seventh grade at William Wilson Junior High School in Mount Vernon. She graduated from A B Davis High School in 1948 then went to Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority and graduated in 1952 with a degree in Language Arts.

In 1954, Dot and Jack were married at the Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville, New York and began their life with Jack in the Army in Texas, then moved to Mount Vernon as their family continued to grow. Dot and Jack had three sons, Robert (Wilma) – Mahwah, New Jersey, Richard – Memphis, Tennessee, and Thomas (Nicole) – Pompano Beach, Florida, along with two grandsons William (Jennifer) Crawford and James (Meghan) Crawford, and four great-grandchildren James, Tyler, Scarlett, and Juliette.
As a homemaker Dot enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, and small dinner parties including many cookouts at their summer place in Long Island. Jack remembers one occasion when they had their church family for dinner and Dot had 43 Cornish Hens lined up to cook, making delicious dinners for her church family was special to her.

In 1990, after Jack retired from the Lummus Company as an engineer, they resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the next 18 years and continued to be “Winter Snow Birds” in Florida. Then in 2008, Jack and Dot moved from “Snow Birds” since 1984 to Florida residents at Randolph Farms in Largo. She truly enjoyed her family and friends with many activities including watching her favorite teams the Yankees and Giants, always a fan. Playing cards was another activity Dot was happy to participate in, she spent many afternoons playing canasta with her friends. Jack remembers many times watching television with Dot as she would work on her latest cross stitch, and keeping up with what was going on TV. Traveling was one of her favorite pass times, Dot would keep a detailed journal of all the places she and Jack visited, she wrote such details that many friends would borrow her journals for their travels. Writing was one of her most enjoyed activities, including letters to friends around the world.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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