Jack B. Crawford

August 15, 1953February 11, 2021

Jack B. Crawford 67, of North Norwich passed away Thursday evening February 11, 2021 at Lourdes Hospital with his daughter by his side. Jack was born in Oneonta, NY in August of 1953 and was the son of Willis “Bill” Crawford and Neva Eccleston. He lived most of his life in the Norwich area until he graduated in 1972. Jack worked for Raymond Corp. for a brief period then entered the Army where he served 4 years in Fort Hood, TX and Fulda, Germany. Upon his return he worked for Norwich Eaton Pharmacy, H&J Paving, BF Goodrich and Tops. His most recent venture was as an ATV Safety Instructor which he truly enjoyed. At home, Jack enjoyed reading, road trips, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, fixing ATVs and refurbishing power wheels. Jack was also the NYS Flat Track ATV Champion for 3 years, he loved racing ATV’s. Above all else, Jack enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his wife. Jack and his wife Kathy enjoyed going to see live music and going to flea markets and storage auctions together. He collected all things camouflage and all sorts of different things his wife mostly considered junk. Jack was a humanitarian, a joker and the best storyteller around. Above all else, Jack’s world revolved around his wife, grandchildren, children, friends and his beloved pets. On December 29, 1979 Jack married the love of his life Kathy Bishop and together they made their home on Steam Sawmill Hill Road in North Norwich. “Love is the most powerful force in the universe, and for two beings who love each other, separation is only temporary. By the laws of attraction, they will inevitably be drawn back together like magnets.” Jack is survived by his children Sarah and Aaron Crawford of Norwich, his grandchildren Artemis Peptis of Norwich, Zhoey Crawford, EmmaLee and Karter Mullenax of Madison. Also surviving are his father-in-law Barry Usher of Norwich, his sister Colleen Kamp of Oneonta, his brothers Barry Crawford of Norwich, Daryl Crawford and Barb Byam of Morris and David Crawford of Norwich. His brother-in-law's Larry and Reatha Bishop and Mike and Debby Bishop, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his good friends Larry Wright and Jason Noble. He was predeceased by his other half Kathy Crawford in January 2021 as well as his father Willis “Bill” Crawford in 2007. There will be no funeral service, calling hours or interment per Jack’s request. The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County 33-39 Court Street Norwich, NY as they provided exceptional care to Jack’s wife during her illness. Arrangements are with R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.


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February 17, 2021

Jack was my oldest brother of 4, so many fond memories of years gone past. The childhood memory that I have always cherished most was that he always played the "BIG BROTHER" part in my life. Jacks heart was broken when he lost his wife and best friend Kathy. It helps to find comfort in the thoughts that they both will rest easy together in Love and Peace. They were blessed with the Love and Care from their daughter Sarah ~She has been strong & brave ~~They will forever be proud of her !! Much Love <3 <3 Till we meet again !! Colleen

paula bishop

February 16, 2021

Jack was a very special man, he always had great conversations with us . Very Knowledgeable, a jokester a great husband to Kathy and dad and grandpa, we enjoyed visiting with him . There’s never enough time to spend with those you love. He is now with the love of his life. They both will be dearly missed. We are here for Sarah and all that knew and loved them . prayers for healing and comfort .