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Arlan E. Crawford

August 27, 1931 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 89)

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BOARDMAN - Arlan E. Crawford, 89, died Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his residence. He was born August 27, 1931 in Elkton, OH; son of the late Paul and Gertrude (Armstrong) Crawford.

Arlan was a 1950 graduate of Salem High School.  He then enlisted in the United States Air Force, where served in Japan in the Korean Conflict.

He worked at Ohio Bell (AT&T), where he started as a lineman and later in engineering at Ohio Bell in Youngstown.

Arlan was Past secretary/treasurer at the Salem Elks Lodge #305.

Some of his passions were building with his hands which turned into building model airplanes and later flying them. Arlan was part-owner of a private plane at the Salem Air Park that he occasionally flew.

He also had a passion for building computers and anything electrical.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen (Jackson) Crawford, whom he married August 19, 1987; one daughter, Janelle (Rob) Sylvester of Poland; one stepdaughter, Jill (Tom) Weikart of Salem; adopted daughter, Deborah Crawford; siblings, Ruth Blake of New Mexico, Dona McCloskey of Columbus, and David Crawford of Florida; grandchildren, Aadam Zocolo, Aryn Glenn, and Brad Galla; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Arlan was preceded in death by one son, Keith Crawford; one stepdaughter, Jenifer Farmer; one sister, Eileen Shanker; and one brother, Richard Crawford.

An Elks Service will begin 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Stark Memorial followed by a memorial service with Pastor Brian Ethridge officiating with military honors.

Friends and family will be received Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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June 12, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

Memorial Service
June 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

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