George Crawford | Steamfitter, 82

Posted: October 13, 2012

George William "Bill" Crawford, 82, of Yardley, a member of Steamfitters Local Union 420 for more than 60 years and a longtime scout master for a Boy Scout troop at his church in Levittown, died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 7, at home.

Mr. Crawford helped build dozens of buildings in the Philadelphia area, including One Liberty Place.

Relatives said he kept a list of all the buildings he worked on and that he enjoyed pointing them out to friends and relatives. He was particularly proud of the work he did on the restoration of 30th Street Station in the 1990s.

Mr. Crawford, who was born July 23, 1930, in Youngstown, Ohio, moved to Upper Darby as a teenager. He graduated from West Springfield High School in the 1950s.

Mr. Crawford started an apprenticeship with Steamfitters Local 420 in 1950, graduating in 1956.

He was a scout master of Boy Scout Troop 111 at First Baptist Church of Levittown-Fairless Hills, where he had been active since the 1950s.

Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charm; daughters Pam Crawford and Barbara Cassel; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Crawford.

A memorial service was scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at First Baptist Church of Levittown-Fairless Hills, 6131 Bristol-Emilie Rd., Levittown.

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