Stanley L. ‘Jake’ Crawford, 62, Smucker & Sons mechanic, enjoyed the Carlisle Car Show

By on March 16, 2016

Stanley L. “Jake” Crawford, 62, of New Holland, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, after a lengthy illness at LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County.

Born in Havre De Grace, Md., he was the son of the late George and Anna Rose (Mellott) Crawford. He was married 41 years on June 28 to Thelma (Irvin) Crawford. Jake grew up in Ephrata, and he and Thelma lived there for many years after they were married.

Jake worked for almost 30 years at Sam S. Smucker & Sons in Lancaster as a mechanic. He was a member of the former Zeltenreich United Church of Christ and he enjoyed going to the Carlisle Flea Market and Car Show.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter: Kristi, married to Timothy Martin, of New Holland; and two granddaughters: Katie and Emma Martin.

Preceding him in death is a son: Chad Crawford; a brother: Samuel Grace; and a sister: Kathy Breneman.

Funeral services were held March 14 at the Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, with Chaplain Stephen Weber officiating. Interment was in the Zeltenreich Cemetery.

To send the family online condolences visit groffeckenroth.com. Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, had charge of the arrangements.

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