Olean – Clifford Robert Crawford, 78, of Olean, passed away April 14, 2022 after a brief illness at Olean General Hospital.
Born on September 20, 1943 in Olean. He was the son of late James K. and Lillian Tarbox Crawford.
Clifford graduated from Portville Central School in 1961. Going on to work at Fibercel in Portville for over 40 years and was a member of Local One Union. He was a member of FFA, having a passion for gardening and especially growing garlic. Clifford was remembered by locals as being Santa during the holidays.
Clifford is survived by his five children; James R. Crawford of Olean, David N. Crawford of Camdenton, MO, Steven M. (Nichole) Crawford of Lebenon, MO, Margaret L (Frank) Alejandro of Brownsville, TX, Jessica L. (Jeremy) Pope of Neosho, MO; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; three sisters, Emma Jean Bender of Portville, Helen Jane Blake of Olean and Barbara June Crawford of Jamestown; a brother, Truman J. (Pam) Crawford of Jamestown.
Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 51 S. Main Street, Portville on Saturday (April 16, 2022) from 2 - 4pm. Funeral services to follow at 4pm in the funeral home with Pastor Bryan Garrett from Olean Community Church. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.
Memorials if desired may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.