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Edward Crawford, 77, of West Branch

Edward H. Crawford, age 77, of West Branch, Michigan, passed away March 11, 2023 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Flint, Michigan and graduated from Bendle High School in 1963, Western Michigan University in 1967 and Wayne State University Law School in 1970. He practiced law in West Branch for over 50 years. He was an active member of his community and church, First United Methodist Church of West Branch.

He enjoyed meeting people, golfing, fishing, hunting, pickle ball, cards and games and anything outdoors including collecting rocks. He never passed up an interesting rock and they would end up as decorations all around his garden that he lovingly tendered. He also loved traveling around the United States with his wife in their motorhome. He was usually the life of the party and he genuinely cared about people, always lending a hand to whoever needed it.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susan Smith Crawford; daughters Kristine (Steve) Cornwell of Boise, Idaho, and Corinne Crawford of San Diego, California. Also surviving are in laws Thomas (Linda) Smith, Steven (Carol) Smith, Michael (Denise) Smith, and Sally (Robert) Slade. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews as well as many cousins and many great friends from all around the country.

He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Wyoma Crawford, brother and sister-in-law Fred and Sally Crawford and niece Tiffany Caine (Smith) Farley.

Per his wishes, the family has arranged cremation. A memorial service may be held later this summer.

Edward felt strongly about helping those in need and he invested both his time and money into many charitable endeavors. In his memory, donations may be given to First United Methodist Church of West Branch or a charity of donor’s choice.

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