RICHMOND George Ball Crawford, 75, of 89 Church Lane, Richmond, died Monday, Jan. 4, at his home.
Born in Montague on Mar. 8, 1934, son of Wallace Boyd and Martha Ball Slifer Crawford, he was educated in Pittsfield Schools and was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and Berkshire Community College. He continued his education at East Coast Aero Tech where he earned an AHE Federal License for repairing aircraft for Pratt & Whitney on fuel systems for the first space vehicles.
A Korean War veteran, he served with the Marine Corps from Apr. 3, 1952 to Apr. 2, 1955.
Mr. Crawford was the owner-operator of the family business, Crawford Service Station on West Housatonic Street, where he began working with his father, Wallace Boyd Crawford, before the elder Mr. Crawford became an attorney and judge, and later served as a State Representative with the Massachusetts legislature.
He was an active member of the Sufi Order at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former member of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Crawford leaves his wife, the former Patricia Ann White, whom he married Aug. 3, 1957.
Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Sandra L. Rowlett and her husband, Kim, of Simi Valley, Cali., and Pamela R. Burno and her husband, Matthew, of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Aileen P. Burno, Heather C. Burno, and Katherine Crawford.
He was predeceased by a son, Scott W. Crawford, who died in July 2000.