James A. Crawford, Jr.

February 20, 1949 - April 23, 2023
James A. Crawford, Jr.

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James A. Crawford, Jr., age 74 of Wilmington, NC, passed away at his home on April 23, 2023 with his wife at his bedside.

Jim was born on February 20, 1949 to the late James A., Sr. and Maria L. Crawford in Methuen, MA.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Patricia Crawford, their daughters Deborah Pitchforth (Ian) and their children Vivian and Gavin of Arundel, ME and Susan Crawford, along with her children Evelyn Gagnon and Leila Reyes, as well as his sisters Carolyn Moynihan (Daniel), Vicki Pollina (Ronald), and Priscilla Tomes (Charles), along with many other extended family members and friends who loved and will miss him.

In addition to his aforementioned parents, Jim is predeceased by his daughter Karen Lynne Crawford.

There are no services planned.

In lieu of flowers, Jim’s family asks that you consider donating to a charity that speaks to your heart in his honor.

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  • May 12, 2023
    Henry K. Lantagne says:
    Sad to hear about Jim passing. My condolences to Pat, Debbie, Susan and the rest of his family and friends. What a great guy. Loved it when he pulled out his punch line list from his wallet and proceeded to tell the funniest stories and pants wetting jokes. Nobody I know was more entertaining. From rice pilaf in Portland and Lobsters in Kennebunk to golfing and dinner in New Castle. Always the best of times. Happy I was along for the ride. One of the finest persons I have ever met.

  • May 07, 2023
    Linda and Ken Schneider says:
    Pat we were so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We have such fond memories of you and Jim when we were neighbors in AZ. God bless you and may he may he rest in peace.

  • May 02, 2023
    Michael Heaton says:
    I've never anyone make any ill or unkind comment about Jim ... he was always so respectful, helpful and just seemed to have an uncluttered mind. I am a better person having known Jim. A very positive thinker and always caring. God rest your soul Jim

  • April 30, 2023
    Dana Rhodes says:
    Jim was a great friend for almost 4 decades. I enjoyed working with and for him and am forever grateful to have known him.

  • April 27, 2023
    Kathy Rhodes says:
    I thank you for being a fabulous husband to my sister Pat. ❤️ I thank you for being an incredible dad to my three nieces. ❤️ I thank you for being a loving, caring and fun Uncle to my boys Michael and David ❤️ I thank you for loving and caring for our family and being my brother in law for 51 great years ❤️ I thank you for all the love, laughter, and jokes all these years RIP Jim , We love you and you were an inspiration for all ❤️