FALMOUTH — Edward Stuart Crawford, 87, died peacefully Nov. 2 at Falmouth by the Sea, with his family by his side.
Crawford was born in Westbrook on Jan. 30, 1927, the only son of Stuart and Mable Parsons Crawford. He lived in Westbrook and attended schools there, before joining the U.S. Navy and serving in the Philippines. Upon his discharge, he returned to Westbrook High School and earned his diploma.
He married Cecile La Joie on July 10, 1948, in Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Saco. The couple shared 44 years together before Cecile died in 1992 from breast cancer.
Crawford was employed for 40 years in Westbrook by S.D. Warren Company, where he was traffic manager. He was a member of several organizations, and served as president of the Cumberland County Fish and Game Association, general chairman of the New England Shippers Advisory Board and a governor of the Maine Traffic Club.
He was known for his outgoing personality, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved to tell jokes, and had one ready for any occasion. He also enjoyed cribbage, and was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature. He always looked forward to going on fishing and hunting trips with his nephew and friends.
Crawford was predeceased by his parents, his wife and his four sisters, Edna Crawford, Stella Lowell, Edith Morse and Margaret Donovan. He is survived by his niece, Jane Donovan Bolduc, and his three nephews, David Lowell, Walter Lowell and Mark Lowell.
At his request, a private graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook was scheduled.
For those who wish, donations may be made in his memory to Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.