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November 5, 2013

Donald W. Crandall

MEADVILLE — Donald W. Crandall, 77, of Meadville died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Meadville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Olean, N.Y., a son of Merle T. and Agnes Louise Bauer Crandall. He married Geraldine Tartaglia on July 16, 1960, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Emporium High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He then received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. He worked for the Social Security Administration, first in Philadelphia, then Dover, Del., Stanton, Va., Cambridge, Md., and then moved to Meadville in 1976 to manage the Meadville office. He retired in 1996.

He was a life member of Vernon Central Hose Co. and the Penn State Alumni Association, member of Taylor Hose Co., Charles N. Stafford American Legion Post 111 and Elks Lodge 219. He served on several boards in the area, including Active Aging and the Crawford County Care Center. He was an avid Penn State fan and loved playing golf, participating in leagues at Whispering Pines Golf Course.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Geraldine, of 53 years, include four children, Cynthia D. Prall of Meadville, Joseph B. Crandall of Oxford, N.C., John C. Crandall of Oahu, Hawaii, and Amy K. Shiner of Meadville; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Prall, Courtney Prall, Jacob Prall, John Crandall Jr., Jennifer Cox, Samantha Shiner, Holden Shiner and Brandon Shiner; a great-grandchild on the way; a sister, Kay Petrazio and her husband, Fred; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Vahue and her husband, Howard.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Father Matthew Kujawinski, pastor of St. Agatha Church, as celebrant.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.

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