Howard L. Crowell

Howard L. Crowell

Howard L. Crowell, 85 of Sinclairville, passed away Friday, Jan 17, 2020, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ending his courageous battle with cancer.

He was born March 19, 1934, in Silver Creek, a son of the late Roy and Frances Fox Crowell. He was a 1953 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School.

Howard was employed in maintenance for Green Thumb at the D.O.T. in Mayville until November of 2019. He previously was employed as a senior mechanic for Chautauqua County Landfill for over 15 years, retiring in 1999 and prior to that at Hope Windows.

He was a Red Cross volunteer, member of the Stockton Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Stockton Town Assessment Review Board, enjoyed recreational vehicles, football and was an Oregon Ducks and Buffalo Bills fan.

Husband of 66 years to Shirley Snyder Crowell who, he married Aug. 15, 1953; father of Mark Crowell of Asheville, N.C., Lynn (Ed) Ryan of Fredonia, John (Sandy) Crowell of Gualala, Calif., Carol (Jeff) Calhoun of Williamsville and Martha (Tracy) Butcher of Gerry; grandfather of Robbie, Conor and Meredith Crowell, Jessica (Daniel Austic) Ryan, Kaitlin (Joel) Dibble, Emily, Kelly and Matthew Butcher, Julianna and Evan Calhoun; and great-grandfather of five.

Howard was preceded in death by six siblings. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday in Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. Private burial in Union Cemetery, Centralia Corners.

Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials suggested to the Stockton Volunteer Fire Department or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville.