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Catherine Crawford

Obituary of Catherine A Crawford

Catherine (Cass) Crawford, 100 of Galloway, New Jersey passed away April 23 at Royal Suites Healthcare Center. Born in Philadelphia in 1921 to Mary and Phillip Ruppel, she was a proud alum of West Catholic High School for Girls. She married the late William Crawford SR. in 1950 and resided most of her life in Oreland, Pennsylvania and Ocean City, New Jersey. Cass loved to be involved. She helped create the first library at Holy Martyrs Grade School and organized the Parish Theatrical Productions. A supporter of LaSalle High School and Marist College crew, she will be finely remembered for bringing her homemade hoagies to every race. After moving to Ocean City, Cass worked at Palmer/Perry Egan Chevrolet and appeared in one of their TV commercials when she was in her 80s. It was here that she met Carl Seckinger. She loved Carl like a son and always appreciated the friendship and care he showed her throughout the years. She was a volunteer for the Holy Redeemer Hospice Service and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 430. Cass was also Atlantic County ALA Past President. If anyone has purchased a poppy from the American Legion, there is a good chance Cass made it. She would sit in her chair hours at a time making her poppies. Cass also went above and beyond to support her grandchildren. She would attend every sporting event possible, matching her outfit with their team colors and providing after game refreshments. She helped complete school projects and taught her granddaughter how to make potato pancakes for her school culture day. At 90 years old Cass drove 6 hours to watch her granddaughter’s senior day soccer game, then again to watch her graduate college. She left a mark on every person that was lucky enough to cross her path. She will be deeply missed. Survivors include her son, Will (Galloway), two grandchildren, Chris (Spokane) and Kelly (Galloway), she is also survived by her great grandchildren, Carrie and Ethan. For condolences to the family, visit