Irving Crane Sr., Dead at 89


Irving CraneHall of Famer Irving D. Crane Sr., died Saturday, Nov. 17, at 89. Crane, who won six 14.1 World titles across four decades, was nick-named “The Deacon” because of his imperial bearing and serious, high-minded attitude towards pool.

Crane had been in fragile health, but had lived at home with his wife of 64 years, Althea, until a short hospital stay last week. He was recuperating at a care center when he passed away. Crane is survived by Althea, son Irving Jr.; daughter Sandra DiLucia; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home, 495 N. Winton Rd., Rochester, N.Y. Funeral service will held be Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Crawford Funeral Home followed by interment at Union Cemetery, Livonia, N.Y.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to DePaul-Huther Doyle, 360 East Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14604 or Camp Good Days & Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, Mendon, N.Y. 14506.

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