Irving Crane Sr., Dead at 89

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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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