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William Howard Crum

August 23, 1936 ~ May 23, 2018 (age 81)

William Howard Crum, 81, of Raleigh, formerly of Cliffwood Lake, Vernon Township, NJ, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Salisbury Mills, NY to the late Harry Crum and Anna Beatrice Wright Crum.

Mr. Crum was a veteran of the New Jersey Army National Guard and worked for 35 years as an electrician from Universal Manufacturing Corporation/MagneTek in Paterson, New Jersey. He then later retired after working for Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pequannock, NJ for ten years. William was an active sportsman who enjoyed the outdoors. He truly enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He bowled in many leagues throughout his lifetime. His presence will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held in New Jersey at a later date.

Mr. Crum is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn VanTol Crum; children, Beverly Kelly of Highland Lakes, NJ, William Bryan Crum of Pennsylvania and Glenn Crum of Wake Forest, NC ; grandchildren, Levi, Jason, Kyle, Dylan, Spencer, Samantha, Rachel, and Kelcey; brother, Douglas Crum of Stuart, Florida/Vernon, NJ; sister, Reida Richards of Willingboro, New Jersey; a host of extended family and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC 27615 or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400


Donations may be made to:

Transitions LifeCare
250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

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