Steven D. Crawley, 45

Published 5:33pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Steven Douglas Crawley, 45

Born: Sept. 19, 1967

Died: Feb. 20, 2013


Steven Douglas Crawley, 45, of Kalamazoo, passed away on Feb. 20, 2013, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after a prolonged illness.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1967, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac to James L. Crawley Jr. and Mary L. Crawley.

Steven grew up in Dowagiac, where he graduated from Union High School and Southwestern Michigan College.

Steven moved to Kalamazoo, where he attended Western Michigan University and worked as a bartender at Waldo’s Tavern on the WMU campus for 17 years until his illness.

He loved to draw with a passion for animation and comic books. Steven loved to cook, spend time with his family and friends in both Kalamazoo and Dowagiac, and he was also a big fan of the U of M Wolverines and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Steven is survived by: his mom, Mary L., and dad, James L. Crawley Jr.; brother, James L. Crawley III; his grandparents, Mary Edwina Crawley, Beatrice Jackson and James L. Crawley Sr., all of Dowagiac.

He is also survived by: three aunts, Patricia A. (Robert) Gonder of Cornelius, N.C., Theresa L. (Robert) Davis of Cornelius, N.C., and Carol A. (Lewis, deceased) of Dowagiac; two great- aunts, Barbara Hibler Shivers of Dowagiac and Shirley Teachey of Detroit; cousins, David (Mya) Gonder of Kannapolis, N.C., Dionne (Robin Jr.) Stanley of Mebane, N.C., Michael Davis and Taryn Davis (Christopher) Boykin of Cornelius, N.C., Andrew Crawley of Dowagiac and Timothy Crawley of Atlanta, Ga., as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at Yazel and Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, at noon on Saturday, March 2.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Kidney Foundation in memory of Steven D. Crawley.

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