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John M. Crowley, 68, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away peacefully August 11, 2017, at his home, with his wife by his side, after a battle with cancer. John was born in Plattsburgh, graduated from Altona High School and furthered his education at Saint Michael's College. After graduating college he proudly served in the United States Army with the 509th Airborne Division and was honorably discharged in 1974. He was employed by the New York State Department of Corrections first as a counselor, eventually becoming Deputy Superintendent. He retired from NYSDOCCS after 35 years of state service. First and foremost, John was a family man and was happiest spending time with his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting and going for walks in the woods on his land. In retirement he enjoyed golfing and continued to do so up until his passing. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Janet Crowley and a nephew, Timothy Crowley. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Karen (Ross) Crowley; daughters, Amy Romano and her husband Peter of Nolensville, Tenn., and Megan Crowley of Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Shawn Crowley of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; grandchildren, Peter, Dominic, and Carmen Romano; a brother, Thomas Crowley and his wife Kathleen of Holbrook, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
At John's request there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 14, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on August 12, 2017
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