Paul Edward Crawmer Sr., 83, of Newark, Ohio and formerly of Glen St. Mary, died at his home on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born in Toboso, Ohio on September 19, 1929 to the late John William and Ollie (Nethers) Crawmer and graduated from Hanover High School. He was very proud to have been employed by Newark Hospital as its first ward boy. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Koran War. Mr. Crawmer was employed by Kaiser Aluminum in Heath, Ohio and Jacksonville, and retired in 1991.He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, coaching Little League sports and fishing. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Newark Druids.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Norma Jean (Bowers) Crawmer of Newark; children Gerry (Ken) McNabb of Dunedin, FL, Jean (Scott) Gartside of Heath, OH, Paul (Lynn) Crawmer Jr. of Newberry, FL, Robert Crawmer of Glen St. Mary and Pamela (Tony) Nicoli of Fruit Cove, FL; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Mary Lou (Donald) Osborn of Toboso; brothers-in-law Kenneth and Robert Bowers; sisters-in-law, Shirley Linn and Maxine Crawmer; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother William J. Crawmer; and his granddaughter Sheila Marie Sunkle Byers.
A funeral liturgy was held at Reed-Egan Funeral Home in Newark at on Saturday, January 6 with Father Jan Sullivan celebrating. Interment followed in Hanover Cemetery with military honors.