Crandell, Alvin K.

April 28, 2004

The Lord brought home his servant Alvin Kirkwood Crandell, 87, on Monday, April 26, 2004. After battling cancer, Mr. Crandell died peacefully in his home surrounded by those who loved him. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Crandell was a millwright for Bethlehem Steel before enlisting and serving in World War II. He was a Chief Boatswain's mate in the United States Navy, serving 20 years of active duty. Mr. Crandell worked over 21 years for Navy Public Works, and for the Virginia Beach Fire Department. He was an active member of Virginia Beach Community Chapel. Predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Elaine Lydia Hudson Crandell, Mr. Crandell is survived by two daughters, Diane Najera and her husband, rocky, of Virginia Beach and Beverly Crandell of Hampton and three sons, Jack and his wife, Connie and Timothy and his wife, Jill Staley Crandell, all of Virginia Beach and David and his partner Don Eichberger, of Vancouver, Washington. He will also be missed by his ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous friends. A Funeral will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, in Virginia Beach Community Chapel by the Rev. Mark C. Scharfe. Burial will immediately follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, Phone 757-463-0150. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Missionary fund at Virginia Beach Community Chapel, 1261 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

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