Melvin Arthur Crago
Hancock County Courier
January 22, 2009
Melvin Arthur Crago, 83, of New Cumberland passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born January 25, 1925 in New Cumberland, a son of the late Charles Cooper and Esther (Wylie) Crago. He was preceded in death by a son, Melvin C. “Butch” Crago; two brothers, Raymond and Wesley Crago and two sisters, Eleanor Stevens and Burnice Hummell. Melvin retired from Williams Country Club with 53 years of service as a greens keeper. He was a social member of the VFW post #3526 and attended the New Cumberland Free Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Lane (Tingler) Crago, at home; two daughters, Mona (Allen) Katzenmeyer and Sondra (Frank) Nalley’ two step-s0ns, Alvin Chambers and John (Cindy) Chambers; two step-daughters, Ellen (Virgil) Wickham, Jr. and Tina (Hugh) Tate, all of New Cumberland; a sister, Dorthea (Audley ) Keifer of Clinton; 34 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Turley Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the New Cumberland Cemetery.