Kathleen Mary Caprio Crawford, 84, established Pleasant Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning

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HAMPSTEAD — Kathleen Mary Caprio Crawford, 84, passed away at her home Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born in Akron, N.Y., July 6, 1932, daughter of the late Marshall Caprio and Rose Perfetto Caprio.

While living overseas, Mrs. Crawford had been employed with Northrup at the airport in Dhahran, Saudia Arabia. She also spent time as a volunteer at the Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville, N.C. Upon retiring to Hampstead in 1986, the Crawfords established Pleasant Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning. She kept the books, and the business is still presently in operation today.

Mrs. Crawford and her husband became charter members of Lutheran Church of Reconciliation. She was a member and past president of the Hampstead Garden Club, an avid bowler and she enjoyed RVing with her husband.

Surviving are her husband, Laurence Eugene Crawford; son, Bryant Crawford (Nan); daughter, Marianne Erlewine; grandchildren, David Crawford (Marissa), Brenda Williamson, Cherie Sheahan (John), Jeremy Erlewine (Mollie Lea), Melissa Batts (Adam), Kristen Thacker (Larry) and Jennifer Terry (Patrick); great-grandchildren, Tyler Austin Crawford, Blake Adam Batts, Emily Rose Batts, Reed Michael Williamson, Allie Kate Batts, Addison Marie Crawford, Grady Wayne Thacker, Cole David Crawford, Nolan Shane Thacker, Jonah James Thacker, Gerald Batts, Angel Batts, Joshua Batts, Hazel Sea Erlewine, Regan Terry and Lila Terry; and sister, Philomena Caprio.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington, with Pastor Bill Milholland officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lutheran Church of Reconciliation or the Humane Society.

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