Vincent D. McCraneNovember 2, 1932 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 84)
Vincent D. McCrane, of Merchantville passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. He was 84. Vincent was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the midst of the Great Depression. One of five children, he grew up in the Kensington section of the city. During the Korean War he served in the Air Force and upon his discharge enrolled at LaSalle University where he earned his BA in Political Science. He loved history and became a Philadelphia school teacher, retiring in 1988. He enjoyed woodworking, his buddies at the bar and, of course, he loved his movies, especially a good shoot-em-up or Western. There was hardly any actor from the golden age of Hollywood he couldn’t tell you about. He lived his life quietly and peacefully, and surrounded by family passed from this life the same way.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Mabel McCrane, his brothers James Jr., John and his sister Pat. He is survived by Helen, his devoted wife of 48 years, his three loving children, Ian McCrane (Barbie Sue), Siobhan McCrane-Merk (Tom), Michael McCrane (Linda), ten grandchildren and his sister Peg Klinger.
Family and friends are invited to St. John’s Church of St. Theresa of Calcutta Parish, 809 Park Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 on Monday, July 17. Visitation from 9:30AM to 10:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Interment to be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For condolences, please visit www.gaskillbrown.com
Plays & Players Theatre
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