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Thomas Crane

Canisteo, New York

May 16, 1944 - December 14, 2019

Thomas Crane Obituary

Thomas F. Crane Canisteo Thomas F. Crane, 75 of Purdy Creek Road, passed away at Elderwood At Hornell on Saturday (Dec. 14, 2019) Born in Corning NY, May 16, 1944, the son of Francis and Pruda LaBar Crane, he was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School, He had resided in the Town of Canisteo since 1964. Tom had been employed by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation until his retirement. Throughout his life, Tom was an avid outdoorsman. Early on, he enjoyed snowmobiles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Being a master of many trades, he had a lifelong passion for cars and trucks which led to numerous light to full frame off restorations. This passion led into antique tractors, especially John Deere. He built the "Killer B" which was notoriously successful for years on the two cylinder pulling circuit. He also had an extensive hit and miss motor collection as well. For 40+ years he bought and sold antique parts and memorabilia and was a vendor at all major events. Throughout the years Tom and Pat were involved in many clubs and organizations that supported all these endeavors. They both enjoyed attending Woodhull Raceway and supporting local race teams as well as attending local sporting events. Time spent with his family was important to him. He was a devoted grandfather. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife; the former Patricia Trowbridge to whom he was married on November, 14, 1964. Pat passed away on October 28, 2018. He is survived by his daughters; Andrea (Scott) Burdick of Canisteo, and Dianna (Charles) Cecala of Myrtle Beach, his sons; Allan (Laura) Crane of California and Eric (Alicia) Crane of Rochester, four grandchildren; Alaina and Kylan Burdick, Meggin Stewart and Courtney Cecala, two great grandchildren; Mason and Noah. To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family will be present from 3-6 PM Monday (Dec. 16, 2019) to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo where a Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6 PM. Pastor Jim Patton will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Canisteo. . In lieu of flowers, the family requests you to make memorial contributions in his mane to the charity of your choice.

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Thomas F. Crane Canisteo Thomas F. Crane, 75 of Purdy Creek Road, passed away at Elderwood At Hornell on Saturday (Dec. 14, 2019) Born in Corning NY, May 16, 1944, the son of Francis and Pruda LaBar Crane, he was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School, He had resided in the Town of Canisteo since 1964. Tom had been employed by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation until his retirement. Throughout his life, Tom was an avid outdoorsman. Early on, he enjoyed snowmobiles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Being a master of many trades, he had a lifelong passion for cars and trucks which led to numerous light to full frame off restorations. This passion led into antique tractors, especially John Deere. He built the "Killer B" which was notoriously successful for years on the two cylinder pulling circuit. He also had an extensive hit and miss motor collection as well. For 40+ years he bought and sold antique parts and memorabilia and was a vendor at all major events. Throughout the years Tom and Pat were involved in many clubs and organizations that supported all these endeavors. They both enjoyed attending Woodhull Raceway and supporting local race teams as well as attending local sporting events. Time spent with his family was important to him. He was a devoted grandfather. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife; the former Patricia Trowbridge to whom he was married on November, 14, 1964. Pat passed away on October 28, 2018. He is survived by his daughters; Andrea (Scott) Burdick of Canisteo, and Dianna (Charles) Cecala of Myrtle Beach, his sons; Allan (Laura) Crane of California and Eric (Alicia) Crane of Rochester, four grandchildren; Alaina and Kylan Burdick, Meggin Stewart and Courtney Cecala, two great grandchildren; Mason and Noah. To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family will be present from 3-6 PM Monday (Dec. 16, 2019) to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo where a Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6 PM. Pastor Jim Patton will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Canisteo. . In lieu of flowers, the family requests you to make memorial contributions in his mane to the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Thomas Crane hosted by Bender Brown & Powers Funeral Home.

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