"The late R. Kenneth Crawford (on left) and David P. Crawford have established a
family tradition on which many families in the Rochester area depend for
comfort and reassurance in times of shock, stress, and bereavement."
"The seeds of that tradition were sown in 1932, when Kenneth Crawford,
after attending the University of North Dakota, began serving his funeral
service apprenticeship. Moving East in 1934, he was graduated from the
Simmons School of Embalming in Syracuse, then went on to gain invaluable
experience in association with the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Church, Inc,
and the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Homes in the New York City area."
"Kenneth Crawford and his wife Roberta settled in Rochester in 1942, when he began a long association with the Ingmire and Nagle Funeral Home, which he served six years as licensed manager. During this period, he entered into a lifetime of civic activity. He became a member of the Rochester Jaycees, the Rochester Kiwanis, and the Rochester Opportune Club, a director of the Rochester Ad Club, and a vestryman of the Church of the Ascension."
"The time came for Kenneth Crawford to enter into business for himself. In April 1957, he established the R. Kenneth Crawford Funeral Home at 495 N. Winton Road, a spacious frame residence in a park-like setting which for thirty-six years had been the private home of the George Otto family in the highly respected Browncroft section of the city. The firm was incorporated as the Crawford Funeral Home Inc. in 1975, one year after David P. Crawford joined his father in business."