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Clement "Bus" I. Crowley 1921 - 2012 was a member of the Crowley family. Clement was born on July 21, 1921. Clement died on January 26, 2012 at 90 years old.
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Rochester, New York United States of America
Realtor: Part Time For His father-in-law McGarraghy Realtor. 1949-1965.
Returned to real estate in 1981 As a successful Realtor,with son Patrick.
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Obituary D&C Rochester,NY 2012
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Crowley, Clement I. "Bus"
West Irondequoit: Clement "Bus" Crowley, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully January 26, 2012, at the age of 90.
A resident of Irondequoit for more than six decades, he was a chemist at Eastman Kodak Company for 37 years. Early on, he also worked for a time in his father-in-law's McGarraghy Real Estate on Portland Avenue. Upon retirement from Kodak, he opened a residential/commercial real estate business at his home on Nob Hill.
Bus met his future wife Alice Mae McGarraghy after she agreed to write a serviceman at the start of World War II. He picked her name off a list put together by her bowling team. The two met once before he went overseas, wrote letters for three years, and got married one month after he returned from Europe.
A Third Army medic, Bus won a grass-court tennis championship while waiting to be deployed from England. He miraculously survived such battles as The Battle of the Bulge and The Invasion of Normandy (Awarded Five Battle Stars) and campaigns as Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, he earned a B.S. in agricultural science. Subsequently, he was hired by Cornell University to work on a government project focused on potato farming and crop innovation.
Mr. Crowley was environmentally conscious and advocated for green energy. He pursued green alternatives well into his 80's, writing an op-ed piece for the D&C in 2007 arguing for the construction of a hydroelectric dam at the Veterans Memorial Bridge. He was an outspoken proponent for the use of wind energy at Chapel Oaks where he lived his last six years.
His wife died after a long illness in 1999. But they had more than 50 years of good times. They enjoyed traveling to every state in the U.S. with their four children, they played bridge, and summered at York Beach, Maine. He coached baseball and basketball teams and was quite a ballplayer himself. On one Kodak lunch hour, he hit three home runs.
Bus and Alice were dedicated parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. To help keep the parish school running, the Crowleys started Saturday night Bingo and, in 25 years, raised more than one million dollars.
Born July 21, 1921 in Scotia, California, to Charles and Mary (Flaherty) Crowley, Bus inherited a very big name - Clement Ignatius Crowley - from his uncle who died of pneumonia while training as a soldier in World War I. Nearly 11 pounds at birth, he was what people of the day called a "buster." The child called Buster became the man Bus.
Bus is survived by his four children and their spouses, Kathleen (Patrick) Francis of Irondequoit; Michael C. (Ellen) Crowley of Pittsford; Dr.Eileen D.(Terry) Crowley of Chicago, Il; Patrick K. Crowley of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl; his five grandchildren, Heather (Scott) Eichin, Blanca (Troy) Mosconi, Omar Horak, Sean M. (Nadia) Crowley, Erin C. Crowley; and three great-grandchildren Skylar and Brady Mosconi and Zachary Eichin. He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law, Evie Lynch of Webster and several nieces and nephews.
His family will receive friends Friday February 3rd from 4:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home. His funeral mass will be the following day at 12:30 pm at St. Ann's Chapel, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621.Interment 'Pittsford Cemetery.'
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