Clement "Bus" I. Crowley (1921 - 2012)

Clement I. Crowley
1921 - 2012
updated February 06, 2019
Clement "Bus" I. Crowley, father to 1 child, was born on July 21, 1921 in Port Kenyon, California. Clement 's partner was Alice McGarraghy, and they gave birth to Patrick Kevin Crowley. He died on January 26, 2012 in Rochester, New York at age 90.

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Clement "Bus" I. Crowley
Most commonly known name
Male
Gender
Clement
First name
I.
Middle name
Crowley
Last name(s)
Unknown
Nickname(s) or aliases
Unknown. Did Clement move a lot? Where was his last known location?
Last known residence
Clement Crowley was born on in Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, California United States 95536
Birth
Clement Crowley died on in Rochester, Monroe County, New York United States 14621
Death
Clement Crowley was born on in Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, California United States 95536
Clement Crowley died on in Rochester, Monroe County, New York United States 14621
Birth
Death
Heart attack
Cause of death
Pittsford Cemetery, in Rochester, New York United States of America
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Ethnicity & Lineage

Caucasian

Nationality & Locations Lived

USA

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

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.

Professions

Chemist :Eastman Kodak Corp. 1947-1980.
Realtor: Part Time For His father-in-law McGarraghy Realtor. 1949-1965.
Returned to real estate in 1981 As a successful rRealtor/Broker,with Realtor son Patrick K.Crowley 1981-1993.

Personal Life & Organizations

Bus and Alice were dedicated parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. To help keep the parish school running, the Crowley's started Saturday night Bingo and, in 25 years, raised more than one million dollars.

Military Service

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.

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Jul 9, 1919 - Aug 14, 1999

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May 1, 1955 - Unknown

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Obituary D&C Rochester,NY 2012
Very limited obituary because,a full obituary was would have been a best selling novel.
This obituary added to this site by his son.
Patrick K.Crowley.
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OBITUARY
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 West Irondequoit.NY;
Michael C.(Ellen) Crowley of Brighton/Pittsford.NY;
Dr.Eileen D. Crowley of Chicago, ;
Patrick K.Crowley of Harbor Beach,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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In 1921, in the year that Clement "Bus" I. Crowley was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1935, at the age of just 14 years old, Clement was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1946, by the time he was 25 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1955, Clement was 34 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1977, he was 56 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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