|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1999|
"Alfred E. Crehan, a graduate of the 1952 class of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a retired Lt. Col. in the United States Air Force, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999. He was 70. He was one of nine children, three sons and six daughters of Matthew and Katherine Crehan who were Irish immigrants and longtime residents of Dorchester, Mass. and active for a number of years in Boston political life. Col. Crehan's congressional appointment to West Point was sponsored by John McCormick who was at that time, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Col. Crehan was named for presidential canidate Alfred E. Smith, who was a close friend of his father and who was present at his birth. Col. Crehan attended Dartmouth College. He began his career with the Air Force at Stallings AFB in 1953. He was also stationed at Bryan, Texas; Nellis, Nevada; Victoria, Texas and Williams Field from 1955 to 1959. He was part of a flying training squadron located in Japan that was responsible for training pilots to fly the F86. He was married for 40 years to Bernadine Crehan, who died of caner in 1994. Survivors include his children, Susan Crehan-Hostetler of Athens, Ohio, Alfred E. Crehan Jr. of Plainfield, NJ, Mark G. Crehan of Jackson, NJ, Katherine Sharp of Fayetteville, Ark., Matthew J. Crehan and Lisa A. Crehan of New York City; one sister, Virginia Verrochi of Brewster, Mass; one son-in-law, Daivd [s.i.c.] L. Hostetler, who is a sculptor and professor emeritus of Ohio University's School of Art; and ten grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 3, at Lippincott Funeral Home, 92 Main St., Chester. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Chapel of The Most Holy Trinity, West Point. Burial will be in Post Cemetery, West Point. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Class of 1952 Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Rd., West Point, NY 10996 or the Chapel of The Most Holy Trinity, West Point. Arrangements were made by Lippincott Funeral Home, Chester."
NOTE: no relation to B.E.F. Stienstra.
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Barbara Elsie Feist Stie...
Record added: Jan 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13100292
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