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Edward Crump, III
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1924
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2011
Oregon, USA

June 1, 1924 - Jan. 27, 2011

SALEM- Edward Crump III was born June 1, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Edward Crump Jr. and Florence Shaw Crump. His father was a graduate of Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) School of Architecture. Later, as a building contractor, his father built many of Pittsburgh's landmarks.

Ed often joked that he "peaked at twenty-one". He was a successful athlete at his beloved Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, where he lettered twice in football and wrestling, and in baseball which he captained in his Senior year. He then completed one year at Brown University, where he played Freshman football, and joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Then he answered his country's call to military service in World War II.

Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served for three years, some of it in the China-Burma-India Theater of War, where he flew the "Hump" from India into China, helping to keep the Chinese Army and Gen. Chennault's Flying Tigers supplied in their struggle with the invading Japanese. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, and three Bronze Battle Stars, all before his 21st birthday.

After the War, he returned to Brown and graduated in 1948, with a BA in English. It was at Brown that he met Adelle Louise Copp, whom he married in 1949. They settled in Pittsburgh, and had two daughters, Melissa and Susan. Sadly, the marriage ended in divorce in 1955. It was during this period that Ed developed a strong interest in the field of psychology, which was to become his life's work.

Early in 1957, he met Eileen Elizabeth Martin, and they were married in July of that year. They moved to Florida where Ed got a teaching fellowship at the University of Miami, which led to a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Together with David, who had been born in 1959, they moved to Washington, D.C. where Ed was hired as an Advisor to the U.S. Employment Service during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

Returning to Florida, Ed was appointed Executive Director of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Foundation of South Florida. This was followed by a lengthy period of private practice in guidance and counseling, and another career move, this time to Seattle, WA.

Ed held memberships in many organizations. In Pittsburgh, he was a member of Longue Vue Country Club, the University Club, and served as a Director of Kingsley House and the Metropolitan YMCA. He especially treasured membership in the American Psychological Assn., American Personnel & Guidance Assn., Rotary International, Elks, Hump Pilots Assn., China-Burma-India Veterans' Assn., and an award received for 50 years of membership in the Sons Of The American Revolution.

Ed & Eileen retired to Salem, OR in 2003, where they both served as volunteer hosts at the Walton Guest House. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Martin Crump; son, David Lee Crump of Seattle; daughters, Melissa Crump Cook of New York City, and Susan Crump Hammond of Medfield, MA; and two grandchildren, Matthew & Peter Hammond. Contributions may be made to Willamatte Valley Hospice.

Published in StatesmanJournal on January 30, 2011 
Created by: Craig (Gibson/Tucker) Hu...
Record added: Jan 30, 2011
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Edward Crump, III
Added by: Craig (Gibson/Tucker) Humes
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