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James Sterns Crane

  • Birth 11 May 1914 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 1998 Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Burial Metuchen, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Chapel Garden
  • Memorial ID 109660107

James S. Crane, 83, of Syracuse, New York, a former New Jersey resident, died at Community General Hospital in Syracuse.

He was born in Newark, New Jersey the son of Charlotte Crane. He lived in Kearny, New Jersey and Tarpon Springs, Florida before moving to Syracuse in 1996.

James was employed for more than 30 years with Western Electric Corp., in Kearny, New Jersey before retiring as a supervisor of the shipping department in 1974.

He was an avid bowler.

James was predeceased by his first wife Emma Dorothy Brinkman-Crane who died in 1975. He was the loving father of their three children James Crane of Hackettstown, New Jersey, Thomas Crane of Arizona and Linda a/k/a Lynne Crane-Angley of Piscataway, New Jeresey.

He was survived also by his second wife, Alfreda Naylor Crane of Syracuse and two step-daughters, Jean Whatley of Syracuse and Annie Goldstein of Georgia.

James was the devoted grandfather of nine grandchildren and four great-grandsons.

A wake was held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 1998.

Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 1998 at Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, New Jersey.

Crane Family Bedtime Prayer

Father, who I cannot see,
Look down from Heaven on little me,
The angels through my darkness spread
Their holy wings about my bed.
Keep me safe because I am
The Heavenly Shepherd's little Lamb.
God Bless my family and
Help me to be a good little boy/girl.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 109660107
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Sterns Crane (11 May 1914–23 Mar 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109660107, citing First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Metuchen, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by gwtwqueenie (contributor 47729012) .