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Joseph Crowley, Jr.

Obituary of Joseph J. Crowley, Jr.

Joseph J. Crowley, Jr. Allegany, NY Joseph J. Crowley, Jr. of 4115 S. Nine Mile Rd., passed away peacefully Monday (September 28, 2020) at his home. Born March 20, 1954 in Olean, he was the son of Joseph J. and A. Lorraine Schuster Crowley, Sr. On August 24, 1974 at Holy Name of Mary Church in Ellicottville he married Debra Kent who survives. Joseph was a 1972 graduate of Ellicottville Central School and later attended the National School of Heavy Equipment in North Carolina. He and his siblings grew up on the family farm in Ellicottville and he remained in farming almost his entire life, having operated along with his wife the Crowley Dairy Farms in Great Valley until his retirement in 1992. After retiring from farming, Joe went into construction for Richard Peck and later for I.A. Construction. He retired from construction work as an employee of Taylor and Armstrong. He enjoyed gardening, tractor pulls, and being around or driving fast cars. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Great Valley Fire Department for 25 years and also was an active member of the Sons of the American Legion in Allegany Post 892. He mostly doted on his 4 grandchildren who were the light of his life. In addition to his wife Debra, he is survived by his mother Lorraine of Great Valley; 3 children Jeremy (Krista) Crowley, Deanne Crowley and Joette (Jeff) Morgan, all of Allegany; 4 grandchildren Damin and Conner Crowley and Derrick and Lillian Morgan; 4 siblings Laurie Crowley of Allegany, Steve (Cheryl) Crowley of Ellicottville, Kathy (Mark) Hagon of Great Valley and Bob (Debbie) Crowley of Great Valley and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Joseph on January 24, 1967. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A memorial service will be held Thursday (October 1, 2020) at 11am at St. Bonaventure Church. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany Engine Co., 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706 or to the Allegany American Legion, 4350 NY-417, Allegany, NY 14706. The use of a mask will be required during visitation and at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com. In addition to his wife Debra, he is survived by his mother Lorraine of Great Valley; 3 children Jeremy (Krista) Crowley, Deanne Crowley and Joette (Jeff) Morgan, all of Allegany; 4 grandchildren Damin and Conner Crowley and Derrick and Lillian Morgan; 4 siblings Laurie Crowley of Allegany, Steve (Cheryl) Crowley of Ellicottville, Kathy (Mark) Hagon of Great Valley and Bob (Debbie) Crowley of Great Valley and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Joseph on January 24, 1967. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A memorial service will be held Thursday (October 1, 2020) at 11am at St. Bonaventure Church. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany Engine Co., 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706 or to the Allegany American Legion, 4350 NY-417, Allegany, NY 14706. The use of a mask will be required during visitation and at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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