Paul W. Crewell - December 19, 2017

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  SELKIRK      -- Paul W. Crewell, age 71, died suddenly on December 19, 2017.  Mr. Crewell was born in Albany on February 21, 1946 to the late Elvin and Anna Mary Cupps Crewell.  He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Crewell, on October 16, 1965.  They have been happily married for 52 wonderful years.  Mr. Crewell retired from Hamilton Printing Company of Castleton in 2008 after 44 years of service.

     Paul enjoyed helping his neighbors and friends and was a great carpenter and handyman.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards, trap shooting, gardening and most of all spending time with his loving family.  Paul proudly served in the US Army from 1965 to 1967 and was a member of the Ravena VFW.

     In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved daughter (the apple of his eye), Catherine (Jeffrey) Carleton of Spring City, PA;   his sister, Linda (Mark) Fremgen of Colonie; several wonderful nieces and nephews; his precious cat, Callie;  and grandfather to his daughterís chinchillas, Dasher and Cosmo.  Paul was predeceased by his sister, Jeannette Duncan and his brother Thomas Crewell.

     The family would like to thank Paulís nephew, Andy Gonyea and his friends for building the wheelchair ramp and to the wonderful staff at St. Peterís Hospital for their compassion during his illness.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 11 to 1 PM.  All other services will be private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Cancer Society.