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David Crowther

David R. Crowther, 78, Clarks Green, formerly of Fleetville, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday. He was the husband of Janet Crowther.

Born in Philadelphia, David was the son of the late David and Helen Margaret Crowther. He graduated from Princeton University

He began his career with Bell Telephone of PA. He moved to Scranton where he worked for Haddon Craftsman and then for ICS, eventually serving as president of ICS. When he left the business world he pursued his passion for antiques for thirty years with his own business, Appletree Antiques.

He was an active member in Benton Township civic life first as a member of the Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company and later on the Benton Township Planning Commission.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons: David (Theresa) of New Jersey, Alan (Sefika) of Philadelphia and John (Adrienne) Crowther of San Francisco; six grandchildren, Lillian, Nora, Henry, Jay, Paige and Samantha.

A special thank you to Doctor Michael Kondash, Michael Lukus and the caregivers at Traditional Home Health for their compassionate assistance.

Services will be private at the wish of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Clarks Summit Ambulance, Fleetville Fire Company, or a food bank of the donor’s choice.

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My dear friend. Just now knowing about your leaving us... I am so saddened and my heart is so heavy. You have been my friend for 50 years. You have been so kind. You have showed your compassion. You have a full soul of love. I will be thinking of you.

Daryl Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Janet, I just read of David's passing. I send condolences and prayers to you and your family. It was a privilege to have known Dave, to have been awed by his intelligence and knowledge and to know someone with such inherent goodwill, honesty and kindness.Mary Ross Great Neck, NY

Mary Ross May 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dave was somewhat of a fixture in our lives for decades. He lived at the end of our road; we saw him at least once a year at an annual Christmas party; we visited his shop; he was active in local municipal government. He was someone who was just always there, and above all, he was a true gentleman and scholar.

John & Caroline Seamans Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

David was a quiet & gentle caring person I knew from auctionsand dealing with antiques. May he rest in peace.

Lois Berry Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Janet, I was so sorry to hear about David. Please accept my condolences for you and your family. I hope to see you (some day) at the senior center. Again, I am so very sorry.

Chris Sevensky Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM

We were very sorry to read of David's passing. About twenty five years ago we began to pursue our interest in antiques. One of the first persons whom we met was David. Our paths crossed frequently over these years. Throughout this time our interactions with David were very much the same. He was very helpful when asked but our foremost memory of David was his kindness. We both agree that he was one of the kindest men that we ever met.Ginger and Pat McCabe

Patrick and Virginia McCabe Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM

It was with sadness that I learned this morning of Davids' Passing. Davids' Keen Eye, Knowledge and passion/appreciation of History and The Arts was evident to all that knew him. His quiet deliberation and his intuition of Quality was also evident along with his Honesty, Integrity and Generosity. He will be missed by all that had the Privilege to have known him ! Jim Sittig

James Sittig Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to her if Mr Crowthers passing. I worked for him 30? Year ago at ICS at a relatively entree level position. He was a fine person to work for and cared about his employees. He truly valued you and your opinion no matter what level of management you served at.I specifically remember when he left ICS; he made an effort over days to say good bye to each and every one of the hundreds employed there-showing great respect to each of us a he did when he was our boss.It was a beautifully written obituary.So sorry for your loss.Jim davenport

James davenport Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss.  Dave was a wonderful mentor and a true leader.

Gerald Burns Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM