Kenneth G. Crump, South Abington Township, died May 6 in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. His wife of nearly 64 years is Jean C. (Lewis) Crump; they were married in 1949. He was born 1920 in Scranton, the son of the late George W. and Lulu H. (Kellow) Crump. He grew up on the West Mountain, was an active member of the Boy Scouts, and participated in the first Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, DC. He graduated from Technical High School in Scranton, the Philco Technical School in Philadelphia, and attended the Penn State Extension. He served in the Army Signal Corp. during WWII in the Pacific Theater, landing in Japan with the occupation forces. After returning from the war, he was employed by the John T. Porter Co. in Scranton. Afterward, he worked many years for Loral (previously known as Weston), and retired in 1985. During his retirement, he enjoyed his many pastimes. He was a long-time member of Clarks Green United Methodist Church.
He was a loving husband and father. He possessed a witty sense of humor, and delighted in the sound of laughter. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, working the land, hunting and golfing. He also enjoyed dancing, and spending time with friends and family. They are the parents of three children: George W., Willow Grove; Kenneth R., York; and Carolyn J., Winston-Salem, N.C. Also surviving: a sister, Patricia, and her husband the Rev. Richard W. Russell, of South Abington Township, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, one step great-great granddaughter, nieces and nephews, and many loving cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Swan of Hollywood Fla., Romayne E. of Dunmore, and a brother, Donald W. of Miami, Fla. To send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, 18411.