William A. Crandall, Jr.

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William A. Crandall, Jr.

July 03, 1921 - March 13, 2019

William A. Crandall, Jr. William A. Crandall, Jr., age 97, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Elderwood Skilled Nursing at Wheatfield. Born in Lackawanna, NY, he was the son of the late William A. and Ruth (Kitchen) Crandall, Sr.
Mr. Crandall's wife, Agnes W. (Winters) Crandall, recently passed away on February 28, 2019. William married Agnes W. Crandall (Winters) on April 7, 1945.
William, prior to joining the family business, was an engineer for Bell Aerospace, and was instrumental in the development of some of Bell's first helicopters. William then took over as owner and operator of W.A. Crandall & Son's Inc. paint and wallpaper store which had two locations in Niagara Falls, NY, for 68 years. He was an avid photographer and had a passion for the outdoors, farming, and tractors. He was also a pilot and at one time owned two planes. Above all, he was a devoted to his family and spending time with them.
William is survived by two children, William A. (Linda) Crandall III and Patricia (Russ) Bachman; and was predeceased by one daughter, Donna F. Crandall. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Tiffin (David) Holland, Megan (Jonah) Kiehle, Larissa Bachman, Ethan Bachman, Theresa (Tim) Connors, William A. (Lisa) Crandall IV, and Taryn (Jeff) Wierzbicki; four great-grandchildren, Adriyanna, Iyson, Weiler and Manox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will begin on Friday, March 15th from 9 AM - 12 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will follow at 12:00 PM. Burial in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.
If desired, memorials can be made to Niagara Hospice. Please visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on March 13, 2019
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William A. (Linda) Crandall III
Mar 14, 2019
Also survived by his great-grandchildren Paige & Michael Crandall and Jeffrey Jr. & Angela Wierzbicki.
John Jacoby
Mar 14, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss of your dad and recently your mom. Your mom and dad are reunited in the kingdom of heaven
Ed Lilly Jr
Mar 13, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Mr. Crandall helped our family many times at his paint store. Ed Lilly Family