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Francis Richard Crowther, II




Francis Richard Crowther II, 83, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Monday, June 14, 1937 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Francis Richard Crowther Sr. and the late Ethel Josephine Crowther.

Richard retired from the Maryland Department of Corrections where he worked as a Food Administrator. He was also chef and co-owner of the Burlap Sack Restaurant in Hagerstown, MD. He was an active member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association where served as a lobbyist. He held memberships in the Potomac Fish and Game Club, the American Legion Post 42, the Moose Lodge, the National Audubon Society, and the Good Sam Club.

Richard was a collector of antiques, an avid outdoorsman and waterman, enjoyed cooking, traveling, reading, world politics, fishing and camping. He especially loved spending time at the ocean with his family and dogs. Richard was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and received his Associate of Arts degree from Hagerstown Community College.

He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen P. Barkman-Crowther; three daughters, Gwen McCully and husband Mike, Patty Goldenberg and husband Paul, and Susan Bruchey and husband Bob; two granddaughters, Emily McCully, Amelia McCully; five grandsons, Connor McCully, William McCully, Matt Goldenberg, Robert Bruchey, III, Patrick Bruchey; great-grandson, Bo Bruchey; great-granddaughter, Madelyn Bruchey; and sister, Dione Marchione.

Services will be held privately at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Stephanie Steele officiating.

Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wash Co. Humane Society, 13011 Maugansville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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I will always remember holidays and other family gatherings with Uncle Dick while growing up. They are wonderful memories.

Mark Marchione
Parkton , Maryland

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