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July 19, 1943 — February 8, 2021

John S. CRAWFORD, 77, of Hinsdale, NY, formerly of Wellsville, died Monday, February 8, 2021 in Olean General Hospital.

Born July 19, 1943, in Olean, he was the son of Herbert H. and Elsie Wilber Crawford.  On April 1, 1974, in Olean, he married the former Lillian Dorothy Heysham, who predeceased him on September 30, 1996.  John attended high school in Hinsdale.  He owned and operated the South Main Diner in Wellsville.

Surviving are:  three sons, Andy (Kristen) Crawford of Wellsville, Jack (Michelle) Crawford of Wellsville, and Chad Crawford of Hinsdale;  six grandchildren, Jacqueline, Joseph, Loralai, Kaelyn, Jonathan, and Alex;  a brother, David (Nancy) Crawford of Olean;  two sisters, Frieda (William) Cousins of Olean and Sherlyn (Scott) McNeil of Friendship;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by seven brothers, Russel Crawford, Lewis Crawford, Herman Crawford, Harold Crawford, Andy Crawford, Loren Crawford, and Gerald Crawford;  and a sister, Marion Studley.

Services will be private.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County at, the SPCA in Cattaraugus County at, or Woodlawn Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 82, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at

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