Robert “Crow” Crawford, 83, Portrayed Santa in Greenwich

Information from Castiglione Funeral Home

Robert "Crow" Crawford playing Santa at Sam Bridge Nursery. Photo: Leslie Yager

Robert “Crow” Crawford playing Santa at Sam Bridge Nursery. Photo: Leslie Yager

Robert “Crow” Crawford, 83, a long-time resident of Greenwich, passed away on July 27, 2019 at Greenwich Hospital. He was the loving husband to the late Patricia Larsen Crawford.

Bob was born on January 14, 1936 in Shelton to the late Ronald and Nonna Welton Crawford.

For much of Bob’s life he was an electrician, working on high tension lines, however, he is best remembered for portraying Santa in his visits to children at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and at McArdles Florist in Greenwich. He was also a member and past president of the Glenville Fire Department, he was also member of the Byram Shore Boat Club.

Bob also found great joy in being on the open road, riding his Harley and hunting from his tree stand. His greatest passion was his family.

He is survived by his three children; Steven (Lori Lorenzini), Kelly (Gregg Schatz), Robert (Diane Goldberg) as well as his grandchildren; Ashley, Casey and Jamie Crawford. Bob was predeceased by his granddaughter Beverly Crawford. Bob is survived by his brother Jim Crawford, his sister-in-law Audrey and was predeceased by his siblings Doris Carbone, Margie Zwart and William Crawford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Rd #3, Greenwich CT 06830 on Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 3, at 2:00pm at the Byram Shore Boat Club, 10 Rich Ave. Byram CT 06830. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sea Scouts BSA.