- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 12, 2006

Jerome Crawford, an independent newspaper delivery contractor for The Washington Times, died Oct. 8 at George Washington University Hospital in the District after a weeklong illness. He was 54.

Mr. Crawford was born Feb. 10, 1952, in the District and attended D.C. public schools.

He worked for 13 years as a senior maintenance engineer for Crawford-Edgewood Management and for the past 11 years as a delivery contractor for The Times.

His delivery route included the D.C. court system, the mayor’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles and Howard University.

“He was excellent, a very dynamic individual,” said David Richmond, D.C. home delivery regional manager for The Times. “It’s a tremendous loss to this organization.”

Mr. Crawford was affectionately called “Porkey” by his family and childhood friends, who remember him as a loving man with an outstanding sense of humor.

“He was hardworking, he was fun-loving,” said his longtime partner, Tanja Jones.

Survivors include Miss Jones of the District; two sons, Jerome L. Crawford and Russell Leonard Crawford of the District; four daughters, Tynea Crawford-Brown, Clarice V. Crawford, Tameisha Crawford and Candice Crawford of the District ; a sister, Sandra M. Summerlin; two brothers, Dennis Crawford of Connecticut and Fareed Crawford of Maryland; and four granddaughters.

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