Thelma L. Crawford
December 15, 1917 - December 3, 2010
Thelma L. Crawford, age 92, of Washington, died Friday, December 3, 2010, in Southmont of Presbyterian Senior Care. She was born December 15, 1917, in Washington, a daughter of Albert and Cora Rizor Dornberger and was a member to the Laboratory Presbyterian Church, where she served as Elder. Mrs. Crawford was a 1937 graduate of Trinity High School and worked as an Operator for Bell Telephone for 40 years. She was an avid bowler, bowling in the Monday and Wednesday bowling leagues. She was inducted into the Washington Bowling Association Hall of Fame, in November of 2001. She was also a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers. On May 12, 1950, in Ohio Pyle, PA, she married Donald C. Crawford. Mr. Crawford died February 6, 2001. Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Mayer and Kay Morgan, both of Washington; several nieces and nephews and her best friend and caregiver Norine Mumbray. She is preceded in death by one brother, Albert Dornberger, Jr. and a sister, Ruth Harris. Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday, December 6, 2010, in the Piatt & Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Ave., where services will be held, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM, with Reverend Susan E. VandeKappelle and Reverend David A. Stammerjohn officiating. Interment will follow in the Washington Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St. Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Condolences may be expressed online at Piatt & Barnhill Funeral Directors, Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor and Lawrence K. Donovan, Funeral Director.


Joyce Hulton

To My Aunt Thelma-My heart is heavy. I will never forget you. My heartfelt condolences to your family as I feel their loss even though I am so far away. Until we meet again.....Joyce

Bob & Betty Hamilton

Sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. Her and Don were friends of my father (Oliver Hamilton) and mother (Virginia Hamilton). I kinda grew up with them and remember special times together. Thanks to Thelma's friend Norine for telling me of Thelma's passing

Peggy Dyson Dankowsky

To Thelmas sympathy to all of you at this time. I bowled with Thelma for years and enjoyed her 'whit'. She enjoyed her life and is now with her 'beloved'. RIP Thelma

Cindy Pastovich

To Thelma's Family and Bowling Family: I had bowled with Thelma for many years and shared many good times. May she rest in eternal peace.


Peace at last Aunt Thelma. I have such good memories of you and Uncle Don. I will never forget.

a friend from the desert

What a super lady Thelma was , always smiling and always ready to share a cute story. I didn't know her well but enjoyed her company at Alpine Bowling Alley a few times. I feel Blessed to have known her.


Aunt Thelma, always gracious and kind. I'm thankful you are a part of my childhood memories. Rest in peace.

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