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Richard “Jerry” Davis Craver

Oct 28, 2014

Richard “Jerry” Davis Craver, 80, of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, went to his heavenly home suddenly on October 18, 2014. Born September 3, 1934, in Montgomery, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Jesse Campbell and Kathryn (Mann) Craver.

Richard was a graduate of Montgomery High School and West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia (now part of West Virginia University), where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. While in college, he worked as a D.J. at the local radio station. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in the 4th Armored Division in Nuremberg, Germany, for two years at the same time as Elvis Presley.

Richard was an Insurance Executive for more than 30 years with The Hartford and Maryland Casualty Insurance Companies. While at Maryland Casualty, he served as President of the First Eagle Federal Credit Union. He later worked as a Mortgage Underwriter at Philadelphia Mortgage Company and as an Insurance Instructor for Russ Schools in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, in Muncy, Pennsylvania, and volunteered as a Lacrosse Coach for the Parks and Recreation Council in Fallston, Maryland.

This year, Richard celebrated 28 years of marriage with Noreen Lynne Durant, known alternatively by his family and friends as his “teenage bride.” Surviving in addition to his wife are: a daughter, Lori Snyder, of Bel Air, Maryland; a step-son, Kurt Schmitt (Lara), of Muncy; a brother, Ret. Lt. Col. Jesse Campbell Craver, Jr., U.S. Air Force (Martha), of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Snyder, and Jasmine, Charles, and Autumn Schmitt; and three nieces, Kathryn Craver, Diane Donoghue, and Frances Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Thomas Scott Craver, in 1994.

Richard’s outrageous sense of humor, kindness, and generosity will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was one in a million.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th, at Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, Pennsylvania. The service will be conducted by Pastor Charles Teffeteller.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to The ALS Association at www.alsa.org or mailed to Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s Funeral Home, 121 S. Main Street, Muncy. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.