George “Smash” Crane, Jr.

July 17, 1960 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 60)


Lieutenant George “Smash” Crane Jr., spent 28 years working for the Pennsylvania State Department of corrections. Having spent most of those 28 years working at SCI-Graterford and then transferring to SCI-Phoenix.

For those that knew him inside the walls, he was the rough, tough, big-hearted guy who always kept the morale high by making everyone laugh. He spent a number of his years of service on the CERT team.

George was also a dedicated husband, father and Grandfather teaching a strong sense of morals to his family. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Carolyn Crane, children (Raymond Patton, Jr. , Brian Patton, Britney Crane, Michael Crane, Ryan Crane), and grandchildren (Alexander Patton, Mikayla Patton, Hannah Bancroft, Amelia Patton, Jack Bernabucci.)

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