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.)